US Kool Pak buys Polar Express

Lake Oswego, OR, US: Kool Pak has acquired British Columbia-based carrier Polar Express Transportation in a bid to expand regularly scheduled delivery services in Canada.

The move “strengthens Kool Pak and Polar Express Transportation’s ability to transport, store and deliver temperature-controlled LTL shipments throughout Canada and the US safely and securely” Kool Pak said in a statement.

“Regardless of which side of the northern border we’re on, any product entrusted to us will be well cared for and in our control” said Kool Pak’s chief executive Steve Ness. “Kool Pak has a great reputation and will provide the necessary resources to help us continue to grow and serve our customers,” said Polar Express owner and general manager Jamie Plowman.

Among the assets acquired is a warehouse and cross-dock facility located in Langley, BC, which offers temperature-controlled protection for products while in transit. The sale also includes new-model tractors and dual-temperature, refrigerated trailers.

Polar Express Transportation will continue to operate under its current name and management. Kool Pak’s US headquarters will provide state-of-the-art transportation management systems and other resources in support of its Canadian operations.

Established in 1968, Kool Pak provides temperature-controlled less-than-truckoad shipping. The company operates terminals with refrigerated warehouse space in Oregon and Washington.

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