Trinity Logistics Acquires Legacy Transportation

Trinity Logistics has recently acquired Legacy Transportation, Inc. of Gladstone, Missouri. The Legacy staff, led by former President Harold Elliot, has joined the Trinity team in their location on Ambassador Drive in Kansas City, Missouri.

Since 1991, Legacy Transportation served their customer base with full truckload shipping services. In order to meet the growing needs of their shippers, Legacy identified the opportunities of aligning themselves with Trinity Logistics, ranked consecutively in the top 25 providers of their kind by Transport Topics magazine since 2003. Since the acquisition, Legacy’s former customers have taken advantage of additional services such as less-than-truckload, door-to-door intermodal, international, warehousing, transportation management software (TMS), logistics consulting, and freight management.  

“I was impressed with the enthusiasm, the conviction, and the professionalism at Trinity Logistics. It made me want to be a part of the team,” shared Harold Elliot. “I could see that our customers would benefit greatly by having a larger carrier network for truckload shipments and a multitude of other services that many of my customers had inquired about over the years.”

Jeff Banning, President and Chief Executive Officer at Trinity Logistics, had this to say about the acquisition. “In our industry, a critical piece that drives success is technology. We’re pleased to be able to offer Legacy an operationally strong robust system that was built for speed. Seconds make the difference in securing the capacity and that is part of what makes Trinity cutting-edge thanks to the investments we’ve made in creating our own custom platform. We continue to enhance our technology and efficiencies for our customers, carriers, and team members.”

“The acquisition of Legacy Transportation is perfectly in line with our growth strategy at Trinity Logistics,” said Chief Financial Officer, Doug Potvin. “First, we find great opportunities with small-to-midsize transportation companies that are unable to provide a full suite of logistics services to their customers. Second, but just as important, we honestly assess whether it’s a good culture fit blending the two teams. The servant leadership mindset within a framework of empowerment and dedication to integrity is critical to the success of the acquisition. We are excited to welcome the Legacy team into the Trinity family.”

For more information on becoming part of the Trinity family of companies, connect directly with our talent acquisition team led by Dan Dobson.