CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Oct. 31, 2023) — CRST The Transportation Solution, Inc., one of the
largest privately held transportation companies in the United States, today announced the
acquisition of BCB Transport out of Dallas, TX.

Privately held, BCB Transport was built with the goal of empowering its team members through
collaboration and open communication. Born from the company’s mission to: Be Safe,
Communicate, and if you can, Be On-Time, BCB has achieved impressive growth over the past
12 years, strategically operating a flexible asset and asset light capacity model in one of the
nation’s densest transportation corridors.

“We are thrilled to have BCB join Team CRST. With an impeccable track record for performance
and data driven mindset, BCB will complement CRST’s Capacity Solutions business allowing us
to find more ways to maximize our capacity and provide unlimited solutions for customers,” said
Hugh Ekberg, CRST President and CEO. “In addition to operational excellence, BCB’s industry
leading safety efforts align perfectly with CRST’s culture that keeps safety at the core of all we

With a similar mindset and customer base, BCB will help CRST deepen existing relationships
and open the door to a few new ones.

“In CRST, we’ve found the perfect match for our business. A team that shares our commitment
to safety first, customer service, and empowering all team members aligns with the principles
we defined when we started BCB,” said Rick Larkin, BCB Co-Founder. “We are excited to take
this next step and formally bring our teams together.”

Republic Partners LLC acted as financial advisor to CRST in the transaction.
Learn how CRST continues to deliver promises and drive success at CRST.com.


Founded in 1955 by Herald and Miriam Smith, CRST The Transportation Solution has grown to
be one of the nation’s largest privately held transportation and logistics companies in the U.S.
Powered by the expertise of its Solutions Centers, CRST provides a broad array of
transportation and logistics services including team expedited, flatbed, dedicated, truckload,
transportation management, high-value product white-glove and home delivery. Learn more at


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