Dickinson Fleet Services Increases Market Share in Chicago

INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/fleetmanagement?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#fleetmanagementlt;/agt;–Dickinson Fleet Services (“Dickinson” or “DFS”) is pleased to announce
the acquisition of Highway Express Trailer Repair Company, continuing
Dickinson’s rapid growth trajectory and further solidifying DFS as the
leader in the dynamic Chicagoland and broader Illinois markets. Highway
Express marks the sixth acquisition in the last 10 months for DFS
alongside its majority shareholder, Ridgemont Equity Partners.

“We are excited to have this opportunity to expand our semi-trailer
repair service division. The addition of Highway Express widens our
footprint and increases our ability to provide high quality semi-trailer
repair services at the lowest possible cost nationwide,” said Ted
Coltrain and Mike Dickinson, Executive Officers, in a joint statement on
behalf of DFS.

Highway Express Trailer Repair Company has developed a strong reputation
for providing exceptional semi-trailer repair service for over 13 years.
The 21,000 square foot shop facility will provide Dickinson Fleet
Services with its third shop facility in the Chicago market. The shop
facility as well as additional mobile repair capacity will better equip
DFS to provide semi-trailer repair in the Chicago area with added

“Dickinson has become a leader in the industry by offering unmatched
scale, innovation and the same commitment to best-in-class customer
service as Highway Express. Joining Dickinson Fleet Services will allow
Highway Express to expand its semi-trailer repair service and offer
additional mobile repair capabilities to the Chicago market,” said
Marian Piecek, Owner, Highway Express Trailer Repair Company. Marian
will be joining Dickinson Fleet Service as Regional Service Manager and
be heading up the semi-trailer repair service in the Chicago region.

Dickinson Fleet Services is actively seeking acquisition opportunities
to significantly broaden its service offerings and geographic reach,
while also allowing its team members the ability to experience
incredible career growth opportunities. DFS remains focused on its core
values of Safety, Innovation and Maintenance Excellence.

About Dickinson Fleet Services

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Dickinson Fleet Services has
grown to become one of the largest independent fleet maintenance and
management companies in the country. DFS is the leading provider of
on-site mobile maintenance and repair services nationwide, offering
mobile on-site maintenance and repair services for light, medium and
heavy-duty trucks and trailers with over 450 mobile units operating
nationwide. DFS services fleet customers with 21 maintenance facilities
each offering select services from accident repair, paint, refurbishment
and dedicated technician services, combined with an in-house CARES CALL
center providing 24/7 repair assistance. DFS has made significant
investments in training and technology, including WebWrench®
(maintenance tracking and scheduling through proprietary technology) and
TRAIT® (real-time reporting and dynamic preventative maintenance
inspections processed through a proprietary field service application)
and is the only fleet services company in the nation to provide both
fleet maintenance and management to its customers nationwide. www.dickinsonfleet.com

About Ridgemont Equity Partners

Ridgemont Equity Partners is a Charlotte-based middle market buyout and
growth equity investor. Since 1993, the principals of Ridgemont have
invested approximately $4.4 billion. The firm focuses on equity
investments up to $250 million in industries in which it has deep
expertise, including business and industrial services, energy,
healthcare, and technology and telecommunications. www.ridgemontep.com


Ted Coltrain
Dickinson Fleet Services
(855) 337-4111

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