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Greatwide Logistics Services acquires Overton from Sysco

Jan. 18, 2011
Greatwide Logistics Services, a Dallas TX-based provider of third-party logistics (3PL) services, has acquired the contracts, personnel, and equipment of Overton Transportation, a Sysco Corporation subsidiary.

Greatwide Logistics Services, a Dallas TX-based provider of third-party logistics (3PL) services, has acquired the contracts, personnel, and equipment of Overton Transportation, a Sysco Corporation subsidiary. The business will be integrated under the Greatwide Freight brand.

Overton currently has 70 tractors, 100 trailers, and 133 employees based in La Vergne TN. Through the use of team drivers Greatwide will operate expedited temperature-controlled service from coast to coast, allowing for fast transit of perishable goods from the grower to wholesale and retail distribution points.

“The acquisition of Overton Transportation allows us to provide new temperature-controlled logistics solutions that many of our grocery customers have requested,” said John Simone, president and chief operating officer, Greatwide Logistics Services. “Overton also enhances our capabilities in our current one-way truckload offering. When combined with our dedicated and brokerage competencies, there are significant opportunities to collaborate and innovate in ways neither of us could have done on our own.”

With more than 4,000 tractors on the road, Greatwide is one of the largest 3PL service providers for produce and other temperature-controlled products. The company is also one of the largest logistics providers for the produce industry, transporting both short and long haul cross-country for weekly distribution.

For more information, visit www.greatwide.com or follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Greatwide.

Foodservice provider Sysco operates 180 distribution facilities serving about 400,000 customers. For more details, visit www.sysco.com.

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