Big G Express acquires 90-truck Tennessee-based fleet

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Updated Mar 3, 2023

Big G Express (CCJ Top 250, No. 173) announced this week it has acquired RTR Transportation, a family-owned, full-service nationwide dry van truckload carrier. 

Nashville, Tennessee-based RTR also offers local cartage, warehousing, cross dock, trailer rework and storage trailers. According to RTR's SAFER profile, the company operates 90 trucks and employs 88 drivers.

“We ultimately chose Big G Express as the buyer because of the comfort level we instantly felt with their executive leadership,” said Jackson Norman, President of RTR. “The Lord has blessed our family with a wonderful group of employees, and we wanted to assure that their futures were secure. Big G’s employee stock ownership plan gave us that assurance.”

Shelbyville, Tennessee-based Big G is a 100% employee-owned, asset-based truckload carrier. Big G CEO Greg Thompson said the acquisition "is a great move for our employee owners."

“RTR’s asset-based operation with approximately 100 drivers allows us to gain market share with blue-chip customers in the automotive industry, including an expansion of the regions and routes we currently service,” Thompson added.

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