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Epes Carriers merges Epes Transport System and Texas Star

The Trucker News Services

7/9/2013

Greensboro, N.C. — Epes Carriers, Inc., of Greensboro, N.C., announced the merger of its two asset-based trucking subsidiaries, Epes Transport System of Greensboro,  and Texas Star Express of Rockwall, Texas. The combined company will be called Epes Transport System with headquarters remaining in Greensboro.

Texas Star will become the company's Southwestern division of Epes Transport, operating a major terminal in Rockwall, with recruiting, sales, safety, operations and maintenance support staff, company officials said.

The combined company, employing approximately 1,500 employees, will consist of 1,150 power units and 4,000 trailers providing service to the Eastern two-thirds of the U.S.

“The merger of our two operating companies will now allow us to offer many more services and lanes to our customer base and also give our driving force additional opportunities for growth as well,” said Britt Colley, president of Epes. “The initial response from our customers has been very positive. It is a very exciting time for our employees and customers and will help position us for the future.”

Epes Carriers was ranked in the top 100 largest truckload carriers in Transport Topics' top 100 carriers for 2012.

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