Custom Truck One Source adds Canadian rental operation

Custom Truck One Source has completed its acquisition of HiRail Leasing, Northshore Rail Contracting and Heavy Equipment Repairs (collectively, HiRail or the HiRail Leasing Group) for $46 million, subject to fleet and other customary purchase price adjustments.

With more than 600 rental units, HiRail is among the largest rail equipment rental providers in Canada and serves Canada's leading railways and rail contractors. Custom Truck says HiRail's two locations in Ontario and Alberta will also extend the company's geographic reach in the region. HiRail has a diverse rental fleet including light-duty, medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks fitted with a wide array of attachments including rail gear, grapples, knuckles, mechanic and welding equipment and snowplows and also provides complementary upfitting and repair services.

"We are excited to welcome HiRail to the Custom Truck team," says Custom Truck CEO Fred Ross. "This acquisition allows us to accelerate growth in our core rental business. We will leverage our one stop shop capabilities in rental, sales, equipment upfitting, and service to meet the critical equipment needs of new and existing customers across Canada. We are impressed with the business HiRail has built in Canada and look forward to working with all of their existing employees."

"HiRail has earned the trust of Canada's leading rail customers by providing reliable, best-in-class service for over thirty years," adds Ryan McMonagle, Custom Truck president and COO. "We look forward to carrying on that tradition and building on that reputation to expand our presence in Canada and to support our customers, employees and communities."

The HiRail acquisition was financed with cash on hand as well as drawings on Custom Truck's existing credit facility, the company says.

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