McClimon takes wheel at Central Transport
Central Transport, a less-than-truckload carrier based in Warren, Mich., has named David McClimon as president, effective Jan. 3.
McClimon has spent the past two years as chief operating officer of ADR North America LLC and before that served as president of LTL carrier Con-way Freight. ADR is a purchasing and supply chain management consulting firm based in Ann Arbor, Mich.
McClimon spent 25 years at Con-way, rising to president of the flagship LTL operation. In July 2007, parent company Con-way Inc. replaced McClimon with John Labrie after the company's profits declined for several quarters in the midst of a significant freight recession.
Labrie unexpectedly left the company in August. Con-way Inc. CEO Douglas Stottlar assumed the role of interim president of Con-way Freight.
On his LinkedIn page, three former colleagues, including a director of maintenance, at Con-way praised McClimon's management skills, saying he is a strong consensus-builder with excellent customer skills and an ability to think outside the box.
Central Transport belongs to the business empire of the Maroun family, which also owns the Ambassador Bridge that connects Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, and is the world's highest volume commercial border crossing.
Central Transport offers long-haul LTL service to all or part of 45 U.S. states and Canadian provinces, with a heavy concentration on the eastern half of the continent. Within the past year the company has purchased more than 1,500 tractors and trailers at a time when many companies have held off capital investments, bringing the average age of its fleet down to two years. ' Eric Kulisch