Inside Logistics

Day & Ross acquires Ottaway Motor Express and Cross Dock Express

The deal is expected to close at the end of November.


November 29, 2010
by MM&D staff

HARTLAND, NB: The Day & Ross Transportation Group has acquired Ottaway Motor Express Limited and Cross Dock Express Inc, two privately owned dedicated trucking companies based in Woodstock, Ont.

Ottaway and Cross Dock provide logistics services to the automotive aftermarket and general freight industries. Ottaway provides dedicated truckload services from parts manufacturers in Canada and the US to automotive manufacturers’ parts distribution centres and dealer networks.

Cross Dock Express is a dedicated automotive parts delivery business and cross-docking service for outbound (new) and inbound (returned) automotive parts.

“We are committed to strengthening and expanding the blend of customized and cost-efficient transportation and distribution services we offer to our customers,” said John Doucet, president and CEO of the Day & Ross Transportation Group. “In acquiring Ottaway and Cross Dock we gain additional capacity in the movement of automotive parts and general freight and we gain cross-docking capability, which positions Day & Ross to provide end-to-end services across all modes of transportation.”

The terms were not released, but the deal is expected to close at the end of November.