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Express Logistics Acquires Isle Loadem


Express Logistics Inc. (ELI) is pleased to announce its acquisition of Isle Loadem, a freight brokerage based out of Isle, Minnesota, specializing in refrigerated freight. This was the first external transaction for Express Logistics.


Isle Loadem was founded in 1992 by Steve Wallis. He and his wife managed the company with their daughter, Jessie Clarkson, for over 20 years. Along with the acquisition of the company, Clarkson has joined our team as an Account Manager. Clarkson brings a vast amount of knowledge about refrigerated freight to Express Logistics, which continues to be a growing demand for ELI customers.


Express Logistics has always been aggressive on our growth strategy and the acquisition aligns seamlessly with our company.


“The acquisition of Isle Loadem offers an exciting opportunity for Express Logistics to strengthen and expand its service offerings to include refrigerated freight. This is a tremendous step forward in our ability to surpass revenue growth targets along with job creation. We continue to diversify our business and product offering in order to bring maximum value to our customers and strength to our business,” explains Chad Rubner, Founder and CEO of Express Logistics.


“I feel confident that the team Express Logistics has assembled will be of great help to our customers,” adds Wallis. “Jessie has been in the business her entire adult life and is well-versed in refrigerated and dry freight. With the addition of the rest of the group, I believe you have a team that has a passion for what they do.”


We are extremely excited about this opportunity and welcome Jessie as an employee of Express Logistics.


About Express Logistics
Express Logistics, Inc. is an award-winning third-party logistics (3PL) provider. Our brokerage services include LTL, truckload and intermodal. Express Logistics was also ranked in the 2019, 2016 and 2015 Inc. 5000, and has been named one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces five years in a row by the Des Moines Register. At Team ELI, we deliver on our promises while building an environment where our employees love what they do and have fun doing it. We are family owned and our corporate office is located in Waukee, Iowa.