GO Express acquires trucker and will increase Greater Omaha Express rental car fleet by 20%
GO Express acquires trucker Universe Trucking
greater Omaha Express (GO Express), the trucking company affiliated with beef supplier Greater Omaha Packing Co., is acquiring Universe Trucking Co., an Omaha, Neb.-based carrier specializing in refrigerated shipping for meat companies.
The acquisition, which was completed on July 15, will increase Greater Omaha Express’ rental car fleet by 20%, strengthening its ability to serve retail and restaurant customers across the United States. said the company.
“Universe Trucking Co. was a great opportunity because, like Greater Omaha Express, their values of integrity and excellence are clearly demonstrated in their quality of service,” said Henry Davis, General Manager of Greater Omaha Packing. “As we seek to provide the highest quality beef, care for our employees and support our customers, we are excited for the future.”
Greater Omaha Express was established in 2006 to transport finished beef for Greater Omaha Packing, which has annual sales of more than $1.8 billion, has nearly 1,450 employees and ships beef to more than 70 country. Over the past eight years, Greater Omaha’s truck fleet has quadrupled to more than 100 late-model tractors and 200 late-model refrigerated trailers that, on average, are less than 2 years old, the company reported.
The addition of Universe Trucking – founded by Bub Johnson in 1971 — reinforces Greater Omaha’s legacy, delivering a business with a long history of low turnover rates and strong safety ratings now run by Bob and Denise Johnson and their four sons.
“At Greater Omaha Express, we strive to provide the highest standard of customer service through honesty and integrity,” said Brenton Falgione, President of the Greater Omaha Express. “We treat our drivers as family and strive to maintain strong relationships with our customers and our drivers.
“As we acquire Universe Trucking Co., we look forward to continuing this legacy.”