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Bennett Motor Express Acquires Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging Co.

McDonough, Ga. – September 17, 2013 – Bennett Motor Express, LLC (Bennett), the largest of seven operating companies within Bennett International Group, LLC, today announced it has completed the asset purchase of Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging Co. (Ace Doran). Ace Doran, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based, family owned and operated transportation company, has served the shipping public since 1913. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Bennett Motor ExpressThe purchase by Bennett extends its open-deck trucking capacity and strengthens its geographic footprint in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States and Canada. The addition of Ace Doran’s 200 independent owner-operators increases Bennett’s fleet by 25 percent to over 800 trucks. Over 100 additional transportation freight agents will have access to the combined fleet.Read more..


Bennett Motor Express Honored With 2012 Ryder Carrier Quality Award

Logistics and transportation provider, Bennett Motor Express, LLC has won a 2012 Ryder Carrier Quality Award. Bennett was recently acknowledged as the top carrier in the Truckload-Flatbed category at a recognition event in Novi, Michigan. The Carrier Quality Awards recognize excellence through a variety of metrics, including on-time performance, claims handling, customer service, technology applications, economic value and innovation.

Ryder Carrier Quality Award“I am proud of our team of employees and owner operators who provide specialized and flatbed services through Ryder to valued customers across the US,” said Frank Perconti, Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Bennett Motor Express. “Our team’s professionalism and dedication to customer service provides stand out performance on any job, big or small. We are honored to have received this Carrier Quality Award from Ryder, and I congratulate our team.”

This year marks the 16th year that Ryder has presented awards to selected carriers.

“We are pleased to honor and recognize Bennett Motor Express, who has exceeded performance expectations by delivering outstanding operational excellence,” said Dave Belter, Vice President and General Manager of Transportation Management for Ryder. “Bennett Motor Express has demonstrated a consistent ability to meet the demanding requirements of our customers and shares our commitment to deliver reliable service.”


Best WaysBME Acquires Best Ways Brokerage

Bennett Motor Express recently acquired Best Ways Brokerage, a logistics and brokerage company based in Spanaway, Washington. Founded in 1981, Best Ways operates as a licensed brokerage company delivering flat bed, step deck, specialized, van, rail, and ocean transport.

Best Ways has an established network of clients in the West and Midwest, and with the acquisition, will now offer an expanded capacity of equipment options for domestic and international transportation. Click here for additional information.

 


Agent Advisory Board Meets At Annual Symposium

Bennett Agents from across the country will come together for insightful workshops, networking opportunities and engaging entertainment during Bennett’s Annual Symposium for agents and employees in Atlanta, GA Feb. 9-12, 2012.

Best WaysThe Agent Advisory board will kick-off the weekend of events with a full day of meetings at the Hyatt Regency of Atlanta on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Advisory board members will meet with BME’s managers to discuss key strategies, programs and compliance concerns for 2012.

This year’s event will also include several unique entertainment venues, including Friday night’s reception at the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, and an exceptional awards recognition banquet at the Georgia Aquarium on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012.


Best WaysBME Acquires Best Ways Brokerage

Bennett Motor Express recently acquired Best Ways Brokerage, a logistics and brokerage company based in Spanaway, Washington. Founded in 1981, Best Ways operates as a licensed brokerage company delivering flat bed, step deck, specialized, van, rail, and ocean transport.

Best Ways has an established network of clients in the West and Midwest, and with the acquisition, will now offer an expanded capacity of equipment options for domestic and international transportation. Click here for additional information.

 


Bennett Motor Express Expands Presence in Rancho Dominguez

RDC

Bennett Motor Express recently opened a new terminal office in Rancho Dominguez, California. Located at 18111 Santa Fe Avenue, the 70,000 sq ft Rancho Dominguez (RDC - Terminal) warehouse location is one of nine included terminal offices in the company’s existing network of operations in California.

This facility specializes in the storage and transportation/consolidation of machinery. Along with trans-loading standard containers, Bennett has many over-sized dock doors and lift capabilities reaching 60,000 lbs.

BME’s RDC warehouse is close to the port of Long Beach and is equipped with model year 2012 green clean air trucks. This company location also has an extendable double drop to handle customer's tall 40' flat racks. Bennett owner operators will also appreciate the new facilitie’s shower and the ability to drive through, load, and tarp within the new RDC terminal. Prior to moving in its new location, the RDC staff operated out of offices at 2930 East Maria Street.