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Landstar acquires technology companies

Landstar acquires technology companies

   Jacksonville, Fla.-based Landstar System Inc. said it has acquired two supply chain transportation integration companies, Premier Logistics Inc. and A3 Integration LLC.

   Premier, based in Detroit, provides “dynamic freight management services for customers through its proprietary Web-based software,” while Ann Arbor, Mich.-based A3 Integration offers “Web-based transportation and supply chain management technologies to optimize the complete order-to-cash process,” Landstar said.

   Henry Gerkens, president and chief executive officer, said Landstar independent sales agents “will now be able to offer customers complete integrated supply chain solutions with industry-leading technology. Additionally, our third-party capacity should benefit from increased loading opportunities created through this new service offering.”

   Landstar said it incurred about $2 million in costs related to the acquisitions.

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