Hirschbach acquires 300-truck reefer fleet

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Updated Jun 25, 2021
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Hirschbach expects its driver base to expand from 2,200 to 2,400 after the acquisition.

Hirschbach Motor Lines (CCJ Top 250, No. 64) has acquired Eagan, Minnesota-based Lessors, Inc., a nearly 300-truck reefer fleet.

The Dubuque, Iowa-based temperature-controlled carrier has a current driver/operator base of 2,200 and that is expected to exceed 2,400 after completing integration with Lessors.

“We’re very excited to welcome the Lessor drivers along with their mechanics and office staff to the Hirschbach family,” said Brad Pinchuk, CEO and owner of Hirschbach. “It’s an organization I’ve admired for decades.”

The acquisition will allow Hirschbach to expand its freight capacity and offer additional services to its customers. Lessors was founded in 1983 by James and Wendy Shapiro. The company specializes in transporting time sensitive, temperature-controlled products, and operated with three terminals in Eagan, Minnesota; Dover, Florida and Caldwell, Idaho. 

“Lessors has a reputation of providing a high level of service to their customers, an outstanding safety record, low driver turnover, and running very nice equipment, which is meticulously maintained,” Pinchuk said.