Ascend LLC, a dry van, full truckload carrier announced it has acquired Dedicated Transport Solutions (DTS), of Greenville, S.C. The acquisition of DTS expands Ascend’s dedicated contract carriage business and further broadens the company’s footprint while building network density. The addition of DTS strengthens Ascend’s coverage of the southeastern seaboard in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and into Louisiana, Texas, and Ohio.
The DTS acquisition increases Ascend’s assets to more than 1,000 tractors and more than 3,000 trailers. Ascend was initially formed by the merger and integration of Milan Supply Chain Solutions and J&B Services. In addition to its large and growing asset-based operation, Ascend has established substantial truckload brokerage services. Pairing this flexible network capacity with Ascend’s broadly staged trailer fleet and its power-only options result in a distinctive array of services.