CHICAGO,Ill.–Dicom Transportation Group, a provider of business-to-business expedited transportation services based inMontreal, has expanded its regional overnight parcel network into the Northeast U.S. through the acquisition of Eastern Connection.
Eastern Connection, an asset-light provider of B2B pick-up and delivery services, is one of the largest regional parcel service providers in the Northeast U.S. with a network of 19 terminals and cross-dock locations covering more than 6,800 zip codes fromMainetoOhio, and south toVirginia.
The company is the only regional carrier guaranteeing overnight ground delivery within this 500-mile area, said the release.
Eastern Connection will be aligned with the Dicom Express business segment, and will be integrated into the existing Dicom regional parcel network. The combined service will spanOntarioandQuebec; as well as the northeast U.S. states ofConnecticut,Maine, Maryland Massachusetts,New Hampshire,New Jersey,New York,Ohio,Pennsylvania,Rhode Island,Vermont, andVirginia.
“When combined with the extensive Canadian coverage of Dicom, this acquisition creates one of the largest parcel networks in the Northeast U.S. andEastern Canada,” saidScott Dobak, CEO of Dicom. “No other carrier will have faster ground transportation service with direct coverage to as many points. Additionally, despite the expansive existing northeast footprint, Dicom will look for opportunities to organically expand the Eastern Connection services within the U.S. “
Ken Nadler, Dicom Chief Commercial Officer added, “The Eastern Connection acquisition is highly complementary to the Dicom Regional Parcel network. They adjoin at the U.S. and Canadian border, and once integrated, create a large, seamless cross-border network with deep geographic coverage, and extremely fast cross-border transit speeds. Additionally, both Dicom and Eastern Connection share a commitment to fast and reliable transport, as well as an ability to provide unique, customized transportation and logistics services molded to specific customer requirements.”
The Eastern Connection acquisition is highly complementary to the Dicom Regional Parcel network adjoining at the U.S. and Canadian border. Once integrated, they create a large, seamless cross-border network with deep geographic coverage, and extremely fast cross-border transit speeds, the company said.