Sep 20, 2021
PLS Logistics Services, a leading, technology-driven, third-party logistics company has acquired D&L Transport, a transportation brokerage headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.
D&L Transport will continue to operate under its authority and remain an independent subsidiary of PLS, leveraging PLS's advanced technology and national carrier network while maintaining its independent operations. Brian DeFrain, a 10-year veteran of D&L Transport, will remain in the role of President of D&L. All existing management and employees will remain with the organization following the acquisition.
Greg Burns, Chief Executive Officer of PLS Logistics, said, "D&L Transport through its national agent network has developed a broad range of services, with particular strength in the dry van, flatbed and refrigerated modes, and an outstanding reputation for customer service."
Brian DeFrain, President of D&L Transport, remarked, "We are excited to partner with PLS Logistics and get immediate access to its broad service offering and industry-leading technology, while maintaining our independent operations."
Founded in 2004, D&L Transport is a non-asset provider of Truckload solutions in North America. D&L Transport brings a strong management team and talented sales agents to PLS, as well as a robust network of shippers and carriers.
Effective with this transaction, PLS will have an annual revenue run rate of $950mm and expects annual revenue of approximately $1.2 billion in 2022.
PLS Logistics Services is a leading provider of logistics management, brokerage and technology services for shippers across all industries. PLS handles over a million loads annually across all major freight modes: flatbed, van, LTL, rail and barge, air and ocean. The PLS carrier network consists of over 65,000 pre-qualified trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies.
To learn more visit www.plslogistics.com.
D&L Transport utilizes a team of transportation specialists to handle our customers’ unique shipping needs, including experienced account representatives in all modes of transportation, a General Counsel with specialties in transportation law to assist with cargo claims and other transportation-related legal issues, and a management team with over 75 years of experience in the transportation brokerage industry. We are a proud member of the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), and are committed to the TIA’s strict code of ethics when dealing with shippers and carriers. We have earned and significantly value our financial reputation in the marketplace.
We work hard for our reputation of reliability, competitive pricing, integrity, and exceeding expectations. This reputation has led to success and growth for D&L Transport, yet we remain committed to servicing each of our customers as if our only client. This sets us apart from other freight brokerage companies which focus more on the bottom line and less on the customer. We offer the resources, contacts and pricing of a Fortune 500 brokerage, yet the service, support and attentiveness of a family-run company. To learn more about D&L Transport visit their website.