USX expands Xpress Global Systems

USX expands Xpress Global Systems

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U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Chattanooga, Tenn., is buying the LTL airport-to-airport operations of CRST Van Expedited. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. It will operate as part of its Xpress Global Systems unit.

Xpress Global Systems and CRST''s Major Airport Xpress Division are among the largest nationwide providers of airport-to-airport transportation services to the airfreight and airfreight forwarding industries.

"This acquisition complements our existing business by adding density to our current network and enhances our service capabilities to our customers," said Xpress Global Systems President Bill Lusk. "We are working to ensure a seamless transfer of business and are looking forward to taking advantage of the opportunities provided by this purchase."

U.S. Xpress Enterprises is the fifth-largest publicly owned truckload carrier in the United States. It provides regional, dedicated and expedited truckload services throughout North America, with regional capabilities in the West, Midwest and Southeastern United States. The company is one of the largest providers of expedited and time-definite services in the truckload sector.