His 30 years of experience in trucking, transportation and logistics will help Haney continue to expand leadership position in industry
(November 10, 2011) YAKIMA, Wash. – Haney Truck Line, a leading regional trucking transportation company based in Yakima, Washington, announced it has appointed Jack Gross, a 30 year industry veteran, as CEO. Gross joins Haney from his post as Senior Vice President and General Manager at Schneider Logistics. He will work closely with Haney President Mike Richardson to continue to expand opportunities for continued growth.
“Bringing Jack on board is the next step in a strategic plan for growth we initiated in 2007,” said Richardson. “Jack’s deep experience in the industry as well as his proven track record of success are a perfect fit for Haney as we continue to grow our services and geographical reach.”
His more than three decades of trucking transportation and logistics include executive roles at Schneider, The AXIS Group, Customized Transportation, Inc., Ryder Truck Line, and Roadway Express. Gross holds a Masters of Administration from Bowling Green University.
“I’ve admired Haney for a number of years, and have been impressed with their recent moves to expand the business and grow market share,” said Gross. “I hope to leverage my background to help Haney expand its leadership position in the industry, provide outstanding service to customers and build on its reputation as a leading regional employer.”
Haney has grown its business both organically and through strategic acquisitions, made possible by a significant private equity investment from Seattle-based Evergreen Pacific Partners. In 2009, Haney acquired Seattle-based Puget Sound Truck Lines and Oregon based Nickel Plate Express. As a regional western carrier, Haney offers services around Seattle, Portland, Spokane, Yakima, Tri-Cities, Hermiston, Pendleton, Coeur d’Alene, Lewiston, Walla Walla, Eugene, Medford, Boise, Twin Falls, Pocatello, Vancouver, and Salt Lake City.
Services offered include common and contract carriage, dedicated resources, and single source transportation programs utilizing 53-foot dry vans, 64-foot double vans, flatbeds, and refrigerated vans. The company now has over 600 employees, a modern fleet including over 500 tractors and 1,500 trailers, and one of the finest safety records in the trucking industry.