Greatwide Logistics Buys Overton Transportation

Greatwide Logistics Buys Overton Transportation

Third-party logistics provider Greatwide Logistics Services acquired trucking operator Overton Transportation from Sysco. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The acquisition gives Greatwide trucks and drivers that will strengthen its expedited refrigerated transportation service for perishable products.

Overton, based in LaVergne, Tenn., has 70 tractors, 100 trailers and 133 employees. It uses team drivers to expedite transit of perishables coast-to-coast.

It is the latest in a string of trucking industry acquisitions that includes the purchase of Milan Express by Vitran last week and Dynamex by TransForce last month.

-- Contact William B. Cassidy at wcassidy@joc.com.