Watkins Motor Lines is nationwide LTL long-haul carrier and a subsidiary of Watkins Associated Industries. Known for its premium on-time service, the company has a workforce of approximately 10,000 and is one of a handful of trucking companies that has been consistently profitable since obtaining its transcontinental LTL operating authority in 1972.
Watkins Motor Lines was acquired by FedEx on May 16, 2006.
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Out of 60 sectors in the Mergr database, transportation ranked 22 in number of deals in 2006. The largest transportation acquisition in 2006 was Progress Rail Services - which was acquired by Caterpillar for $1.0B.
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