Greatwide Dedicated Transport Recruits UPS Dedicated
and Freight Brokerage Chief
DALLAS (April 16, 2008) Greatwide Logistics Services– a national provider of non-asset-based transportation and third party logistics services – announced today that John Simone has joined Greatwide Dedicated Transport as president and chief operating officer.
Most recently, Simone was senior vice president of the Truckload division at UPS Freight. Simone brings with him over 20 years of senior management experience in transportation and logistics. His prior UPS experience spanned a variety of functional areas including transportation, fleet operations, engineering and maintenance. Prior to UPS, John was with Ryder Transportation Services for 16 years where he led fleet operations in the Northeast Region.
“We are fortunate to have found such a remarkable fit for this important new role in the Greatwide organization,” said Ray Greer, president and CEO of Greatwide Logistics Services. “John’s impressive 27-year career in transportation, and especially his recent responsibility for dedicated transportation and freight brokerage at UPS, uniquely qualifies him to lead Greatwide Dedicated Transport. Given our growth plans, this is a perfect time for Greatwideto add this role to our organization and I’m delighted to have found a leader of John’s caliber.”
As President and COO of the Dedicated Transport business unit, Simone’s focus will be to expand Greatwide’s leadership position in dedicated contract carriage. “As the number two provider overall and number one refrigerated dedicated provider, Greatwide has done an outstanding job of delivering for some of the most sophisticated shippers in the nation,” according to Simone. “Greatwide’s flexible business model is something we can leverage to gain share in our core grocery vertical, and to expand the market for dedicated services by targeting a wider variety of customers in additional vertical markets.”
About Greatwide Dedicated Transport
As the largest of four Greatwide Logistics business units, Greatwide Dedicated Transport is also the largest refrigerated dedicated contract carriage provider and the second largest dedicated transportation provider in the United States. Greatwide Dedicated Transport is the only dedicated carrier that leverages the nation’s best owner-operators as its primary source of driver capacity. As a result of this differentiated operating model, Greatwide Dedicated Transport can simultaneously deliver a combination of high service, flexible capacity and variable cost pricing in ways that no other major dedicated provider can duplicate. Greatwide Dedicated Transport has received numerous service awards from its customers which represent the largest retail and wholesale distribution companies in the United States.
About Greatwide Logistics Services
Founded in Dallas, Texas in 2000, Greatwide Logistics Services is a privately held, $1 billion third-party logistics services company. The company is ranked No. 22 on the Commercial Carrier Journal 250 and No. 24 on the Traffic World Top 100 lists. The company has four primary lines of business: dedicated transport, truckload management, freight brokerage and distribution logistics. With clients that include Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods, IBM, Sysco, UPS, Dow, Ford Motor, GM and General Tire, Greatwide is one of the nation’s leading non-asset-based logistics providers of transportation, third-party logistics, warehouse/distribution and freight brokerage solutions. For more information, visit www.greatwide.com.