Manito Transit acquires Lobdell Transportation

Manito Transit expands fleet, adding tractor units, fuel tankers, and pressure vessels

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (Feb. 7, 2018) – Manito Transit acquired the assets of Lobdell Transportation, Inc., a family-owned trucking company based in Lena, Illinois. The acquisition comes with 21 tractor units, 22 fuel tankers, and eight pressure vessels capable of hauling propane and anhydrous ammonia. Manito Transit now operates 120 trucks, serving customers in 13 states.

We are excited to build new relationships with external customers in this area, while expanding our footprint to better serve our current customer base,” said Brandon Curtis, Manito Transit General Manager. “We remain committed to providing excellent service for our patrons and this acquisition will enhance those efforts.”

The transaction also includes a two-bay maintenance shop, previously owned by Lobdell Transportation.

About Manito Transit:

Manito Transit, LLC, distributes fuel oil, bio diesel, soybean oil, ethanol, chemicals, lube oil, fertilizer, and propane for farm, commercial, and industrial use. Manito Transit services Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Ohio, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota. It’s headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois. More information is available at





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