Forward Air acquiring 70-truck Edgmon Trucking

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Kent, Washington-based Edgmon Trucking is being acquired by Forward Air Corporation (CCJ Top 250, No. 50), the companies announced Monday.

Edgmon Trucking currently operates a 5 acre terminal in Kent and a 2 acre yard in Seattle, servicing both the Port of Seattle and the Port of Tacoma with approximately 70 trucks – predominantly operated by independent contractors – and a staff of 21 employees.

Forward Air President, Chairman and CEO Tom Schmitt noted that acquiring Edgmon Trucking was driven by a quest to meet customer demand, adding it increases the company's intermodal drayage capabilities within the region.

"Over the past 12 months, we’ve been focused on the strategic expansion of our network and operations across our intermodal and LTL businesses," he said, "and we are not done yet.”

The acquisition of Edgmon Trucking marks the first West Coast location for Forward Air’s intermodal business – a key expansion area in the company’s strategic growth plan.