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CRST Acquires Cincinnati-Based Short-Haul Carrier


Today, CRST announced it has purchased Cincinnati, Ohio based short-haul carrier BESL Transfer Company.

CRST says the acquisition complements CRST Malone which provides long-haul, flatbed services.  BESL is a local flatbed carrier.  Both carriers serve the construction, steel and aluminum markets.

Dave Rusch, President and CEO of CRST International said, “CRST International is comprised of six specialized, niche transportation companies. We are always in search of adding companies to our portfolio that offer services which would allow us to expand our capabilities with our customers. The acquisition of BESL Transfer Company further complements our flatbed transportation services, by offering premiere, short haul dedicated services.  We are thrilled to be working with the Dehan family on this acquisition and look forward to expanding the service offerings to both BESL and CRST customers going forward.” 

“The acquisition of BESL will allow CRST to expand its flatbed operations nationwide footprint through their short haul, regional services and expanded agent base.” said Group President  John Gallardo . “For CRST and BESL it means improved fleet utilization and increased operating efficiencies. We look forward to working with the BESL employees, independent contractors, and agent family.

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