Knight-Swift subsidiary adds St. Louis service center

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AAA Cooper Transportation, a subsidiary of Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings is opening a St. Louis service center this fall. This expansion will connect AAA Cooper's existing 15-state network with the largest metropolitan area in Missouri.

The company has long operated in the Chicago market, and the new St. Louis facility will extend the company's reach to an estimated 80% of the Illinois market. This expansion follows recent capacity additions and investments in the Dallas and Indianapolis service centers and is the first expansion since Knight-Swift acquired AAA Cooper in July.

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With this expansion, the company, which services five states that share a border with Missouri -- Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Oklahoma -- expands its service capacity for LTL and dedicated services in the Midwest.

St. Louis is home to one of the country's largest inland port operations by tonnage and one of the top railroad service hubs.

Headquartered in Dothan, Alabama, AAA Cooper Transportation employs some 2,869 drivers, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's SAFER database.