A round up of trucking's people news and headline makers for the week of Jan 9:
AFC Transport names logistics presidentKyle Ingraham has joined specialized carrier AFC Transport as president of its logistics division. AFC Logistics, a spinoff of AFC Transport, was launched in 2016 to provide a broader scope of service to their customers.
Founded 10 years ago in the Chicago-area, AFC Transport has grown into a nationwide-hauling operation currently serving more than 100 customers, including 15 Fortune 500 companies and is a certified woman-owned company.
"Kyle's past experience with scaling and growing sales and operations teams to execute at a high level of customer service is exactly the asset we need here at AFC Transport," said AFC Transport CEO Steven Maly. "He can help us strategically grow our office footprint and revenue as we execute on our business plan."
Part of that business plan is to expand outside of Oak Brook, Illinois, by finding the right people throughout the country and developing the business in those areas. In fact, the company is planning to establish its main operating facility in Tampa, Florida in early 2022.
Throughout his career in transportation, Ingraham has been involved in all aspects of the business from sales to operations to recruitment, with a focus on customer acquisition and retention, as well as streamlining processes.
Montway Auto Transport names new director of carrier relationsMontway Auto Transport, among the nation’s leading third-party logistics brokerages, has named Tommy Mabeley its director of carrier relations. A verteran of the trasnportation industry for more than two decades. Mabeley is responsible for fostering close relationships and developing opportunities with current and new carriers to achieve continued growth.
“Our carriers are critical partners of our organization and it’s important to us that they have a voice,” said Dimitre Kirilov, Montway Auto Transport president and CEO. “Tommy’s proven leadership in driving operational improvements and his passion for building and strengthening business relationships will help us maintain an open dialogue that will drive our collective success as we look ahead to the future.”