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Wilson Trucking set to be sold

FISHERSVILLE - Wilson Trucking Corp. announced Monday there could be some changes coming to the company.

Wilson Trucking has signed a letter of intent with Central Freight Lines Inc., which will buy certain assets of Wilson Trucking and expand Central Freight Lines' service territory into the Southeastern U.S., a release said.

"This is very good news for the many loyal customers of Wilson," said C.L. Wilson, chairman and CEO of Wilson Trucking, said in a release. "Central Freight Lines has been in business for over 90 years just like Wilson Trucking and I'm confident Wilson's customers will be quite impressed with the many service offerings of Central Freight Lines."

It is unclear about what will happen to the company in Fishersville and its employees and customers.

The News Leader has reached out to Wilson Trucking. But, according to the release, the company said it will continue to provide customers the "best available less-than-load service in the Southeast."

"As with any transaction like this there will be additional information coming out about a wide array of topics," the release said. "Our commitment to you is to keep you informed in a timely fashion about all topics that directly affect our business relationship."

The Texas-based Central Freight Lines is expected to close on the company by March 31.

"This is an important move for Central Freight Lines," said Don Orr, president and CEO of Central Freight Lines, in a release. "It allows us to fulfill our strategy of being the premier coast-to-coast Sunbelt LTL provider in the industry. We look forward to adding Wilson's customers to Central's list of highly satisfied customers."

Wilson Trucking, based out of Fishersville, was started in the early 1920s by C.G. Wilson when he used a Ford Model T pick-up truck to haul products from the Wilson farm to the metro marketplace, its website said.

The company grew with the family's second generation. In the 1950s C.W. Wilson took over until the 1990s. C.L. Wilson, along with T.G. Wilson, are the third generation of the family to run the company, its website said.

Wilson Trucking encompasses nine states and Washington, D.C.

Source of article click here : News Leader

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