Challenger Motor Freight, one of the largest truckload carriers in Canada, acquired the special commodities business of Sandrock Specialized Carriers, a Heidelberg, Ontario-based company specializing in oversize and overweight shipments.
Sandrock founder and president Mark Sandrock will head up a new division for Challenger, Sandrock Specialized Transport.
“We look forward to expanding our special commodities division” to a wider range of customers, said Dan Einwechter, chairman and CEO of Cambridge, Ontario-based Challenger.
Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Challenger has more than 2,300 employees and 1,500 trucks and 3,300 trailers. It is the largest privately owned truckload carrier in Canada and claims to be the fifth-largest Canadian motor carrier.
“With the challenges in today’s trucking industry, it is often necessary and sometimes inevitable to seek out a larger carrier to provide security and diversity of service,” said Mark Sandrock, who founded his company in 1999.
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