Custom Truck One Source acquires HiRail Leasing Group


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-Custom Truck One Source, Inc. completed the acquisition of HiRail Leasing Group, a leader in equipment leasing for the Canadian rail market, for $46.0 million.

-The acquisition of HiRail accelerates the growth of the Custom Truck rental segment and further expands Custom Truck’s geographic footprint in Canada with two new locations in Ontario and Alberta while strengthening relationships with major Canadian rail customers.

-The acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive and was financed with cash on hand and draws on Custom Truck’s existing credit facility.

KANSAS CITY, Mo., January 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Custom Truck One Source, Inc. (NYSE: CTOS, “CTOS” or the “Company”) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of HiRail Leasing, Northshore Rail Contracting and Heavy Equipment Repairs (collectively , “HiRail” or the “HiRail Leasing Group”) for $46.0 million, subject to fleet and other customary purchase price adjustments.

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With over 600 rental units, HiRail is one of the largest rail equipment rental providers in Canada and serves from Canada major railways and railway contractors. The two HiRail locations at Ontario and alberta will also expand Custom Truck’s geographic reach in the region. HiRail has a diverse rental fleet including light, medium and heavy duty trucks equipped with a wide range of accessories including rail equipment, grapples, joints, mechanical and welding equipment and snow plows , and also provides complementary fitting and repair services.

“We are delighted to welcome HiRail to the Custom Truck team,” said Custom Truck’s CEO. Fred Ross. “This acquisition allows us to accelerate the growth of our core rental business. We will leverage our one-stop rental, sales, equipment fit-out and service capabilities to meet critical equipment needs. new and existing customers across Canada. We are impressed with the activity that HiRail has integrated Canada and I look forward to working with all of their current employees.”

“HiRail has earned the trust of from Canada our major rail customers by providing reliable, top-notch service for over thirty years,” Ryan McMonagle, said Custom Truck’s president and chief operating officer. “We look forward to continuing this tradition and building on this reputation to expand our presence in Canada and to support our customers, employees and communities.”

The acquisition of HiRail was financed with cash on hand as well as draws on Custom Truck’s existing credit facility.

Custom Truck One Source, Inc. is a leading supplier of specialty equipment, parts, tools, accessories and services to the electric utility transmission and distribution markets, telecommunications and rail North America. CTOS offers its specialized equipment to a diverse customer base for the maintenance, repair, upgrade and installation of critical infrastructure assets, including power lines, telecommunications networks and railway systems. The company’s coast-to-coast rental fleet of more than 9,000 units includes aerial devices, boom trucks, cranes, excavator derricks, pressure drills, rope gear, road-rail equipment, spare parts, tools and accessories. For more information, visit

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