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Mark-It Express Logistics acquires Joliet-Based Clean Car Connexion 

Mark-It Express Logistics acquires Joliet-Based Clean Car Connexion 
Mark-It Express Logistics LLC, a Midwest intermodal trucking and freight brokerage company, has announced that it has acquired the operating assets of Clean Car Connexion, Inc. based in Joliet, Illinois. (Courtesy: Clean Car Connexion)

LEMONT, Ill. – Mark-It Express Logistics LLC, a leading Midwest intermodal trucking and freight brokerage company, has acquired the operating assets of Clean Car Connexion, Inc. based in Joliet, Illinois. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, according to a news release.

Clean Car, founded in 1995, is a family-owned and operated transportation company specializing in intermodal and overweight container loads serving all the lower 48 states.

Chad Fiala, president of Clean Car, considered Mark-It “to be an ideal strategic fit for his business as the two companies share many similar values and Mark-It’s full suite of transportation solutions provides significant growth avenues for Clean Car’s customer base,” the news release stated.

Fiala will remain with Mark-It in an on-going role.

Mark-It, founded in 2009, offers third-party logistics and intermodal logistics solutions, including local and regional drayage and yard services. The company operates three terminals in Lemont, Illinois, Detroit and Kansas City, Kansas.

Tony Apa, president and founder of Mark-It, remarked that the acquisition “is a good strategic fit and strengthens our capacity in a tight labor market in the largest inland intermodal hub in the country.”

All Clean Car employees will remain with the organization moving forward.

Clean Car represents Mark-It’s third acquisition since the start of 2020, also having previously acquired Spirit Trucking and Sava Transportation. With a combined total of nearly 200 trucks, Mark-It will be able to provide additional capacity and enhanced solutions to drive value for customers, drivers and supply chain partners.

Apa also said that “the acquisition brings a strong mix of company drivers, owner-operators, and specialty chassis which will be a great addition to our existing team and business. We remain on the lookout for other strategic acquisitions that fit similarly to Clean Car.”

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