BAY & BAY TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS COMPANY ACQUIRES ST. PAUL-BASED D&T TRUCKING COMPANY
Mutually Beneficial Purchase to Strengthen, Grow Both Companies
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (September 25, 2007) -- Bay & Bay Transportation, a national transportation and logistics company, is pleased to announce that it has purchased D&T Trucking Company, Inc. of Little Canada (a northern suburb of St. Paul, MN). The family-owned business has specialized in refrigerated and dry freight transportation since 1959. The acquisition includes D&T’s brokerage company, Virtual Transportation.
Sam Anderson, president of Bay & Bay, said the acquisition is an exciting opportunity to bring together the best practices of two, family-owned businesses that have proven track records and similar values.
“Both companies take great pride in running top-quality, safety-minded operations,” Anderson said. “Together, we’ll continue our tradition of strong customer
relationships and increasing the earning potential for our drivers.” According to Anderson, the foremost benefit of combining companies will be more freight on similar lanes and fewer empty backhauls.
D&T owner Bob Dolle, Jr., 56, son of founder Robert Dolle, Sr., will remain with D&T for the next year through the transition, and then retire. He has worked in the business since he was 19.
“After 37 years in the transportation industry, I’m ready to pursue other interests. But I’ll do so knowing that, together, D&T and Bay & Bay can provide an even greater spectrum of top-quality services to our customers,” Dolle concluded.
During the transition, Scott Stelman, CFO of Bay & Bay, will act as general manager of D&T. Stelman will also maintain his CFO duties at Bay & Bay. There are no immediate plans to make any significant changes to D&T Trucking Company.
Background: D&T Trucking
D&T Trucking is approaching its 50th year in business. Robert Dolle, Sr., incorporated the refrigerated and dry freight transportation company in 1959 and ran the company until 1992 when he sold the business to his son, Bob Dolle, Jr. Today, the successful, mid-sized firm meets its clients’ needs with a 100 percent owner operator-based fleet, primarily running east and southeast from the Midwest. D&T Trucking is located at
5 South Awasso Boulevard, Little Canada, MN 55117. For more company information, go to www.dttruck.com. Note: D&T Trucking received the Minnesota Trucking Association’s highest safety honor, the Grand Trophy for Fleet Safety, in August 2007.
Background: Bay & Bay Transportation
Founded in 1941, Bay & Bay is a nationwide truckload carrier and has nationwide logistics services that handle dry, specialized blanket wrap, and flatbed movements. Bay & Bay also has a dry bulk tanker fleet that services the eastern half of the United States. The company is headquartered in Rosemount, MN (a southern suburb of Minneapolis), with terminals in Burnsville, MN, and Neenah, WI. For additional company information, go to www.bayandbay.com.