Welcome to Ahern & Associates

Ahern and Associates, Trucking Acquisitions, Transportation Management, Logistics Mergers

Ahern and Associates is North America's leading trucking and transportation management consulting firm. The skilled consultants at Ahern and Associates specialize in mergers and acquisitions of trucking companies and logistics companies as well as the restructuring and evaluation of existing carriers that seek to increase operating efficiency and improve profitability. Since 1987, Ahern and Associates has aided hundreds of buyers in the acquisition of trucking and logistics companies throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as assisting many transportation and logistics companies in reducing their overall operating costs and increasing their profitability.

Services

  • Trucking company Mergers
  • Trucking company Divestitures
  • Trucking company Acquisitions
  • Transportation company Mergers
  • Transportation Software
  • Logistics company Mergers
  • Logistics company acquisitions
  • Operational Reviews
  • Transportation/Logistics Turnaround
  • Sales and Marketing Programs
  • Transportation Successor Planning
  • Trucking Company Employee Evaluation
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    Contact us today at (602) 242-1030 or find out more about us.

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    Our Clients

  • Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging Co.,Inc.
  • Advantage Transport, Inc.
  • Alabama Motor Express, Inc.
  • American Transport, Inc.
  • Baldwin Distribution Services, Inc.
  • Bold Transportation.
  • Builders Transport, Inc.
  • Boyd Brothers Transportation, Inc.
  • Celadon Group, Inc.
  • Century Carriers Inc.
  • Central Transport, Inc.
  • Central Freight Lines.
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    Testimonials
    Dear Mr. Ahern,

    Arkansas Transit Home, Inc. (ATH) was founded in 1958 by my late father, Wendell Chandler. In fact, to Illustrate how long that is got most trucking companies, our DOT number only has five numbers.

    I would like to thank you Andy for making this very important and life changing event possible. It was a great experience.

    Sincerely,
    Dwight Chandler
    President
    Arkansas Transit Homes, Inc.

     

    Dear Mr. Ahern,

    We have worked with you and your colleagues at Ahern Associates for some time now. We find your expertise in the area of logistics (be it in consulting or based on being hired for acquisition analysis) to be out standing. We value the relationship and are very happy to give you this letter of reference..

    You should feel free to have any party call us to discuss our experience.

    Sincerely,
    James M.Hill
    Benesch Attorneys at Law

    Dear Mr. Ahern,

    England has been formally associated with Andy Ahern and his colleagues for approximately the past three years primarily in the area of acquisitions. During that period, we have experienced a professionalism that is refreshing. Andy offers in-depth expertise as well as industry knowledge born from extensive experience, a combination which adds material value well beyond a normal business relationship.

    We anticipate a long Ė term, mutually beneficial association. It was a great experience.

    Very truly yours,
    Keith c. Wallace,Jr.
    Senior Vice President / Chief Financial Officer
    C.R. England, Ind

     

    Dear Mr. Ahern,

    Century Carriers, Inc. and its subsidiaries are family owned businesses that was started 1998. When the Transportation business was booming, times were great but, like other family owned businesses we didnít prepare for the economy the past year. My wife and I lost many hours sleep and made many calls to attorneys, banks, and whom ever would listen to our story trying to figure out how we were going to save our business for our future and our children.

    Andy and his team has given us hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel and we are making progress, thanks again.

    Sincerely,
    Kevin Henderson, President/CEO
    Century Carriers Inc. / Century Expedited Inc.

    Dear Mr. Ahern,

    Originally, I met Andy at a Truckload Carrier`s Conference during a round table discussion on the transition of family business. Andy was very knowledgeable about the topic and expressed many ideas that we hadn`t thought of. During the down turn of our industry in 2001, We called upon Andy, as a consultant, to help us understand how to turn our business around. We hired Ahern and Associates to come in and do businesses review. By giving us a road map to success with their intial audit, they helped turn our business around within thirty days.

    Andy Ahern and Ahern & Associates have always delivered exactly what they have promised.

    Sincerely,
    Don Christenson, President
    Christenson Transportation, Inc.

     

    Dear Mr. Ahern,

    We have thought about selling our business one day, but we really didnít know much about how to go about it. Your company contacted us a few months ago about a client of yours that was looking to buy businesses like ours. Now just a few months later, the sale is complete. Everything went very smoothly, Ahern was there to guide us through the beginning of the process. We are very happy with our whole experience with Ahern, especially Andy and Brian. They gave us personal attention any time we had questions or concerns.

    Thank you,
    John & Jennifer Rainney
    DCT

    Dear Mr. Ahern,

    I wanted to thank you for your guidance, leadership and support. The professionalism and dedication of you and your staff is outstanding. The knowledge you posses of the transportation industry and its inner workings was been a huge asset to us in our time of transition. With your assistance we have been able to make significant changes within our company to improve structure and productivity. Aherns onsite visit and detailed evaluation of our company has been a very valuable tool. The outside look at how we do business and the suggestions you've made to improve our overall performance have been very valuable. All of your advice and direction has been thoughtful and caring, I feel that you truly care about our business and success. You've done everything you said you would do and then some, working with you and your dedicated staff has been a pleasure and will improve the productivity of our company. I look forward to a long relationship with Ahern and Associates.

    Thanks again,
    Dave Dean
    Specialized Business Solutions. INC
    Meridian, Idaho

     

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