Canada’s TransForce buys US-based last-mile delivery company

image (9)Canada’s largest trucking operator, TransForce, expanded its last-mile delivery business in the U.S. by acquiring Hazen Final Mile, from parent company Hazen Transport.

The acquisition gives TransForce an owner-operator-based “white glove” delivery service that runs nearly 500 daily routes in 20 U.S. cities, from Boston to Atlanta, Detroit and Texas, according to Hazen’s website.

That network will bolster TransForce’s capabilities to handle home-delivery of heavier goods sold via e-commerce, a trend that is reshaping traditional transportation networks.

The Taylor, Michigan-based company will be folded into TransForce’s same-day logistics subsidiary Dynamex, which the Montreal-based holding company acquired in 2010.

Rick Palmer, president of Hazen Final Mile, will remain with the company, and report to Scott Leveridge, President of Dynamex U.S., according to Bloomberg Business. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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