Ascend Adds Georgia Terminal

An Ascend dry van on the highway. (Ascend Transportation)

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Ascend — a dry van, full truckload carrier that offers middle-mile supply chain solutions — announced it acquired a new terminal in McDonough, Ga.

Terms were not disclosed.

The secure, nearly seven-acre gated facility will provide additional tractor-trailer parking, driver support, dispatch and maintenance capacity for the Atlanta-based company.

“The new facility will serve as an additional terminal for our operations and allow us to more rapidly respond to our local customers’ needs,” Brad Heisterkamp, president of asset operations at Ascend, said in a release. “It will also provide greater convenience and flexibility for our Georgia-domiciled drivers.”

The terminal features parking for 100 units, 30 personal vehicles and several maintenance bays that will operate around the clock to support all Ascend-owned equipment, according to the company. Additional planning, dispatching, safety and driver support staff also will be based at this location.

Ascend noted it provides customers with logistics services in coordination with its affiliates Ascend Transportation, Ascend Trucking and Ascend Distribution. The company has asset-based operations in the South, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. — Transport Topics

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