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Tri-Star Semi Truck & Trailer Services to Acquire Transportation Equipment Specialists (TES)

Tri-Star semi Truck & Trailer Services to acquire Transportation Equipment Specialists (TES) to offer comprehensive truck, trailer and container repair, and logistic services to the transportation and intermodal container industry.

Tri-Star Semi Truck & Trailer Services to Acquire Transportation Equipment Specialists (TES)
Jacksonville, FL, September 18, 2019 --( Tri-Star, a trusted name in the semi-truck and trailer repair industry in northern Florida, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Transportation Equipment Specialists (TES), a 30-year-old company that provides high-quality intermodal container repair and services at Port of Jacksonville, FL (JaxPort). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, and the acquisition is expected to close in the coming weeks.

Hundreds of companies rely on Tri-Stars current solutions – including truck services, trailer services, mobile services, and logistic services to keep their trucking fleet on the road, keeping their drivers safe, and helping them making deliveries on time. With the addition of TES, Tri-Star expands services to include custom modification of containers, container repair, sandblasting, painting, and container storage.

Trusted by local and national transportation companies, TES offers fast and reliable services to the intermodal container industry at JaxPort. TES customer loyalty is rooted in their ability to completely refurbish containers and chassis with “frame-off” restoration, with a commitment to exceeding the original repair specifications, giving them a reputation for providing quality repairs.

“Tri-Star welcomes TES employees and customers to the Tri-Star family. For over 30 years, Danny Ray Barlow, Founder/President of TES, has grown his company with a commitment to excellence, and we are thrilled to continue his vision for the company,” said Clay Glisson, President/CEO of Tri-Star. “There is a critical need in the transportation services market for a one-stop-shop that provides high-quality service in all phases of the experience: pricing, scheduling, customer service, repairs, accounting, and follow-up. Each experience, whether it is sitting in the customer lobby, calling for emergency services late at night, to regular maintenance and safety checks, should exceed the expectations of the customer. The Tri-Star philosophy is anchored in building trust with our actions, and we are grateful to have TES join us to expand our services to the intermodal container industry.”

“I am pleased to be able to retire, knowing that my company will continue to serve the industry for many more years,” said Danny Ray Barlow. “It is refreshing to find such a similar vision within the Tri-Star family, and I’m happy to be able to bring the TES offering into the much broader suite of services at Tri-Star so that all of our customers can benefit from these expanded services.”

Tri-Star was formed in May 2000 with a single truck and a single mission: to go the extra mile in providing the best repair services for customers. The company has locations in Edgewood Avenue North, in Jacksonville and in Palatka, FL. Today, thousands of trucks and trailers run better with trustworthy service provided by Tri-Star.

About Tri-Star Semi Truck & Trailer Services
One truck started it all. And 19 years’ worth of dedicated business later, we’ve made sure our reputation has been built on both our ability and desire to go the extra mile for our customers. With a customer-driven approach, decades of repair experience, and a secure track record of quick response times, customers receive high-quality service every time. Services include truck and trailer services, mobile services, and logistic services. For more information, visit,

About Transportation Equipment Specialists (TES)
Established in 1988, TES can custom modify containers to fit an individual customer’s needs. Modifications include lengthening, shortening, doors at both ends, roll-up doors, personnel doors, insulated, heated and cooled, partitioned and generator boxes. TES can repair, sandblast, paint, modify, and refurbish a variety of trailers, containers, chassis, and flatbeds. For more information, visit,

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