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Mark-It Express Logistics Acquires Joliet-Based Clean Car Connexion 


Mark-It Express Logistics Acquires Joliet-Based Clean Car Connexion 

Mark-it Express Logistics LLC (“Mark-It”), a leading Midwest intermodal trucking and freight brokerage company, announced today that it has acquired the operating assets of Clean Car Connexion, Inc. (“Clean Car”) based in Joliet, Illinois. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

Clean Car, founded in 1995, is a family owned and operated transportation company specializing in intermodal and overweight container loads serving all of the lower 48 states. Clean Car has built a business dedicated to providing outstanding transportation services in a safe, efficient, and reliable manner. 

Chad Fiala, President of Clean Car, considered Mark-It to be an ideal strategic fit for his business as the two companies share many similar values and Mark-It’s full suite of transportation solutions provides significant growth avenues for Clean Car’s customer base. Mr. Fiala will remain with Mark-It in an on-going role. 

Mark-It, founded in 2009, offers a full array of third-party logistics and intermodal logistics solutions, including local and regional drayage and yard services. The Company operates three terminals in Lemont, Illinois, Detroit Michigan, and Kansas City, Kansas. Mark-It also provides a complete scope of multi-modal freight brokerage services with the expertise for helping customers optimize the management of their supply chain, including many customers requiring a temperature-controlled solution. 

Clean Car represents Mark-it’s third acquisition since the start of 2020, also having previously acquired Spirit Trucking and Sava Transportation. With a combined total of nearly 200 trucks, Mark-It will be able to provide additional capacity and enhanced solutions to drive value for customers, drivers, and supply chain partners. 

Mark-It was advised by Republic Partners, LLC, who also arranged financing for the transaction, and Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered.