GSC Logistics acquires Best Way Trucking

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GSC Logistics Inc., a third-party logistics provider, announced that it has expanded its presence into the Pacific Northwest by acquiring Best Way Trucking Inc., effective June 1; terms were not released. GSC says the combined companies will provide services throughout Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, including container drayage, cross-dock deconsolidation, transloading, super-chassis heavy hauling, over-the-road refrigerated and dry freight transportation, hazardous materials and intermodal drayage services.

“We wanted to expand our services into the Pacific Northwest because that region complements our service coverage throughout northern California and Nevada,” says Andres Garcia, chairman of the board and executive vice president for Oakland, Calif.-based GSC. “The Pacific Northwest, and specifically the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, offer our existing customers an opportunity to integrate and leverage our information systems’ capabilities and robust reporting for their import, export and domestic supply chain needs from the California Central Valley through the Canadian border.”

Scott Taylor, chief executive officer and president of GSC, described Best Way as “the perfect fit for our organization. We have the same values and focus on perfect execution for our customers. We plan on keeping employees of Best Way on board, allowing us to continue providing excellent customer service and dependability.”

Garcia says GSC’s management team has an average of 25 years of experience in integrated logistics and supply chain services. “We will draw from each company’s strengths and expertise to provide all customers in the Seattle-Tacoma region with total transparency and visibility, alongside superior processes,” he says. “Our financial strength and stability will allow for fleet investments and operational assets’ acquisition to support our customers growing service and equipment demands throughout the Pacific Northwest.”

Biniam Habte, director of operations for Best Way Trucking, says the companies’ shared resources will allow Best Way to concentrate on expanding its services to a national market. “We are excited to join the GSC team,” Habte says.

GSC Logistics Inc., a third-party logistics provider, announced that it has expanded its presence into the Pacific Northwest by acquiring Best Way Trucking Inc., effective June 1; terms were not released. GSC says the combined companies will provide services throughout Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, including container drayage, cross-dock deconsolidation, transloading, super-chassis heavy hauling, over-the-road refrigerated and dry freight transportation, hazardous materials and intermodal drayage services.

“We wanted to expand our services into the Pacific Northwest because that region complements our service coverage throughout northern California and Nevada,” says Andres Garcia, chairman of the board and executive vice president for Oakland, Calif.-based GSC. “The Pacific Northwest, and specifically the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, offer our existing customers an opportunity to integrate and leverage our information systems’ capabilities and robust reporting for their import, export and domestic supply chain needs from the California Central Valley through the Canadian border.”

Scott Taylor, chief executive officer and president of GSC, described Best Way as “the perfect fit for our organization. We have the same values and focus on perfect execution for our customers. We plan on keeping employees of Best Way on board, allowing us to continue providing excellent customer service and dependability.”

Garcia says GSC’s management team has an average of 25 years of experience in integrated logistics and supply chain services. “We will draw from each company’s strengths and expertise to provide all customers in the Seattle-Tacoma region with total transparency and visibility, alongside superior processes,” he says. “Our financial strength and stability will allow for fleet investments and operational assets’ acquisition to support our customers growing service and equipment demands throughout the Pacific Northwest.”

Biniam Habte, director of operations for Best Way Trucking, says the companies’ shared resources will allow Best Way to concentrate on expanding its services to a national market. “We are excited to join the GSC team,” Habte says.