July 5, 2016 11:10 AM, EDT

TransForce Acquires Canadian Operations of K.A.S. Personnel Services

Transforce Inc., a staffing agency for truck drivers, has acquired the assets of K.A.S. Personnel Services, another commercial truck-based staffing agency based in Mississauga, Ontario.  Transforce, based in Alexandria, Virginia, matches available drivers with trucking companies, third party logistics companies and private fleets.

“TransForce is extremely excited about this acquisition. KAS is a well-established provider of quality drivers in the Ontario market and we are very pleased to have the opportunity to offer our US-based clients additional support across the border in Canada,” David Broome, President of TransForce said in a statement.

K.A.S. has seven offices in the province of Ontario that will now join Transforce, although the company will keep its name.

“The KAS management team brings decades of experience in providing truck drivers and logistics personnel services. I feel that TransForce mirrors our dedication to the transportation industry and I believe by joining TransForce’s North America footprint we can offer a more complete service to our customers,” Kirk Schizas, CEO of K.A.S. Personnel Services said in a statement.

It is the sixth acquisition for Transforce in the last three years, although the company said it’s the first international acquisition.