Pacer Transport, the flatbed, van and specialized heavy-haul trucking unit of Pacer International, has announced an alliance with Northeast regional van carrier Parry Trucking. The arrangement provides Desoto, TX-based Pacer Transport with long-term access to 275 53-ft air-ride van trailers and some 120 additional power units.

According to Gerry Angeli, president of Pacer Transport, the access to Parry's young fleet of trucks and vans will further the company's strategic goals by enabling it to provide a more comprehensive service. Nicholson, PA-based Parry will serve as the van division of Pacer Transport.

Pacer Transport provides services directly to manufacturers, retailers and other customers, and also serves affiliated units within Pacer Global Logistics, the retail division of Pacer International.