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SOAR, Network Transport Merge into Major Reefer Player

A new major player in the world of temperature-controlled truckload transportation has emerged from a complex series of mergers and acquisitions. Asset-based reefer carrier SOAR Transportation Group out of Salt Lake City and freight brokerage Network Transport, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have merged in a deal put together by private equity veteran Marc Kramer.

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SOAR Transportation Group Finds Great Success after Rebooting its Executive Staff and Culture.

SOAR Transportation Group wants to be more than just a typical trucking company. “We want to be a full transportation and freight management provider,” says Cole Isaacson, vice president of operations for the Salt Lake City-based company. 

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SOAR Transportation Adds Bendix Air Disc Brakes

If there’s one thing important to a tractor-trailer driver in the mountains, it’s having the same stopping power at the bottom of a long grade as at the top.

“Nobody likes thinking about drum brake fade when they’re hauling downhill,” said Scott Goodfellow, director of maintenance at SOAR Transportation Group and a 30-year CDL holder. “So enhancing driver and vehicle safety through better brake performance is a key reason we’re spec’ing Bendix air disc brakes on all our new tractors and trailers.”

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Kelle’s Transport Services Under New Leadership As Soar Transportation Group

Earlier this week, Kelle’s Transport Service announced a change of name to SOAR Transportation Group following an acquisition of controlling interest from Marc Kramer, a reported investor of transportation companies.

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Kelle’s Transport Service is Now Soar Transportation Group

One of the nation’s emerging and quickly growing temperature-controlled trucking carriers — Kelle’s Transport Service (KTS) — has changed its name to SOAR Transportation Group after Marc Kramer, a long-time investor of transportation companies, recently acquired a controlling interest.

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