Gulf Coast Transport acquires Southwest Transportation fleet

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Gulf Coast Transport has acquired the Dallas/Forth Worth regional fleet of Southwest Transportation. Southwest Transportation is now a division of Gulf Coast Transport, operating primarily in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas. Terms of the transaction were not announced.

Southwest Transportation, based in Fort Worth, Texas, is a $5 million yearly revenue dry freight carrier with 30 tractors. Gulf Coast Transport is adding 50 trailers along with state-of-the-art technology to assist the former Southwest Transportation regional fleet. The new Gulf Coast Transport regional fleet will continue to operate from the former Southwest Transportation terminal in Fort Worth.

In addition to the Friday, Dec. 2 acquisition, Gulf Coast Transport has begun construction of a new maintenance facility to complement the additional acreage of the trailer yard that was opened earlier in the fall. Once the maintenance department moves into the new building, the vacated area will be remodeled to create additional office space for various departments, including enhanced facilities for drivers.

Gulf Coast Transport, a 48-state carrier based in Sunnyvale, Texas, was founded in 1988 by Steve Wooten.