Dickinson Fleet Services Increases Market Share in Chicago

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Indianapolis, IN (February 12, 2019) – Dickinson Fleet Services (“Dickinson” or “DFS”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Highway Express Trailer Repair Company, continuing Dickinson’s rapid growth trajectory and further solidifying DFS as the leader in the dynamic Chicagoland and broader Illinois markets. Highway Express marks the sixth acquisition in the last 10 months for DFS alongside its majority shareholder, Ridgemont Equity Partners.
“We are excited to have this opportunity to expand our semi-trailer repair service division. The addition of Highway Express widens our footprint and increases our ability to provide high quality semi-trailer repair services at the lowest possible cost nationwide,” said Ted Coltrain and Mike Dickinson, Executive Officers, in a joint statement on behalf of DFS.

Highway Express Trailer Repair Company has developed a strong reputation for providing exceptional semi-trailer repair service for over 13 years. The 21,000 square foot shop facility will provide Dickinson Fleet Services with its third shop facility in the Chicago market. The shop facility as well as additional mobile repair capacity will better equip DFS to provide semi-trailer repair in the Chicago area with added resources.

“Dickinson has become a leader in the industry by offering unmatched scale, innovation and the same commitment to best-in-class customer service as Highway Express. Joining Dickinson Fleet Services will allow Highway Express to expand its semi-trailer repair service and offer additional mobile repair capabilities to the Chicago market,” said Marian Piecek, Owner, Highway Express Trailer Repair Company. Marian will be joining Dickinson Fleet Service as Regional Service Manager and be heading up the semi-trailer repair service in the Chicago region.
Dickinson Fleet Services is actively seeking acquisition opportunities to significantly broaden its service offerings and geographic reach, while also allowing its team members the ability to experience incredible career growth opportunities. DFS remains focused on its core values of Safety, Innovation and Maintenance Excellence.

About Dickinson Fleet Services

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Dickinson Fleet Services has grown to become one of the largest independent fleet maintenance and management companies in the country. DFS is the leading provider of on-site mobile maintenance and repair services nationwide, offering mobile on-site maintenance and repair services for light, medium and heavy-duty trucks and trailers with over 450 mobile units operating nationwide. DFS services fleet customers with 21 maintenance facilities each offering select services from accident repair, paint, refurbishment and dedicated technician services, combined with an in-house CARES CALL center providing 24/7 repair assistance. DFS has made significant investments in training and technology, including WebWrench® (maintenance tracking and scheduling through proprietary technology) and TRAIT® (real-time reporting and dynamic preventative maintenance inspections processed through a proprietary field service application) and is the only fleet services company in the nation to provide both fleet maintenance and management to its customers nationwide. www.dickinsonfleet.com

About Ridgemont Equity Partners

Ridgemont Equity Partners is a Charlotte-based middle market buyout and growth equity investor. Since 1993, the principals of Ridgemont have invested approximately $4.4 billion. The firm focuses on equity investments up to $250 million in industries in which it has deep expertise, including business and industrial services, energy, healthcare, and technology and telecommunications. www.ridgemontep.com


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Ted Coltrain

Dickinson Fleet Services

(855) 337-4111