Atlas World Group subsidiary acquires pad-wrap fleet

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Atlas Logistics, a subsidiary of Atlas World Group (CCJ Top 250, No. 63) has acquired Progressive Transportation, Inc. of Wausau, Wisconsin, a provider of over-the-road pad-wrap transportation. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The acquisition of 50-truck Progressive Transportation accelerates the growth of padded-van solutions within Atlas Logistics’ service offerings and delivers additional capacity to our network of agents across the company, said Phil Wahl, president and COO of Atlas Logistics.

“The timely decision was founded upon the principle of diversification," Wahl, added, "laying a foundation for organizational advancement as guided by the aggressive goals outlined in Atlas World Group’s Strategic Roadmap, Vision 2025. It is with great pride and excitement that we welcome Progressive Transportation to the Atlas family.”

Founded in 1995, Progressive Transportation has built lasting relationships with its customer base, including Progressive’s two largest clients having worked with the company for more than two decades. The executive management team has more than 30 years of experience in the transportation field and more than 25 years in the pad-wrap market.

By providing up-to-date assets, including a fleet of late-model tractors, and fostering an environment of openness and transparency between all employees and contractors, Progressive has developed an experienced and loyal driver base.

“The robust logistics offerings, brand power and strong industry reputation of Atlas World Group is unparalleled and gives us vast potential for growth,” said Craig Olsen, president of Progressive Transportation. “We are thrilled to be aligned with the highest-quality logistics provider, and our employees and customers will undeniably feel the benefits."

There have been 16 mergers and acquisitions among CCJ's Top 250 for-hire carriers since the beginning of June, and 25 Top 250 fleets have struck 24 deals this year.