Ascend LLC, a dry van, full truckload carrier, has acquired Dedicated Transportation Solutions of Greenville, South Carolina.

DTS provides shippers with a fleet outsourcing option and professional transportation management. The firm offers clients driver recruitment and retention services, regulatory compliance, liability management, vehicle procurement and maintenance, and operational management.

The deal is intended to expand Ascend’s dedicated contract carriage business while broadening its footprint and building network density. The acquisition expands Ascend’s assets to over 1,000 tractors and over 3,000 trailers.

“Bringing DTS into the Ascend family continues our mission to transform the regional truckload sector by leveraging technology, building density, and offering driver-friendly routes and policies,” said Ascend CEO Michael McLary. “The company continues to build a robust and reliable network with the assets to support planned, and unplanned customer needs in the South, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic regions.