Celebrating Our New Merger with OutWest Express

Trucking for America just expanded across the country! Our goal of building a premier truckload carrier in America through organic growth and by acquiring attractive businesses in the fastest-growing transportation sectors in our country has been made possible with our recent expansion and merging with Outwest Express.

Benefiting from an increase in the near-shoring of manufacturing, Outwest Express, LLC operates a fleet of more than 400 tractors and 1,200 trailers serving a diversified group of over 300 customers across the retail, medical, manufacturing, automotive and electronics industries.

“We admire the business they built and view it as a perfect complement to ours. By combining Outwest’s capacity and expertise with Cox’s, we can better serve our customers and enhance our role as a trusted and critical supply chain partner.”

 – Jay Smith, CEO of Cox Transportation Services, LLC

Now sharing five additional locations within Texas, California and Missouri, we are able to offer more opportunities to our professional drivers to excel in their careers and travel the country.

The founders of Outwest Express, Michael Puzio and Zachary Chilson, will retain significant ownership stakes in the combined company, continuing with the management and daily operations of the Outwest brand.

In a recent press release published by Fright Waves, Puzio was quoted in a shared statement saying, “Zach and I felt strongly that it was the right time to align Outwest with a strong truckload carrier like Cox with a clear and demonstrated plan for success in today’s transportation marketplace. We will continue to be deeply invested and focused on ensuring great outcomes for all our employees and customers.”

This acquisition represents an important first step in our ongoing efforts to broaden and deepen our ability to serve our customers across truckload transportation and brokerage! We look forward to how this will enhance the capabilities and opportunities offered by Cox Transportation Services, LLC.