PGT Trucking Acquires Sunbird Transport & Welcomes King Transportation Services  as Integrated Fleet Partner

January 2024

Aliquippa, PA,… PGT Trucking Inc., a multi-service transportation firm offering flatbed, dedicated, international and specialized services announced that they have recently entered into strategic partnerships with two flatbed carriers, expanding their service offerings across North America.

PGT Trucking acquired Sunbird Transport, based in Norwood, MA, and welcomes King Transportation Services, based in Richland, MS, as their newest Integrated Fleet Partner.

“For more than 40 years, PGT Trucking has remained committed to our founding values of providing quality customer service, developing long-lasting relationships, and connecting with like-minded companies to provide progressive transportation solutions,” said Gregg Troian, PGT Trucking President. “These two trucking companies share many of our core values and business objectives, making them ideal partners for PGT.”

Increasing PGT’s visibility in the Northeast, the Sunbird acquisition adds 20 Owner-Operators and 50 trailers to the fleet, with regional freight opportunities for drivers. Prior to the acquisition, Sunbird was in business for over 40 years, owned by brothers Charles and Tim McCarthy.   

Family owned and operated by Thomas and LaTresa Robb since 2017, King Transportation Services ships freight from Texas to the eastern part of the United States. With six drivers and 10 trailers, they provide multiple service offerings for transporting steel, building materials, wood products, pipe and aluminum. In 2021, KTS built a new terminal outside of Jackson, MS, and are eager to grow their business as part of PGT’s Integrated Fleet Program.

"As the organization gears up for 2024, PGT is dedicated to fostering growth, pursuing expansion, and maintaining its commitment to excellence, both through organic means and strategic mergers and acquisitions," added Troian. 

PGT Trucking, Inc., a multi-service transportation firm offers flatbed, dedicated, international and specialized services. PGT is the leader in progressive freight transportation, focused on the Future of Flatbed®. PGT was recognized as a 2023 Best Fleets to Drive For®. At PGT Trucking, “Safety is Everyone’s Job – All the Time.”