Post&Parcel--Deutsche Post DHL has taken a relatively quiet step into the North American domestic freight market, with the acquisition of a regional carrier in the Midwest area.

With little by way of publicity, the company acquired Standard Forwarding last week, but told Post&Parcel today that it intends to very much leave its new purchase to its own devices, rather than integrating it into the DHL system, rebranding or even co-branding it.

Standard Forwarding, which is based out of East Moline, Illinois, has 15 terminals consolidated within a few Midwestern states, with 500 employees, 300 trucks operating in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

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