Minnesota carrier acquires Florida fleet


Kottke Trucking, a provider of refrigerated, dry freight, and dedicated services headquartered in Minnesota has acquired Florida-based Wayne T. Fellows, Inc., which specializes in refrigerated less-than-truckload and truckload services.

With the acquisition, Kottke adds 43 drivers and 22 non-driving positions in accounting, warehouse, dispatch, and shop to its operation.

Kottke will continue to maintain operations in Buffalo Lake and Eagan, Minnesota, and at its Wildwood, Florida terminal, in addition to the Wayne T. Fellows terminals in Davenport and Winter Haven, Florida. This is Kottke Trucking’s second acquisition in the past three years. Kottke Trucking purchased the over-the-road division of Walbon & Company, Inc. in 2016.

“Kottke Trucking has prided itself on family values since the first day of operation in 1938,”said Kyle Kottke, co-owner and general manager. “Wayne T. Fellows, Inc. has had those same core family values throughout their decades in the industry as well, making the combining of the two companies a great match. We are always looking for ways to better our company and this was a great opportunity to do that.”