James Craig, 56, has been hired to the new post of president-Strategic Capacity Solutions at Van Buren-based USA Truck. He begins in the new role on Feb. 15.
He will manage the trucking company’s logistics and brokerage operations, pricing, and sales, and will report to USA Truck President and CEO Randy Rogers.
Craig has more than three decades of logistics and transportation industry experience, joins USA Truck from Berkshire Hathaway’s BNSF Logistics, where he served as chief marketing officer since 2012. In that capacity, he was responsible for business development, customer solutions and marketing activities across BNSF Logistics’ worldwide organization.
Prior to joining BNSF, Craig held a series of executive positions, including senior vice president, corporate sales and marketing, for Yusen Logistics. He began his career in logistics and transportation with Con-way Truckload in 1983, serving in a variety of positions with increasing responsibility for more than nine years.
“Jim brings a wealth of experience in business development, customer solutions, operations and planning from his previous roles in top-tier logistics companies. He has consistently built high-performing teams as well as carrier and customer relationships. During his tenure at BNSF Logistics, he played a key role in growing its asset-light business nearly threefold through both organic growth and acquisitions,” Rogers said in the statement.
“Additionally, with his firsthand experience in the trucking industry, Jim shares my conviction that the trucking and brokerage businesses can serve as a valuable complement to each other. I look forward to Jim’s contributions to driving growth in SCS, expanding our offerings beyond the dry van freight segment that is our current focus, and realizing more fully the synergies that USA Truck’s trucking and logistics businesses can achieve.”
Craig earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration-marketing from Western Washington University.
USA Truck also announced that Mike Weindel, executive vice president of Strategic Capacity Solutions, is leaving the the company.