Commercial Carrier Journal’s parent company Randall-Reilly has acquired Transportation Data Source (TDS), which opens up new markets for the company’s data-driven solutions.
The TDS acquisition gives Randall-Reilly data on factoring, insurance, brokerage/logistics and fleet management solutions. These capabilities complement Randall-Reilly’s current trucking data offering, RigDig Business Intelligence, which provides insights for OEM, aftermarket and dealer clients.
The company purchased TDS from trucking pioneer Lyn Simon and TDS co-founder Helen Simon.
“We’re thrilled to provide a broader range of tools that help current and new clients meet an even wider range of pressing needs,” says Prescott Shibles, Randall-Reilly’s senior vice president of data. “Welcoming TDS to the Randall-Reilly family helps us achieve our goal of providing usable insights and measurable outcomes to our clients.”
“In only five short years, TDS grew to be one of the most robust services for motor carrier safety monitoring and lead generation in the transportation industry. Selling TDS to Randall-Reilly provides existing TDS customers with access to more services and in turn, allows them to better serve their customers. I am happy that TDS is now in the stewardship of Randall-Reilly,” said Lyn Simon, TDS president and founder.
Key members of the TDS staff that transferred with the acquisition will work from Randall-Reilly’s office in Draper, Utah, headquarters of Smart Rhino Labs, which Randall-Reilly acquired earlier in 2018.
“This acquisition is an exciting part of Randall-Reilly’s growth and represents a whole new way to propel our clients to their best selves,” says Brent Reilly, Randall-Reilly president and chief executive officer.