PRIME INC. ACQUIRES TRUCKING OPERATIONS FROM TRL
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Robert E. Low, Prime Inc. Owner and CEO, announces the acquisition of specific assets and the trucking operations of Transcontinental Refrigerated Lines in Pittston, Penn., in December 2007. The TRL freight network will operate as a division of Prime Inc.
“This is a promising opportunity for us in a region of the country that compliments our freight network and driver base,” stated Robert Low, President and CEO. “We appreciate Mr. Hrobuchak’s confidence in us to maintain the strong customer service for the customers that TRL have been serving. TRL was a good company focused on service, and I am confident that all customers and the drivers will see positive benefits from this transaction.”
In 1975, Stephen P. Hrobuchak Jr. and his father founded TRL Trucking as a family-owned trucking company, starting with two trucks. TRL experienced rapid growth as a result in their focus on service and with its customer base. “We have experienced decreasing profitability these last few years,” said Stephen Hrobuchak Jr., former President and CEO of TRL. Faced with escalating fuel costs, insurance and other issues, Mr. Hrobuchak said he “felt like the best solution for the company and [his] associates was to seek out Prime.”
The facility in Pittston, Penn. will function as Prime’s East Coast Customer Service Center, providing a point in the Prime freight network to enhance the quality of service to their customers and drivers. Prime adds the Pennsylvania location to their current list of Regional Customer Service Centers located in Oregon, California, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Missouri and Florida.
Prime will retain key personnel, including TRL’s current owner, Stephan P Hrobuchak, to ensure high quality of service for current customers and drivers during this seamless transition.
A focus on customers and drivers has been the key to success for Prime, Inc. and their 2006 (ending March 2007) fiscal year yielded $743 million in revenue for Prime.
About Prime Inc.
Founded in 1970 by Robert Low, Prime Inc. is a refrigerated, flatbed and tanker carrier serving an international client base and operating a modern fleet of approximately 4000 trucks. Prime’s corporate headquarters are located in Springfield, Mo. Professional drivers are encouraged to stop by Prime’s terminal at the intersection of Interstate 44 and Highway 65 in Springfield, Missouri. For more information on Prime Inc., visit www.primeinc.com.
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