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Transportation equipment company Transport Services Inc. is acquiring Tra-Serv, a Columbus-based trailer and tractor repair company. "Together we will be a force in the transportation industry,” Transport Services President Adam Therrien said.

  • The combined company will offer sales, rental and leasing, parts and service in Ohio and surrounding areas.
  • Tra-Serv will transition into a full-service semi-trailer dealership at its existing Columbus location and operate under the Transport Services Name.
  • Former owner of Tra-Serv Mike Bledsoe has been appointed VP of the Columbus location.

PRESS RELEASE

CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Transport Services, Inc., a family-owned and operated leader in the transportation equipment industry, has announced its acquisition of Columbus-based Tra-Serv. With locations in Northeast and Central Ohio, the combined company will offer sales, rental and leasing, parts and service throughout Ohio and surrounding areas.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Tra-Serv to the Transport Services family. Together we will be a force in the transportation industry,” said Adam Therrien, Transport Services President. “We are thrilled to partner with such a successful business and team. The legacies that my father, Albert Therrien, and Tra-Serv’s owner Mike Bledsoe have worked so hard to build will continue through our hard work, dedication and continued focus on our customers’ needs.”

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Tra-Serv has been providing high-quality trailer and tractor repair and service to Central Ohio for 50 years and has a reputation of always taking care of the customer. The acquisition will expand Tra-Serv’s offering to its customers to now include leasing and rental, as well as sales of new Hyundais and various types of used equipment.

“We are honored and excited to partner with a company of integrity such as Transport Services,” said Tra-Serv Owner Mike Bledsoe. “Both organizations share a strong commitment to the highest quality and service standards. This is an ideal match that will benefit our current customers while positioning our combined organization for continued growth.”

Tra-Serv will transition into a full-service semi-trailer dealership at their existing Columbus, Ohio location and operate under the Transport Services Name. Mike Bledsoe, former owner of Tra-Serv, has been appointed VP of the Columbus location.

About Transport Services

Transport Services was established in 1976 as a sales-only semi-trailer dealer. In the early 80s, it added a Parts Division and Service Division to meet the maintenance and repair needs of its customers. The current campus, located in North Royalton, sits on more than 30 acres and includes 18 service bays and a 10,000 square-foot parts warehouse. Today, Transport Services is Cleveland’s only full-service semi-trailer dealership, and continues to focus on buying, selling, leasing, providing parts for, and repairing semi-trailers, and other transportation equipment. The company maintains a rental fleet of over 2,000 trailers and is the largest Hyundai Translead dealer in Ohio. For more information, visit transportservice.com.

Contacts

Media Contact:

Stacey Christofferson

Transport Services

schristofferson@transportservices.com

440.628.8238