RLJ Equity Partners Acquires Trucking Firm

R. Thompson Trucking has a fleet of more than 150 tractor trailers, 100 dump trucks and 500 trailers.

February 4, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
Equipment & Products

Robert Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies and chairman of RLJ Equity Partners LLC has announced the acquisition of R. Thompson Trucking Inc. from Linx Capital Partners.

"RLJ Thompson Trucking is the leading transportation company in the Mid-Atlantic," says Johnson. "We are pleased to partner with a company that has earned a reputation as one of the safest and most reliable carriers in the region. Thompson is a trusted brand and we are delighted and look forward to working with Richard L. Thompson, the president and CEO, to further expand the company's presence throughout the country. My goal is to make RLJ Thompson the largest minority owned transportation company in the country," he says.

"We are excited to partner with Rick Thompson and the senior management team of Thompson Trucking, and we look forward to expanding the company's geographic footprint throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states," says Rufus Rivers, managing partner of RLJ Equity Partners LLC. "Under Rick's leadership, the company has proven its ability to grow both organically and through acquisitions, and we look forward to continuing this impressive growth trend."

RLJ Thompson Trucking is a regional trucking company that serves industrial and municipal customers, including aggregates companies, industrial recyclers and waste collection and disposal companies, primarily in Virginia and northern North Carolina. The company has more than 150 tractors, 100 dump trucks and 500 trailers. The RLJ Thompson hauls a wide range of commodities including aggregates, scrap metal, non-hazardous waste, salt and snow for its customer base.