WL Byers and Southern Pines Announce Company Partnership

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Combined company will operate under the name of Southern Pines offering hauling services in the contiguous U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

WL Byers and Southern Pines announced that the companies will combine in a partnership of equals. The combined company will operate under the name of Southern Pines offering hauling services in the contiguous U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

David Byers will be named President of Southern Pines; Pat Gallagher, CEO; Bob Gallagher, Vice President; George Byers, Secretary; and Tom Kairys VP of Commercial Gas Sales.

Byers Trucking is a family-owned business operating since 1962. They operate 30 trucks and over 130 trailers and specialized pieces of equipment. Over-size haul load capabilities range up to 350,000 pounds, 160’ long, 32’ wide and 21’ tall. Byers is ranked among North America's TOP 50 Heavy and Specialized Transportation Companies by American Cranes & Transport Magazine.

Southern Pines was founded in 2002 with a fleet of more than 30 trucks. Drivers are certified and specially trained to transport industrial gases and hazardous shipments.
Its cryogenic tank trailers are capable of transporting between 7,300 and 7,800 gallons of liquid oxygen, nitrogen or argon.

“It makes perfect sense to join forces as our partnership of working together totals more than 25 years,” said President David Byers. “The size of the combined fleet along with the versatility of the fleet will expand our service options and customer base.”

“Our organizations complement each other, and we will continue to offer uncompromising specialized service, the highest safety standards, state-of-the art technology, advanced driver training, modern equipment, proper load securement, and professionalism.”

Both of companies share a strong safety record, timely pickup and delivery performance, and solid relationships with state permitting agencies for oversize loads.

Southern Pines is currently a leading force in safely transporting hazardous materials and product via the cryogenic tanker fleet.

“Southern Pines now has the versatility of the amount and type of equipment in the fleet; plus, we will now offer by including specialized division of oversized shipments as HAZMAT and non-hazmat, said CEO Pat Gallagher.

“We can now provide a one-stop shop for HAZMAT loads as well as provide a broader range of services. The combining of our strengths is a game-changer for the trucking industry. We can extend our value-added products and solutions to more customers.”

Southern Pines’ headquarters is located at 4200 Industrial Blvd, Aliquippa, PA Operational centers will be located in Wampum, PA; Aliquippa, PA; East Chicago, IN; and Houston, TX. Maintenance facilities include the locations of: Blairsville and Wampum, PA, and East Chicago, IN.

Inquires related to specialized hauling can call 800-635-1268 and specialized tankers call 800-377-1049.

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