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AMX acquires Powell Transport

Feb. 18, 2020
Deal adds 35 refrigerated trailers to third-party logistics company’s fleet, bolstering its presence in Southeast US

Alabama Motor Express (AMX) recently acquired the assets and affiliates of Powell Transport Solutions, a refrigerated freight specialist headquartered in Midland City AL.

According to AMX, the deal adds 35 reefer trailers to its fleet, helping it expand service offerings to a wider customer base in an effort to become the most prominent freight company in the Southeast.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“We’re on a clear path forward,” said Taylor White, vice president of AMX. “This acquisition is an exciting step as we bolster our position as a leading full-service, logistics provider in the region. We are very pleased to add (Powell President) Paul Powell, the Powell Transport Solutions employees and their accomplished drivers to our team. Paul has developed excellent relationships with his company’s long-time customer base, and we look forward to building on that base.”

Powell will serve as the leader of AMX’s refrigerated services division, and AMX said it expects to retain all Powell Transport employees and drivers. In addition, AMX has access to Powell’s customer base, offering them a broad range of truckload and 3PL services.

“We are delighted to join the AMX team,” Powell said. “Our focus on customer service and our ability to achieve the highest service standards will be enhanced by the resources and scale provided through AMX.” 

The acquisition is the latest for AMX, which recently opened offices in Atlanta and Savannah GA. This deal places AMX’s sister company, AMX Logistics, inside major distribution hubs, where it can streamline communications with leading customers and shippers in the region, AMX said.

“We’re in the middle of Freight Alley, where refrigerated freight demands continue to grow,” White said. “Now we can meet the diversified needs of our customers using more of our own trucks, drivers and 3PL services. And we’re gaining the support of a savvy, experienced team that knows temperature-controlled freight, understands its customers and wants to grow with us in the sector. We’re capitalizing on our long-term growth strategy and ready to grow with new opportunities.” 

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