ATLANTA, Dec. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ProDrivers, a leading U.S. provider of professional drivers, today announced the acquisition of Road Dog Drivers, one of the top regional transportation staffing firms on the West Coast. Terms of the transaction between ProDrivers, a division of Atlanta-based EmployBridge, and the owners of Road Dog Drivers were not disclosed.
"We're thrilled to have the Road Dog team joining the ProDrivers family," said ProDrivers Division President Mike Mitchell. "The leadership at Road Dog has built a great business with a strong culture and a foundational commitment to serving their customers, drivers and staff. Together, we'll be able to build on ProDrivers' growth momentum as we create more value for all those connected to our business."
"We see joining with ProDrivers as very positive for our employees, drivers and customers," said Road Dog Drivers COO Todd Warner. "We took the time to make sure this combination would be a great fit, one that creates more opportunities for our people to grow and advance our business as part of ProDrivers. From the start, we were impressed by ProDrivers' performance and eagerness to build something special together."
Operating under the name ProDrivers, the combined organization will strengthen its position as a preeminent U.S. transportation staffing business, serving nearly 4,000 customers with an expansive footprint of more than 70 branch and on-site locations across North America. With its marketplace scale and reach, ProDrivers creates enhanced opportunities to serve its customers while providing increased opportunities for its more than 3,700 valued drivers.
"This combination will expand ProDrivers presence in key markets and accelerate our responsiveness to our customers' increasing demand for drivers," explained EmployBridge President and CEO Tom Bickes. "In Road Dog, we saw a strong, highly compatible partner, and we look forward to providing more customers with effective and efficient transportation solutions while creating more opportunities for the drivers who do so much to move our nation's economy forward every day."
In particular, the addition of Road Dog Drivers' branch locations will expand ProDrivers' service footprint in the state of California and the entire West Coast while adding incremental coverage in key growth markets in the states of North Carolina, Texas, Michigan and Illinois.
Paul Galleberg, head of mergers and acquisitions at EmployBridge, added "Our long-term strategic growth plan is based on continuing to accelerate the growth of our existing businesses while looking for opportunities to acquire and invest in high-performing companies that share our values, business goals and specialty focus along with our ongoing commitment to innovation and improving the customer experience. We couldn't be more excited to welcome the Road Dog team to our EmployBridge family."
Founded in 1987, ProDrivers is the largest truck driver services company in the United States specializing in CDL drivers. Fueled by a unique vetting regimen, robust selection process and driver-centric culture, ProDrivers has become a leading provider of professional drivers in the country and the industry's only transportation workforce specialist. For more information, visit www.ProDrivers.com
About Road Dog Drivers
Headquartered in Cornelius, NC, Road Dog Drivers has been connecting highly qualified professional drivers with companies in need of transportation solutions since 2009. Prior to the combination with ProDrivers, Road Dog Drivers provided job opportunities to more than 500 drivers while serving about 250 clients from eight branch locations in five states: California, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina and Texas.
As workforce specialists, EmployBridge provides value-added workforce solutions and job opportunities through focused specialty divisions including ResourceMFG, ProLogistix, ProDrivers, Select, RemX, Westaff and Remedy. Combining the advantages of national scale, in-depth local market knowledge, industry-specific expertise, and powerful recruiting and retention tools, EmployBridge is recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as America's largest industrial staffing firm. The company puts more than 86,000 people to work each week across a network of 500+ offices in 48 states and Canada. In 2017, EmployBridge provided more than 164 million work hours to 10,000 customers, generating more than $3 billion in revenue. EmployBridge is also helping close the skills gap in America's supply chain by providing free, career-focused skills development to its temporary associates through the firm's Better WorkLife Academy. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.employbridge.com.
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