FitzMark, Inc., a nationwide leader in freight management and solutions, announced its recent acquisition of Logistics Made Simple, a flatbed-focused logistics firm headquartered in Chattanooga, TN. This is FitzMark’s second acquisition in two years and is a strategic move that further augments its carrier network and amplifies its service offering within the transportation and logistics industry.
FitzMark, an Indianapolis-based transportation firm, has provided industry-leading service in logistics for more than a decade. Over that period, FitzMark drove strong organic growth and completed two strategic acquisitions: Reliable Source Logistics in early 2019 and Logistics Made Simple in 2020, expanding its workforce and service capabilities.
“Combining forces with Logistics Made Simple adds a significant vertical to our platform of services,” said Scott Fitzgerald, owner and president of FitzMark. “Their knowledge and experience in flatbed transportation coupled with our expertise in the dry van and reefer division set FitzMark up to outpace our competitors by adding significant depth to our arsenal of transportation solutions.”
Logistics Made Simple, headquartered in Chattanooga with a second location in Birmingham, experienced steady growth since its inception in 2009, ultimately reaching more than $50 million in revenue in 2019.
“We’re beyond excited to become a part of FitzMark. The fit couldn’t be a better one from a core value, culture, and portfolio standpoint,” said JD Davis, President of Logistics Made Simple. “Our customers will benefit from the resources that will be added to an
already incredible customer service experience. The knowledge we will be able to share will be a key differentiator for FitzMark.”
The acquisition adds 80 employees and two offices to the FitzMark roster. As of April 1, 2020, both Logistics Made Simple locations will henceforth operate under the name FitzMark.
“Our aim has always been to become one of the most respected companies in the transportation industry,” said Fitzgerald. “Adding Logistics Made Simple to the team advances us toward that goal, and we’re always considering other acquisition opportunities to help us attain that goal.”