Seaford, DE, April 11, 2014 – Trinity Logistics, a nationally top ranked third party logistics provider headquartered in Seaford, Delaware, has recently acquired Legacy Transportation, Inc. of Gladstone, Missouri. The Legacy staff, led by former President Harold Elliot, has joined the Trinity team in their location on Ambassador Drive in Kansas City, Missouri.
Since 1991, Legacy Transportation served their customer base with full truckload services. In order to meet the growing needs of their shippers, Legacy identified the opportunities of aligning themselves with Trinity Logistics, ranked consecutively in the top 25 providers of their kind by Transport Topics magazine since 2003. Since the acquisition, Legacy’s former customers have taken advantage of addition services such as less-than-truckload, door-to-door intermodal, international, warehousing, transportation management software (TMS), logistics consulting, and freight management.
“I was impressed with the enthusiasm, the conviction, and the professionalism at Trinity Logistics. It made me want to be a part of the team,” shared Harold Elliot. “I could see that our customers would benefit greatly by having a larger carrier network for truckload shipments and a multitude of other services that many of my customers had inquired about over the years.”
Jeff Banning, President and Chief Executive Officer at Trinity Logistics, had this to say about the acquisition. “In our industry, a critical piece that drives success is technology. We’re pleased to be able to offer Legacy an operationally strong robust system that was built for speed. Seconds make the difference in securing the capacity and that is part of what makes Trinity cutting-edge thanks to the investments we’ve made in creating our own custom platform. We continue to enhance our technology and efficiencies for our customers, carriers, and team members.”
“The acquisition of Legacy Transportation is perfectly in line with our growth strategy at Trinity Logistics,” said Chief Financial Officer, Doug Potvin. “First, we find great opportunities with small-to-midsize transportation companies that are unable to provide a full suite of logistics services to their customers. Second, but just as important, we honestly assess whether it’s a good culture fit blending the two teams. The servant leadership mindset within a framework of empowerment and dedication to integrity is critical to the success of the acquisition. We are excited to welcome the Legacy team into the Trinity family.”
About Trinity Logistics Trinity Logistics was founded in 1979 with one location and only three employees. Today, we have over 200 team members in over 90 locations across the country. Trinity is ranked in the Top 25 providers of our kind by Transport Topics Magazine, a Top 100 3PL by Food Logistics Magazine, and an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company. Our privately-owned business has grown into being one of the top logistics companies in the nation, providing freight solutions on a global scale. With our corporate headquarters in Seaford, Delaware, multiple regional service centers, and over 90 agent offices throughout North America, we are positioned to provide a solution for any of your logistics needs, no matter how extensive, with the best customer service you’ll see in the industry. For more information about Trinity Logistics, visit www.trinitylogistics.com.