CRST names Kimberly Maes president of logistics division

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

by THE TRUCKER NEWS SERVICES
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — CRST International Inc., one of the largest privately-held transportation companies in the United States, has named Kimberly Maes president of CRST’s Logistics Inc.

Maes’ hire is aligned with CRST’s growth strategy for its logistics operating company, according to CRST International COO Hugh Ekberg.

Maes brings 20 years of transportation leadership experience to CRST.

Prior to joining CRST, Maes most recently served as president of Swift Logistics LLC.

She has held progressive roles in various leadership capacities, including global logistics, network planning and finance for Schneider Inc. and Gateway Inc.

A graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor of science in business administration, Maes majored in accounting and finance.

She started her career as an auditor for KPMG, gaining 10 years experience in audit accounting for various organizations and industries.

“Kimberly’s experience with multiple large customers in several industries honed her financial acumen and created a foundation for a successful transition into transportation leadership,” Ekberg said. “She has built successful logistics and brokerage businesses within large asset-based companies. Kimberly has the proven results and know-how to leverage business analytics to generate profitable growth. We look forward to the positive impact Kimberly’s leadership and experience will bring to our customers and our team.”

CRST International Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified transportation companies in the United States, with projected 2017 annual revenues in excess of $1.4 billion.

Through its eight operating companies, Ekberg said CRST provides a broad array of transportation solutions, including expedited van, flatbed, dedicated services, brokerage, transportation management, high-value product white glove moving services and drayage and warehouse services.

CRST’s operating companies include CRST Expedited Inc., CRST Malone Inc., CRST Dedicated Services Inc., CRST Logistics Inc., CRST Specialized Transportation Inc., BESL Transfer Company, Pegasus Transportation and Gardner Trucking Inc.

It employs more than 8,000 company drivers, independent contractors and office personnel across the nation.

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    Two organizations that report truck orders have said the latest data indicates that the new truck market is still strong. ACT Research said its preliminary..

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  • May 30, 2018
    Spot rates rise ahead…

    Spot rates rose ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, DAT Trendline reports. The number of spot market loads on DAT load boards went up 1.3..

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  • May 24, 2018
    FTR’s March Shippers Condition…

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The March Shippers Conditions Index reading from FTR released Thursday remained in double digit negative territory at -10.5 reflecting the continued tough..

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  • May 22, 2018
    ATA tonnage index increases…

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.2 percent in April after easing 1 percent in..

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  • May 14, 2018
    Class 8 truck sales…

    Class 8 truck sales in the United States dropped 2.2 percent from March to April, but remain very, very strong for the year, according to..

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  • May 14, 2018
    Smokey Point Distributing initiates…

      ARLINGTON, Wash. — Smokey Point Distributing (SPD) has announced an over-the-road salary pay program for its over-the-road flatbed drivers. Effective June 1, the carrier..

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  • May 14, 2018
    FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index…

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for March dropped from the previous month of 15.41 to a reading of 10.30, FTR said. This is,..

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  • May 14, 2018
    Spot TL freight strongest…

        PORTLAND, Ore. — Spot truckload freight volume had the strongest April on record despite slipping 6.8 percent lower compared to March, a common..

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  • May 10, 2018
    More than 40 Covenant…

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — By the end of April, 44 teams triggered Covenant’s new $40,000 Teaming Bonus program by eclipsing 60,000 paid miles together and collecting..

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  • May 10, 2018
    U.S. Xpress to offer…

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — U.S. Xpress Enterprises said Monday it had begun the process of pursuing an Initial public offering of its Class A common stock..

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  • May 9, 2018
    Retail imports expected to…

        WASHINGTON — Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to grow steadily throughout the summer despite the prospect of heavy..

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  • May 8, 2018
    Diesel prices continue upward…

    The price of diesel rose for the seventh consecutive week On-highway diesel prices rose again in the past week, with the national average standing at..

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  • May 7, 2018
    House small business panel…

    WASHINGTON — In the run-up to the annual Infrastructure Week nationwide advocacy event, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing on April 25..

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  • May 4, 2018
    Unemployment rate drops to…

    WASHINGTON — U.S. employers stepped up hiring modestly in April, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent, evidence of the economy’s resilience amid the..

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  • May 3, 2018
    Preliminary truck orders fall…

        Both major commercial vehicle data collection agencies — ACT Research and FTR — say that preliminary orders for Class 8 trucks in North..

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  • Apr 30, 2018
    Diesel prices on the…

      On-highway diesel prices are edging up, posting Monday at $3.157 for the national average compared with $3.133 for the week of April 23, a..

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  • Apr 30, 2018
    Old Dominion names Freeman…

        THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. April 30 announced it has appointed Kevin M. "Marty" Freeman, currently the company's senior vice..

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  • Apr 25, 2018
    Pilot Flying J opening…

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pilot Flying J is expanding its network in West Texas with the opening of three new travel centers this spring to serve..

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  • Apr 24, 2018
    J.J. Keller achieves ISO…

    NEENAH, Wis. — J. J. Keller & Associates has achieved ISO 27001:2013 certification, the international standard that outlines best practices for an information security management..

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  • Apr 24, 2018
    Maryland governor calls for…

    ANNAPOLIS, Md.  — Gov. Larry Hogan directed state transportation officials on Friday to seek a new contract for a multimillion highway expansion after a news..

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  • Apr 24, 2018
    ATA Truck Tonnage Index…

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 1.1 percent in March after easing downward by 0.8..

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  • Apr 23, 2018
    Volvo Trucks celebrates 35…

    2018 marks the 35th anniversary of Volvo’s 1983 introduction of the Integral Sleeper, the first North American truck model to offer a modern, streamlined design..

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  • Apr 23, 2018
    Average on-highway diesel price…

    Every region in the country showed an increase for the week ending April 23. WASHINGTON — In a trend that’s not likely to end soon,..

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  • Apr 20, 2018
    Automatic fuel savings

    The system closes the TrailerTail when the truck goes in reverse or stops. LONGVIEW, Texas — STEMCO Products Inc. has announced a new aerodynamic product,..

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  • Apr 20, 2018
    Bendix milestone

    Bendix spokesman says air dryer has "legacy of reliability."     ELYRIA, Ohio — A funny thing happens when some people lay eyes on the..

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  • Apr 19, 2018
    W. Star offers rebate…

    Recently, Western Star collaborated with WTFC to create a promotional wrap on a 5700XE model featuring the organization’s name and pictures of its members.  ..

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  • Apr 19, 2018
    Diesel prices surge

    On-highway diesel prices spiked this week after a brief hiccup last week in their upward trajectory.    As so often happens, oil prices were falling..

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  • Mar 27, 2018
    After 6 weeks of…

    By the time oil has gone through the refining process to get to diesel and by the time diesel gets to distribution centers and the..

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  • Mar 16, 2018
    Trucks most utilized mode…

    Trucks accounted for $720.8 billion of the $1.1 trillion in freight with Canada and Mexico, BTS reported. (The Trucker file photo) All five of the..

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  • Mar 13, 2018
    February Class 8 U.S.…

    With sales of 4,403 year-to-date compared with 2,599 for the same period last year, International sales are up 69.4 percent this year. Pictured is the..

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  • Mar 5, 2018
    February figures show Class…

    An FTR official said the Class 8 market remains “red-hot” and that the capacity crunch is transforming into a capacity crisis and many fleets of..

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