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Celadon makes investments in newly-acquired flatbed business

Celadon returned to the flatbed business after a 13-year absence with their acquisition of Evans Trucking in Butler, Indiana, and subsequently took orders on tractors such as this LoneStar.

The Trucker News Services

9/2/2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Following on the heels of their acquisition of Evans Trucking earlier this summer, Celadon Trucking Services has recently ordered tractors for the flatbed fleet, including Kenworth W900, Peterbilt 579 and International LoneStar tractors. 

In addition, the company also is buying 100 new 53-foot aluminum flatbed trailers.  To complement this equipment, Celadon has also purchased deluxe, enclosed head racks.

“We are looking to grow our base of owner operators for our flatbed business”, commented Nate Roberts, Vice President of Specialized Services at Celadon.  “This trio of quality tractor options, both new and used, coupled with an attractive leasing program and great pay packages, offer an outstanding opportunity for those considering a career as a lease purchase driver.”

Celadon returned to the flatbed business after a 13-year absence with their acquisition of Evans Trucking in Butler, Indiana.  Additionally, with the purchase, Celadon has been able to strengthen its Local and Dedicated presence and capabilities in the Midwest.  The Evans terminal in Butler, Indiana has been added to the Celadon network and the four Evans warehouses in Angola, Butler, Garrett and Terre Haute, Indiana are now part of Celadon Logistics operations.

“Our return to the flatbed segment signals our intent to become a truly full service carrier for our customers, explained Paul Will, Celadon CEO and President.  “Whether their needs require a temperature-controlled environment, delivery on an expedited basis or a load that requires a flatbed trailer, Celadon can now better handle our customers’ shipping and transportation requirements.”

Celadon Group, Inc. (www.celadongroup.com), through its subsidiaries, provides long-haul, regional, local, dedicated, intermodal, temperature-controlled, flatbed and expedited freight service across the United States, Canada and Mexico.  The company also owns Celadon Logistics Services, which provides freight brokerage services, freight management, as well as supply chain management solutions, including warehousing and distribution.

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