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Central Freight Lines to purchase Wilson Trucking; expands to Southeast and Puerto Rico


Friday, February 24, 2017
by THE TRUCKER STAFF

The purchase of Wilson allows CFL, founded in 1925 and headquartered in Waco, Texas, to expand its chiefly Southwestern operation to the Southeastern U.S. and to Puerto Rico, where 91-year-old Wilson has 29 terminals. (Courtesy Central Freight Lines)
The purchase of Wilson allows CFL, founded in 1925 and headquartered in Waco, Texas, to expand its chiefly Southwestern operation to the Southeastern U.S. and to Puerto Rico, where 91-year-old Wilson has 29 terminals. (Courtesy Central Freight Lines)

WACO, Texas — LTL veteran Central Freight Lines (CFL) has signed a letter of intent to buy  assets of Wilson Trucking of Fishersville, Virginia, CFL reported February 23.

The purchase allows CFL, founded in 1925 and headquartered in Waco, to expand its chiefly Southwestern operation to the Southeastern U.S. and to Puerto Rico, where 91-year-old Wilson has 29 terminals.

“This expansion to the entire Southeastern U.S. and Puerto Rico improves our long term competitive position in the LTL and distribution markets and allows us to give our customers the extended coverage they’ve been asking for,” said Don Orr, president and CEO of CFL. “In the past 12 years Central Freight Lines has received 42 Highway Safety Awards from national and state industry groups. We are proud of our accomplishments and look forward to bringing the same quality service to the Southeast.” 

“This is very good news for the many loyal customers of Wilson,” said C.L. (Chuck) Wilson, chairman and CEO of Wilson Trucking. “Central Freight Lines has been in business for over 90 years just like us and I’m confident our customers will be quite impressed with the many quality services they offer.”

CFL, with 1,600 tractors and 8,000 trailers, currently operates from 56 terminals.

 

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