Dupré Logistics acquires Interstate Transport

Dupré Logistics, a Louisiana-based transportation company, has announced the acquisition of Interstate Transport, Inc., an industry leader in temperature-controlled and time-sensitive food and beverage logistics based in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Dupré Logistics provides innovative logistics solutions through its three distinct business divisions: Onsite and Private Fleet Services, Strategic Capacity Brokerage Services, and Energy Distribution Services.

With extensive coverage on the Gulf Coast and widespread coverage across North America, Dupré Logistics has been recognised in the US for its commitment to safety and unique business model, combining company-owned assets and an extensively vetted carrier network, it said.

“It’s always been Dupré’s vision to be a diversified transportation and logistics company,” stated Mike Weindel, Dupré Logistics’ president. “We continue to pursue opportunities that will help us broaden our service portfolio and increase our company footprint across the United States. The combination of Interstate’s expertise, healthy footprint in the food and beverage logistics space, and the strong cultural overlap between our two companies made this a winning combination.”

Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, and in business for over 20 years, Interstate Transport offers temperature-controlled, time-sensitive, dry, and flatbed brokerage services to companies across industries, including food service, horticulture, big box retailers, and emergency management. Interstate Transport will increase Dupré’s density and service offering in Florida and expand its east coast operations and carrier network.

The Interstate Transport name will be retained; however, the company will be known as a “Dupré Logistics Company.” Interstate Transport’s president and CEO, Gloria Hudson, and vice president, Zach Aufmann, will continue to serve in senior leadership roles.

“We are excited about this next phase in Interstate Transport’s history,” stated Hudson. “The transition for our customers will be seamless and ‘business as usual,'” Hudson explained. “This transaction will allow us to continue to drive value and opportunities for our customers and employees. We look forward to what the future brings.”