New York carrier acquires company serving Pacific Northwest

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Farmington, New York-based Leonard’s Express has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Holman Transportation Services, based in Caldwell, Idaho.

Founded in 1997, Holman is a privately held trucking company providing transportation services to the food and grocery, dairy and frozen food product industries. The company employs approximately 189 people with a fleet of about 164 trucks and services customers in the western United States with a concentration in the Pacific Northwest.

Leonard's Express employs almost 500 drivers. It offers truckload, reefer, intermodal, warehousing and distribution services.

“We are excited about this acquisition," said Leonard's Express CEO Ken Johnson. "It will help us add to our existing refrigerated capacity allowing us to better serve our current customer base and additionally, it will help us expand our coverage in the Western United States.  We find the business models and culture of Holman and Leonard’s are very compatible and the synergies created by the combination of both companies will benefit our customers from a service-level standpoint.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.