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Aug 01, 2019

NTG Acquires Birddog Logistics Driving Growth & Expansion


NTG Acquires Birddog Logistics allowing further expansion of its comprehensive supply chain solutions in North America

Nolan Transportation Group (NTG) announces the acquisition of Birddog Logistics, former brokerage division of Transportation Insight, and its successful transition to complete NTG’s twelfth full-service, multimodal brokerage location.

With an active location in Charlotte, NC, NTG extends its customer and carrier base into Hickory, North Carolina, previous headquarters of Birddog Logistics. NTG’s first acquisition allows the company to continue nationwide expansion as a full-service logistics provider while operating on a high-growth platform.

“This acquisition signifies NTG’s focus on further success and expansion,” said NTG Founder and Executive Chairman Kevin Nolan. “We’re excited to begin a new chapter in our company by adding operations in Hickory. Birddog clients will benefit from NTG’s extensive supply chain solutions and receive even greater customizable shipping results through our technology.”

As a Top 15 Freight Brokerage Firm, NTG provides class-leading multimodal freight services through a comprehensive network of partner carriers, offering competitive rates from coast to coast.

“We’re thrilled to be able to extend value to our most recent partners in Hickory with broader service capabilities, such as increased capacity and continuous customer support from our service-driven teams,” Nolan adds.

Transportation Insight Founder and TI HoldCo Chairman Paul Thompson created the base brokerage business at the foundation of BirdDog Logistics more than 20 years ago. Born out of a former western North Carolina truckload carrier, BirdDog’s strong roots relied on solid relationships with thousands of reputable transportation providers dating back to the 1920s.

“As the marketplace demands better capacity sourcing and customer expectations continue to increase, larger outsourcing firms and brokerages have a significant advantage as companies look to reduce costs and guarantee on-time delivery,” Thompson says. “We’ve admired NTG’s management team and track record for operating performance for several years. Their reputation for providing full attention to every client load, offering exceptional payment process and engaging in direct communications make it a brand leader and an excellent partner to meet the needs of shippers and carriers that have been served by BirdDog.”

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