The acquisition of the Greenville, South Carolina-based company aims to expand Ascend's dedicated contract carriage business and work to broaden the company's footprint while building network density across the southeastern seaboard, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and into Louisiana, Texas, and Ohio.
"Bringing DTS into the Ascend family continues our mission to transform the regional truckload sector by leveraging technology, building density, and offering driver-friendly routes and policies," Ascend CEO Michael McLary said. "The company continues to build a robust and reliable network with the assets to support planned and unplanned customer needs in the South, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic regions.
Dedicated Transportation Solutions, established in 2004, works to provide shippers with a premier fleet outsourcing option, providing professional transportation management. DTS has grown from a single Greenville location to 24 independent operating and geographic locations, servicing local and national customers along the southeastern seaboard plus Louisiana, Texas, and Ohio.
"Given the challenging nature and headwinds of the supply chain for shippers, by joining Ascend, DTS's customers will enjoy the expanded capacity and capabilities of the combined company," said Scott Stowers, president and founder of DTS.
Ascend was initially formed by the merger and integration of Milan Supply Chain Solutions and J&B Services, establishing truckload brokerage services that work to complement the company's asset operations.