KLLM acquires Georgia reefer company Global Quest

Updated Aug 9, 2022
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 KLLM Transport Services, a leading temperature-controlled, truckload carrier based in Richland, Mississippi, has acquired refrigerated transporter Quest Global Inc., located in Cartersville, Georgia.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“The acquisition of Quest Global Inc. will enhance KLLM’s premium service offerings now with expedited, temperature-controlled shipping nationwide,” KLLM CEO Jim Richards said. “Quest Global Inc. has been a well-run, safety-driven company for years. Their culture and values are a great fit with our family of companies, and we’re thrilled to have them as part of the KLLM family.”

The expedited, team-driven temperature-controlled operation will continue to run out of the Cartersville, Georgia location and be branded as KLLM Expedited Services. It adds to KLLM’s core services of over-the-road, regional, dedicated, intermodal, and logistics.

“Building Quest Global, Inc. has been my life’s work, and I could not have found a better home than KLLM for the Quest family,” said Jason Dickerson, CEO of Quest Global. “Within five minutes of meeting Jim Richards, I knew KLLM was a perfect fit because of their family values, respect for their employees, and dedication to providing the best customer service possible. As a family-oriented company, my goal was to find the best home for our people for years to come, and I look forward to being part of the team to ensure a smooth transition.”

This is the latest addition for KLLM in its ongoing growth strategy in the temperature-controlled shipping sector, according to a statement from the company.

KLLM Expedited Services will also complement the full menu of refrigerated transportation services offered by the entire KLLM family of companies, which includes LTL carrier Frozen Food Express, time-sensitive same-day expedited carrier Koolshot Expedited, and KLLM’s intermodal division that services ramps across the country.