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RoadOne IntermodaLogistics Acquires Chicago-based United Global Logistics

[ August 22, 2017   //   ]

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics announced the acquisition of UGL, United Global Logistics, Inc., to strengthen its Midwest service offerings and overall North American network.  Jerry Chey, owner and UGL president, and his team will continue to run the UGL business as a separate, independent division within RoadOne IntermodaLogistics under Jerry’s leadership.  There will be no change to services and operations.

As part of the UGL agreement, RoadOne will integrate the Boomerang division of UGL, based in Dayton, Ohio, into its portfolio of companies.  Boomerang is a strong operation serving the regional markets of Ohio and Kentucky and has a full service container terminal and CFS station on site.

Both Roadone and UGL leadership teams are anticipating that significant synergies will be gained with the combination of these entities including: expanded capacity, customer service improvements, stronger technology and an overall expanded service offering.

GL will have access to and the benefit of RoadOne’s strong fuel, truck and insurance purchasing capabilities, as well as to RoadOne’s full, end-to-end technology platform.  The RoadOne Web-based technology platform includes: full end-to-end visibility with Container Intelligence Tracker; real time driver updates that integrate weather and traffic with RoadTrak and systematized route optimization.  In addition, RoadOne vehicles are all equipped with ELD’s (electronic logging devices) and driver support systems ahead of the December 2017 deadline.

UGL is located 27 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and is close to O’Hare International Airport, major expressways and rail transportation.

 

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