Epes Carriers announces merger

Monday, Jul 22 2013 Holley Young

Epes Carriers, Inc., recently announced the merger between its two subsidiaries, Epes Transport System of Greensboro, N.C., and Texas Star Express Of Rockwall, Texas. Together, the company will named Epes Transport System and will be headquartered in Greensboro.

In 1931, Epes Carriers was incorporated in Blacksburg, VA and soon began providing quality transportation services to niche markets throughout the United States and select parts of Canada and Mexico. After relocating to Greensboro in 1988, Epes Carriers has grown to become the financially strong and technologically advanced company that it is today. With the help of its driven employees and state-of-the-art resources, Epes Carriers has quickly become the largest private trucking company in North Carolina thanks to its many subsidiaries.

Before its merger with Epes Transport System, Texas Star Express was Epes Carriers’ regional and long haul dry van carrier. This division was responsible for providing transportation services to Texas and the surrounding Midwestern and Southeastern states. With a mission to offer customers superior service, Texas Star Express has always ensured customers a safe and positive experience and will continue to do so as their division is encompassed by Epes Transport System.

Epes Transport System was acquired by Epes Carriers in 1987 and operated as its truckload common and contract carrier with 48 state authority. From the start, this division has been dedicated to providing quality transportation service with a continuous commitment to excellence. Equipped with a fleet of over 850 trailers and 2,300 vans, Epes Transport System will continue to serve the eastern half of the United States and expand their reach with Texas Star Express' former territory.

Combined, the two companies will consist of 4,000 trailers and 1,150 power units, in addition to employing approximately 1,500 employees. Texas Star Express will become Epes Transport System’s Southwestern division operating a major terminal in Rockwell. Because of the merger, the company will be able to serve the eastern two-thirds of the United States. Since Epes Carriers’ is always working to improve its quality of service, the merger between Epes Transport System and Texas Star Express only seems fitting.

Visit Epes Transport System’s company profile by clicking here for more information about the company and its current job opportunities.

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