Two of the fastest growing logistics companies in America are combining to create the second biggest company in its industry with sales expected to reach $2 billion this year.

Coyote Logistics of Chicago and Access America Transport in Chattanooga announced today they have approved a definitive merger agreement. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but Coyote is expected to acquire the Chattanooga-based Access America within the next few weeks.

Founded in 2002, Access America has been one of Chattanooga's most successful startup companies with sales expected to reach nearly $1 billion this year. AAT handles multi-modal transportation, including truckload, less-than-truckload, intermodal, flatbed, and specialized freight for more than 30,000 customers across the United States.

Access America has about 500 employees at nine locations in the U.S.

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