Briefly: Heniff Transportation acquires Texas-based Coal City Cob

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Heniff Transportation Systems, LLC announced recently it has acquired the corporate holding company of tank truck operator Coal City Cob Company, Inc.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

Coal City Cob has 230 drivers and 500 trailers in its nationwide network of terminals, including a significant rail-to-truck bulk transfer yard and tank wash facility at its headquarters in Waxahachie, Texas. 

"We're very pleased to welcome Coal City Cob into the Heniff family of companies," said Bob Heniff, founder and chief executive officer of Heniff Transportation Systems. "I've been friends and a competitor with the Cloonen family for many, many years and this combination now allows us to work together as partners. Given the complementary nature of the two operations, we believe strongly that this combination will create value for all our stakeholders and offer real service enhancements to our respective customers."

Based in Waxahachie, Texas, Coal City Cob Company, Inc. was founded in 1970 and today provides liquid bulk transportation services to the chemical and hazardous waste industries through its nationwide network of nine terminals, including a centrally located 27-acre facility in Waxahachie integrating rail-to-truck transfer, fleet maintenance, and tank wash capabilities.

Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, the Heniff family of companies has about 2,000 tractors and 5,000 trailers through its network of over 100 locations with expertise in chemical transport, food-grade transport, rail transloading, ISO depot operations, equipment maintenance, tank cleaning services, and logistics. 

Trucker shot in Florida supermarket parking lot

Police in Jacksonville, Florida are investigating a shooting of a trucker who was in his truck in a supermarket parking lot.

WJXT-TV reports the shooting took place during an argument in a supermarket on North Main Street, near 50th Street East. The trucker was found with a serious gunshot wound shortly after midnight. He was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

If anyone has any information regarding the shooting, you are asked to contact Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500.

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Bridge over Ohio River to close for nine days

Transportation officials are scheduling a nine-day closure of an Ohio River bridge that connects Indiana and Kentucky. The eastbound lanes of I-64 will close after 9 p.m. on Nov. 28 and reopen at 5 a.m. on Dec. 7.

The Interstate 64 eastbound lanes that connect New Albany, Indiana, to Louisville, Kentucky via the Sherman Minton Bridge will close Nov. 28, Indiana transportation officials said.

The 59-year-old double-decker bridge is undergoing a long-term renovation that officials said would add up to 30 years to its life.

Transportation officials said the suggested alternate route during the closing would be I-265 in Indiana to I-65.


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