FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CRST International, Inc. Renames Specialized Transportation, Inc. (STI) as CRST Specialized Transportation, Inc.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (January 14, 2014) – CRST International, Inc. today announced that it has changed the name of Specialized Transportation, Inc. (STI), which it acquired in 2011, to CRST Specialized Transportation to better fit within the company’s brand. The former STI is widely recognized as a leading provider of customized supply chain solutions for products that require high touch support, special handling and equipment, and value added on-site services.
As CRST Specialized Transportation, the business unit will continue the focus in supporting customers in the technology, healthcare, industrial, furniture, store fixtures, retail, and financial services markets. Its acquisition gave CRST access to a network of agents and 52 distribution centers in key metropolitan areas in North America, as well as entry into the specialized handling and transportation business.
“We wanted to formally integrate STI into the CRST family of companies to solidify the synergy between it and our other operating companies, which include expedited van, flatbed, dedicated fleet, temperature controlled and logistics services,” explained CRST President and CEO Dave Rusch. “CRST has become one of the largest and most diversified transportation companies in the U.S. and our goal is to provide integrated and seamless delivery to our customers through our CRST branded transportation services.”
STI was formerly the High Value Products/Logistics Division of North American Van Lines, headquartered in Ft. Wayne, Ind.
CRST currently employs more than 4,600 drivers and office personnel, and an additional 3,000 independent contractors across the nation. The company operates over 4,600 tractors, with an average age of 18 months, and 7,300 trailers.
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About CRST International, Inc.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa–based CRST International, Inc. is one of the largest privately-held transportation companies in the United States. Through its seven operating companies, CRST provides a broad array of transportation solutions, including expedited van, flatbed, dedicated services, brokerage, transportation management, high value product white glove moving services and expedited temperature controlled team services. CRST’s operating companies are made up of CRST Expedited, Inc., CRST Malone, Inc., CRST Dedicated Services, Inc., CRST Logistics, Inc., CRST Specialized Transportation, Temperature Controlled Team Service (TCTS) and BESL Transfer Company. For more information, visit www.crst.com or call (800) 736-CRST (2778).