ALEXANDRIA, Va. – January 6, 2014. TransForce, Inc., the industry leader in truck driver staffing, announced that it has acquired Best Drivers based in Alcoa, Tennessee. Best Drivers provides commercial truck drivers throughout the southeastern U.S., with operations in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Alabama. To ensure seamless customer service, Best’s management team has joined TransForce’s leadership team and will assume key regional management roles. The combined operations of TransForce and Best Drivers employ well over 2,000 truck drivers across the nation. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The Best acquisition further enhances TransForce’s national footprint, providing its national customers with increased geographical coverage of their operations. Among the new markets are those in South Carolina and Florida, two new states that will join TransForce’s current nationwide service area. TransForce and Best Drivers have similar corporate cultures and similar approaches to risk management. Both companies strive to provide only the safest and highest-quality commercial truck drivers.
David Broome, CEO of TransForce says “Best Drivers is the ideal acquisition for TransForce. Best and TransForce drivers share a well-earned reputation for quality. Both companies have worked hard to install the processes and controls to ensure that our truck drivers meet and exceed Federal standards. In addition, both Best and TransForce take great pride in our customer service. We stay in constant contact with our customers to prevent surprises.”
Brad Smith, CEO of Best Drivers adds that “The merger of TransForce and Best Drivers is an ideal match. Our combined management team is one of the strongest in the industry. By joining forces our ability to service a broader client base expands exponentially.”
Acquisitions continue to be a part of TransForce’s growth strategy. “While the Company traditionally has grown organically, we believe that the addition of high-quality companies such as Best provides a further boost to growth. It is especially helpful to acquire a company with such a strong reputation and commitment to quality as Best. We will continue to pursue such opportunities,” says David Broome, CEO.