Randy Savoy has joined Cold Carriers as chief operating officer, company officials said recently. Savoy previously managed the temperature-controlled division at Swift Transportation. At Cold Carriers, Savoy will be responsible for operations at the companies operating within Cold Carriers, including Gantt Trucking, Interide Transport and Sunco Trucking.
Cold Carriers is the brand name for a group of refrigerated truckload carriers introduced earlier this year by Orlando, Fla.-based private equity firm KJM Capital.
Kenneth Meister, chairman and chief executive of Cold Carriers, said Savoy’s expertise in dealing with temperature-controlled fleets is a “beneficial addition to the growing presence of the company.’’
Meister added that Savoy “is a seasoned and trusted leader in the temperature controlled space who is uniquely qualified to drive operational excellence at Cold Carriers now that we are a fleet of 450 tractors and 700 trailers,. We are excited that Randy will be joining us as we continue our effort to bring nationwide truckload services to our shippers.’’
Savoy, who has about 25 years of experience in the trucking industry, joined Swift in 2003. His responsibilities included managing a fleet of 2,300 tractors and revenues of about $400 million.
Savoy said his new position at Cold Carriers will give him the opportunity to help develop the family of carriers within the company and also use his experience in dealing with temperature-controlled fleets.
“Cold Carriers offers a compelling opportunity for me to continue to consolidate and grow a footprint of strong, refrigerated truckload carriers and continue to offer a seamless customer experience to shippers and producers throughout the continental U.S.,’’ Savoy said. “I am energized to take Cold Carriers to the next level.’’