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Jones Logistics acquires Nationwide Express

Feb. 6, 2023
Mississippi-based Jones Logistics acquires Nationwide Express in Tennessee, bringing Jones' headcount to over 700 team members, with a fleet of over 500 trucks.

Jones Logistics, a national transportation and logistics company, has acquired Central Tennessee-based Nationwide Express.

Based in Shelbyville, Tennessee, Nationwide provides dedicated trucking services, warehousing, third-party logistics services, recycling transportation, and waste management solutions. It operates in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.

Jones Logistics is a portfolio company of Jones Capital. Based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Jones Logistics delivers freight brokerage, managed transportation, and dedicated services to clients across the United States. Through this acquisition, Jones expands its geographic footprint but also its service line offerings and capabilities, which will now include warehousing and enhanced intermodal and managed transportation solutions, according to a company press release

"Nationwide Express is a highly reputable organization rooted in the same fundamentals of professionalism, quality, and customer satisfaction as Jones Logistics. We share very similar core values and feel that we have complimentary cultures, which was so important to us when looking at this opportunity," says Brian Haynes, CEO of Jones Logistics. "We are excited to welcome the Nationwide Express team to the Jones Logistics family, and we are eager to bring the benefits of our combined team, network, and capabilities to our customer base."

Jones employs over 700 team members with a fleet of over 500 trucks.

"We congratulate Jones Logistics in this latest chapter of their growth and welcome Nationwide Express to the Jones Capital family," says Tom Caughlin, president of Jones Capital. "The Nationwide Express team and ownership group have built a tremendous business over the years, and we look forward to building upon their historic success for the benefit of their customers, employees, and respective communities."

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