American Courier and Kangaroo Express Announce Merger

Dec 05, 2018

Combined new company will be operated and marketed nationally as Western Peaks Logistics

Salt Lake City, Utah; Omaha, Neb.; and Durango, Colo., December 5, 2018—Kangaroo Express and American Courier Corporation, which also owns Action Cargo, are merging to enhance their service offerings and coverage of the western United States in providing customized delivery and logistics solutions. The combined new company will be operated and marketed nationally under the Western Peaks Logistics (WPL) brand.

With unrivaled coverage in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, southeastern Montana, and a portion of South Dakota and Nebraska, the American Courier and Kangaroo Express merger will offer a depth and breadth of service beyond any other delivery and logistics providers serving the West. Bringing the combined new company under the WPL umbrella will eliminate redundancy while improving service to metropolitan and rural communities throughout the WPL service area.

“Our customers will benefit significantly from the combined WPL service offering,” said Ken Bartholomew, President of American Courier. “With additional locations and larger teams, we will be positioned to better serve our customers’ last-mile delivery needs, and the company’s resulting growth will create new opportunities for all employees.”

With roots dating back to 1946, American Courier is a full-service transportation firm known for quality service. American Courier services the transportation, distribution, logistics, and inventory needs of a diverse list of clients, including local, regional, and large fortune 500 companies.

“While we have successfully partnered with Kangaroo Express since 2015, American Courier’s solid customer base, strong reputation, and extensive knowledge and experience in their coverage area will help solidify WPL’s position as the premier final-mile solution in the West,” said Tyler Thatcher, CEO of WPL. “We are confident that with our expanded service area, reputation for excellent service, and range of service offerings, WPL will be the vendor of choice for national, regional, and local shippers looking for a quality delivery partner in the markets that we serve.”

WPL’s services include: small-parcel distribution, bulk-freight distribution, white-glove home delivery and installation, warehousing, hot-shot/on-demand courier services, laboratory work, and line-haul services connecting WPL’s cross-dock facilities in Salt Lake City, Utah; Aurora, Colorado Springs, Ft. Collins, Grand Junction, and Durango, Colo.; and Cheyenne and Casper, Wyo.

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