Bison Transport Inc., a Canadian based transportation and supply chain company, today announced the intended acquisition of Britton Transport, Inc., located in Grand Forks, North Dakota.  Britton is an asset based and non asset based transport provider providing van, flat bed, step deck and bulk hopper truckload services primarily in the continental US.

Don Streuber

“The acquisition of Britton is an important first step in Bison Transport’s US expansion strategy” stated Bison’s President and CEO Don Streuber. “Britton is a well run operation and has been a strong US partner carrier of ours over the last 5 years handling a growing portion of our US freight.  This transaction will provide Bison Transport a US base of operations in close proximity to one of our key border crossing in the North Central US.   We look forward to working with Dave Britton and the Britton employees in providing an expanded quality service offering to Britton and Bison customers.” He adds.

Britton Transport operated by its founder Dave Britton stated, “Since 1980, our company has grown from a small brokerage operation with two employees to a full service truckload transport provider with over 45 tractors and 65 employees and drivers.  We have grown over the years by providing our customers reliable and innovative transportation services through the dedication and teamwork of our employees.  Bison is a key customer and an important partner of Britton’s and this transaction represents a natural evolution of that relationship.  We are very pleased to join the Bison family and I feel it gives our employees and our customers a platform to grow in the years ahead.”

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to be completed in late May, 2011.  Financial details concerning this transaction have not been disclosed.

About Bison Transport Inc.

Bison Transport is a multiple-award winning Canadian transportation company, employing the latest technology while operating one of the most modern fleets in the industry, with over 1050 tractors and 3000 trailers. Our dedicated staff and safe, professional drivers provide cross-border truckload transportation services from British Columbia through the Maritimes and to 48 U.S. states.  To find out more about Bison Transport Inc., visit the website at http://www.bisontransport.com/.

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