A&R Logistics Adds Midwest Trucking Jobs With Acquisition

Tuesday, Aug 6 2019 Randall-Reilly Editor

Looking for truck driving jobs in the Midwest? Listen up to the latest news in trucking company acquisitions, this time in Chicago, IL. The trucking company A&R Logistics and its owner group Wind Point Partners have acquired Blue Water Plastic Transport. This trucking company in St. Clair, MI offers trucking jobs for the plastics industry exclusively. Now A&R Logistics will have access to all of these Midwestern trucking jobs for freight haulers. Learn more about how this acquisition will add to the trucking industry.

About Blue Water Plastic Transport

tanker truck for a&R logisticsBlue Water Plastic Transport or BWP Transport was founded in 1988 in St. Clair, Michigan. The company has operated as a local LTL trucking carrier, as well as a truckload dry van business. Truck drivers running for Blue Water Plastic Transport have also handled dry bulk transport, intermodal, and rail freight.

The company has two terminal locations in Plymouth and Fowlerville, Michigan. BWP Transport has authorities to run a number of lanes including coast to coast freight in the US, as well as the border to border freight in Canada and in Quebec and Ontario.

Some of the shipping customers that are in the BWP Transport network include DOW, SynCot Plastics, Samsung, and Channel Prime Alliance. The type of freight hauled by Blue Water Plastic Transport truck drivers includes plastic resin. This plastic resin is shipped via dry bulk specialty trucking jobs in specialized tanker trailers. As a result, truck drivers are required to have tank endorsements on their CDL. This increases the pay for these specialized trucking jobs hauling plastic.

Acquisition of BWP Transport

Now, these resources and jobs are moving on to A&R Logistics. This includes trucking jobs in Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois. Mark Holden, CEO at A&R Logistics, said, “On behalf of the entire A&R team, I am happy to welcome the BWP team into the A&R family."

Holden continued, "Both companies share common customer bases, but more importantly common values and cultures, and we are thrilled about the combination. We believe BWP and A&R customers will benefit from our combined organization and look forward to serving our customers with the future opportunities this acquisition creates.”

Konrad Salaber, serving as the Managing Director with Wind Point Partners, said, “BWP is a great strategic acquisition for A&R as it increases both the Company's tractor fleet and its density in the Midwest. We're excited to have closed the first of what we hope is several acquisitions with Mark and the A&R team.”

Trucking Jobs at A&R Logistics

A&R Logistics provides trucking jobs for the dry bulk truck driver pool. This includes hauling for chemical and plastic shipping customers. If you have your hazardous material and tanker endorsements, then you can apply for a trucking job here. Choose between working as a company driver or rolling in the owner-operator lane. Company drivers at A&R Logistics earn an average salary of $65,000 annually. Owner-operators earn $1.30 per loaded mile for the carrier.

The company also offers you paid orientation and safety training to all new hires. The orientation program lasts for one week. A&R Logistics covers all of your travel and accommodation expenses while you are in orientation. This orientation provides you with the on the job paid training as a truck driver to set you up for success. You learn how to properly transport plastic resins in pellet and powder form using pneumatic vacuum trailers.

In order to train successfully and quickly, the company puts you with a professional local driver trainer. This way you have someone there to double-check your progress and ensure you’re actually getting these skills down before you head out on your own. The training center locations for A&R Logistics are in:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Morris, IL

When you complete the training and orientation, you are ready to be a full-time truck driver at A&R Logistics.

Apply to Trucking Jobs Near You

If you are living near the A&R Logistics terminals and want to start driving in the plastic resin industry, check out our local trucking jobs. See what we have to offer you here at Trucker Classifieds. Find out if plastic resin freight hauls are available in your area. How?

All you have to do is search for trucking jobs near you. This way you can see if these companies like A&R Logistics and Blue Water Plastic Transport are hiring truck drivers in your state. From there you can even apply to those trucking companies right here on our website.

Source: A&R Logistics - Press

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