U.S. Xpress Enterprises, a transportation company headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has appointed Julie Van de Kamp as the new President of its Dedicated Division. Van de Kamp, who has been with the company for over 15 years, has advanced through various leadership roles, including business development, pricing, sales, and customer experience. She was promoted to Senior Vice President of Customer Experience last month and will now lead a division that services some of the largest retailers in the United States.
CEO Praises Van de Kamp
Eric Fuller, CEO of U.S. Xpress Enterprises, praised Van de Kamp in an internal message to employees, lauding her “proven track record of building high-performing teams and delivering excellent results.” Fuller added that Van de Kamp’s promotion was part of an organizational structure that “supports our broader enterprise strategy.”
Van de Kamp will report to Justin Harness, the President of the Highway Services Division, who is responsible for a portfolio of U.S. Xpress’ truckload services, including the Highway Services Division, Brokerage, and Logistics.
Transition from Previous President
Van de Kamp takes over the post from Brandon Danneffel, who served the role for less than a year. Danneffel left the company for Indiana-based recreational vehicle manufacturer Newmar, according to his LinkedIn page. Danneffel was senior vice president of brokerage when a realignment thrust him into the role of president of dedicated. The realignment came with layoffs of up to 10 percent of its workforce and an annual savings plan that could cut $28 million yearly.
Future Hiring Plans
U.S. Xpress is currently conducting an external search for Van de Kamp’s previous role as Senior Vice President of Customer Experience. The company is also considering internal candidates for the position.
Van de Kamp’s appointment as President of the Dedicated Division at U.S. Xpress Enterprises is the latest in a series of executive changes at the company. Her promotion reflects her successful career at U.S. Xpress, which spans more than 15 years, and the company’s confidence in her ability to lead the dedicated division, which services some of the nation’s largest retailers.
In related news, U.S. Xpress recently announced its Q3 2022 financial results, reporting strong revenue growth. The company also outlined a new strategic plan to focus on growth and profitability. Additionally, U.S. Xpress acquired container drayage provider JNJ Express in February 2022.
U.S. Xpress Enterprises is one of the largest transportation companies in the United States, providing services such as truckload, brokerage, and logistics solutions to a wide range of customers. The company has a large fleet of trucks and operates in all 48 contiguous states, as well as Canada and Mexico.
With Van de Kamp at the helm of the Dedicated Division, U.S. Xpress Enterprises will likely continue to focus on delivering high-quality transportation services to its customers. The company’s dedication to growth and profitability, as well as its recent acquisitions and strategic plan, suggest that it is well-positioned to continue its success in the transportation industry.
In addition to promoting Julie Van de Kamp to lead its Dedicated Division, U.S. Xpress Enterprises has been implementing a series of initiatives to drive growth and profitability. Last year, the company unveiled a new strategic plan that includes investments in technology, new business models, and strategic partnerships. As part of the plan, U.S. Xpress is also focusing on improving operational efficiency, reducing costs, and optimizing its fleet utilization. The company has also been expanding its service offerings through strategic acquisitions, such as its recent purchase of container drayage provider JNJ Express. These initiatives are aimed at strengthening U.S. Xpress’s position in the highly competitive transportation and logistics industry.
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About US Express
U.S. Xpress Enterprises is a leading transportation and logistics company headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The company offers a range of transportation services, including truckload, brokerage, and logistics solutions, to customers across various industries. U.S. Xpress has a large fleet of trucks and operates in all 48 contiguous states of the United States, as well as Canada and Mexico.
Founded in 1985 by Max L. Fuller and Patrick Quinn, U.S. Xpress has grown to become one of the largest transportation companies in the United States. The company has a strong reputation for delivering high-quality transportation services and is committed to providing innovative solutions that meet the changing needs of its customers.