SHELBYVILLE, TN and NASHVILLE, TN, February 27, 2023 - Big G Express (Big G) and RTR Transportation (RTR) are both based in middle TN since 1995 and have strong family-orientated foundations built on the core values of Safety, Integrity, and Customer Service.
Located in the capital city, Nashville, TN, RTR is a family-owned full-service nationwide dry van truckload carrier including local cartage, warehousing, cross dock, trailer rework, and storage trailers.
“We ultimately chose Big G Express as the buyer because of the comfort level we instantly felt with their executive leadership,” said Jackson Norman, President of RTR. “The Lord has blessed our family with a wonderful group of employees, and we wanted to assure that their futures were secure. Big G’s employee stock ownership plan gave us that assurance.”
“I am looking forward to realizing the amazing potential of our company’s combination and strengthening our ability to provide the best possible service to our customers,” expressed Norman.
Big G Express is a 100% employee-owned, asset-based truckload carrier headquartered in Shelbyville, Tennessee. With 550+ tractors and over 1,800 trailers, they provide general commodity, irregular route, and dry van truckload services to nationwide customers. The Big G Express family of companies offers transportation solutions and services including logistics, warehousing, and flatbed services.
“This acquisition is a great move for our employee owners,” stated Big G CEO, Greg Thompson, “RTR’s asset-based operation with approximately 100 drivers allows us to gain market share with blue-chip customers in the automotive industry including an expansion of the regions and routes we currently service.”
“We are excited to start this new chapter and welcome Jackson Norman, President of RTR, and their entire team to the Big G Express family.” said Thompson.« Back to Blog
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