PS Logistics Acquires Buddy Moore Trucking 1.8.2024

Jan. 8, 2024 – (BIRMINGHAM, AL) – PS Logistics, one of the largest privately held transportation and logistics companies in the United States, announced today that it has acquired Buddy Moore Trucking out of Birmingham, Alabama. The transaction enhances PS Logistics’ flatbed, dedicated dry van, and brokerage operations, and it diversifies its modal and service offerings in the Southeastern United States.

BMT was founded in 1999 by E. H. “Buddy” Moore Jr. with two primary goals: to provide outstanding customer service and to provide a great place to work for its drivers and employees. Operating nearly 25 years as a family-owned business, BMT has strategically grown to include a 130-truck flatbed division, 120-truck dedicated van division, and fast-growing non-asset logistics division.

“We are very proud to welcome Buddy Moore Trucking to the PS Logistics family,” said Scott Smith, chief executive officer and co-founder of PS Logistics. “I have personally known the Moore family for decades and have tremendous respect for them and the company they’ve built over the last 24 years. BMT will complement PSL’s best-in-class ‘asset-right’ operating model with expanded flatbed and dedicated dry van capacity, diversified geography, and new end markets. In addition, BMT’s emphasis on providing outstanding customer service and a great place to work for its employees and drivers perfectly aligns with PS Logistics’ mantra to ‘deliver great’ while simultaneously maintaining a driver-first culture.”

“PS Logistics will be a great partner for our business,” said Buck Moore, president and CEO of BMT. “Over the years, I’ve witnessed how well they execute acquisitions and deliver value to their customers, drivers, and employees, and I look forward to what we will achieve together now that BMT has access to a larger freight network, additional capital, and wider array of customer solutions. Our family is very pleased that this transaction will continue to honor the legacy of Buddy Moore in this industry.”

Organizationally, BMT will operate as a stand-alone division of PS Logistics and continue to be managed by Buck Moore.

The transaction continues PS Logistics’ acquisition strategy of partnering with families and quality owners within the transportation and logistics industry. Since 2016, PS Logistics has successfully acquired 25 trucking operations and five non-asset logistics operations across the United States.


About PS Logistics

Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, PS Logistics is one of the largest and fastest-growing flatbed transportation and logistics providers in the United States. PS Logistics provides full-service transportation services, including asset-based transportation, non-asset-based transportation, brokerage, third-party logistics, managed transportation, warehousing, and supply chain services. This hybrid model delivers optimal flexibility to address customers’ transportation needs across various industries throughout the United States.

Photo of Moore family in front of BMT sign, pictured L to R: Buck Moore, Mary Melissa Ethridge, Susan Moore Kirkpatrick, Richard Alan Moore

Photo of Moore family in front of BMT truck, pictured L to R: Richard Alan Moore, Susan Moore Kirkpatrick, Buddy Moore, Mary Melissa Ethridge, Buck Moore

Photo of Buddy Moore (Founder) in front of BMT flatbed truck

Photo of BMT flatbed truck & trailer

Photo of BMT dedicated van truck & trailer