GSC LOGISTICS ACQUIRES BEST WAY TRUCKING

OAKLAND, Calif. -- GSC Logistics, Inc., an industry leader in the field of Third Party Logistics, has expanded its presence into the Pacific Northwest, by acquiring Best Way Trucking, Inc., effective June 1st, 2011. The combined companies will provide services throughout Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, to include container drayage, cross-dock deconsolidation, transloading, super-chassis heavy hauling, over the road refrigerated and dry freight transportation, hazardous materials and intermodal drayage services.

“We wanted to expand our services into the Pacific Northwest because that region compliments our service coverage throughout northern California and Nevada," said Andres Garcia, chairman of the board and executive vice president for GSC. “The Pacific Northwest, and specifically the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, offer our existing customers an opportunity to integrate and leverage our information systems’ capabilities and robust reporting for their import, export, and domestic supply chain needs from the California Central Valley through the Canadian border.”

Scott Taylor, CEO and President of GSC, added, “Best Way is the perfect fit for our organization. We have the same values and focus on perfect execution for our customers. We plan on keeping employees of Best Way on board allowing us to continue providing excellent customer service and dependability.”

“GSC has a management team with an average of 25 years experience in the field of integrated logistics and supply chain services,” Garcia continued. “We will draw from each company’s strengths and expertise to provide all customers in the Seattle/Tacoma region with total transparency and visibility, alongside superior processes. Our financial strength and stability will allow for fleet investments and operational assets’ acquisition, to support our customers growing service and equipment demands throughout the Pacific Northwest.”

“We are excited to join the GSC team,” said Biniam Habte, director of operations for Best Way Trucking. “Our shared resources will allow us to concentrate on expanding our services to a national market.”

GSC Logistics, Inc. is an Oakland, California-based third party logistics services provider. The company was founded in 1988 to provide ocean and intermodal drayage, domestic and import/export cross-dock deconsolidation, overweight transportation, D.C. bypass programs, refrigerated and dry truckload services, plus a myriad of value added services designed to remove time and costs from the supply chain. All facilities operated by GSC Logistics are C-TPAT compliant and customs bonded. GSC utilizes sophisticated security systems as well as integrated E.D.I. communications for inventory management of inbound and outbound activity. To learn more about GSC Logistics please visit us at www.GSCHQ.com

Best Way Trucking is a Seattle, Washington-based company, providing services through the Seattle/Tacoma area as well as the port of Portland and vicinity. Best Way offers ocean and intermodal container drayage, heavy hauling through the use of their super-chassis fleet, as well as truckload and less than truckload transportation services. 

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