Third-party logistics companies Total Transportation Services (TTS) and Exel Transportation Services (ETS) have settled their 13-month-old federal lawsuit, which concerned the conduct of two former TTS employees who left the company in April last year.

Texas-based TTS said the terms include the payment of $10 million to Memphis-based ETS from TTS, a 20-month restriction on the solicitation, hiring or contracting with ETS agents or sales agents by TTS, and the agreement by TTS to pay to ETS 10% of the gross margin for any business TTS does with ETS’ top 25 customers for 18 months.

“The settlement we announced today will free us to focus solely on continuing to grow our company and serving our independent agents and their clients,” said Andy Cole, president & CEO of TTS. “The leadership of our company wishes Exel the best. We will compete with them fairly but fiercely in the marketplace.”