BUFFALO LAKE, Minn. — Kottke Trucking, a provider of refrigerated, dry freight and dedicated services, has acquired Wayne T. Fellows, a trucking company focused on refrigerated less-than-truckload and truckload services based in Davenport, Florida.
With the acquisition, Kottke Trucking will be adding 43 drivers and 22 non-driving positions in accounting, warehouse, dispatch and shop to its operation.
“Kottke Trucking has prided itself on family values since the first day of operation in 1938,”said Kyle Kottke, co-owner and general manager of Kottke Trucking. “Wayne T. Fellows has had those same core family values throughout their decades in the industry as well, making the combining of the two companies a great match. We are always looking for ways to better our company and this was a great opportunity to do that. We’re excited to have the Wayne T. Fellows family join our Kottke Trucking family.”
Kottke Trucking will continue to maintain operations in Buffalo Lake and Eagan, Minnesota, and at its Wildwood, Florida, terminal, in addition to the Wayne T. Fellows terminals in Davenport, Florida, and Winter Haven, Florida. This is Kottke Trucking’s second acquisition in the past three years. Kottke Trucking purchased the over-the-road division of Walbon & Co. in 2016.
“The similarities and core values of both companies will complement each other very well and continue to provide the quality service that our customers have come to know and expect,” said Tom Fellows, CEO and general manager of Wayne T. Fellows. “The entire Fellows team is looking forward to joining the Kottke family.”
“This is an extremely exciting day for our family and our entire staff,” said Donna Fellows-Coffey, CFO/COO at Wayne T. Fellows. “We look forward with hope and anticipation to continuing our family’s fourth generation of trucking tradition as part of Kottke’s team.”
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