Manuel “Matty” Moroun
and his son, Matthew, have acquired the controlling stake in four intermodal logistics firms, according to Crain’s Detroit
The Morouns own 65 percent control
of Universal Truckload Services Inc., which recently purchased the firms of
Marc Largent Inc., of Los Angeles; Diamond Logistics Inc., of Houston; Assure Intermodal LLC of Memphis, TN; and DiJulio
Enterprises Inc., of Seattle.
Control of the trucking logistics firms will now fall under
the Universal subsidiary of Mason Dixon Intermodal, Crain’s reported.
The family owns other trucking companies, including CenTra Inc.
The Moroun family is well known
for owning and operating the Ambassador Bridge, the busiest North American
border crossing between Detroit and the Canadian city of Windsor, Ontario.
Media reports state that the Morouns
are eyeing up a site to build a twin bridge to the Ambassador to relieve some
of the busy border woes in the Detroit-Windsor area.