Chattanooga, Tenn. — With today’s technology and tools, trucking stands at the doorstep of an innovation and improvement golden age, and Ryan Rogers is excited about what the upcoming era holds for the industry, as well as for the team he’s been tabbed to lead at Covenant Transport Services.
Rogers took over as the new head of Covenant Transport Services’ transformation and continuous improvement team in January, taking on the title of Chief Transformation Officer for the enterprise. In his new role, Rogers will head up merger and acquisition programs, innovation and technology and strategic planning.
A Chattanooga native and graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Rogers is a proven thought leader in transportation and logistics, with a successful record of accomplishments to show for it.
Joey Hogan, president of Covenant Transport Services, said Rogers is the right person in the right role at the right moment for the multi-company enterprise.
“Ryan’s track record speaks for itself,” said Hogan. “He knows transportation and logistics, and he understands, as we do, that technology and data have the power to positively transform the way we do business, allowing us to work smarter and better, while leading the way for our industry.”
Rogers comes most recently from e-commerce giant Amazon, where he served as a transportation executive, leading procurement and carrier development at a time when e-commerce – led by giants like Amazon — turned heads around the transportation and logistics industry with increasing sales and demand for capacity.
Prior to Amazon, Rogers served in multiple roles at national truckload provider U.S. Xpress Enterprises, including corporate treasurer and Chief Operating Officer at the company’s logistics division at a time of extensive growth in revenue.
He currently serves as a mentor at Chattanooga-based transportation and logistics incubator Dynamo, and is a member of the Chattanooga Technology Council.
Rogers said coming to Covenant in the role of Chief Transformation Officer is the culmination of his professional experiences to this point – the melding of his knowledge and skills in operations, finance, logistics, innovation and mergers and acquisitions – and a chance for him to put his diverse know-how to work.
“This transition is an opportunity for me to capitalize on the background and experience I have, and to do so at Covenant, which has put itself in a very good position with its diverse operating companies,” he said.
Rogers also shares Covenant leaders’ passion for people and transformational technology, crediting his own financial and operational background for preparing him to lead, and his entrepreneurial spirit for helping him to see nimbler, better ways to do business and manage the company’s most valuable resource, people.
“We have a great organization and industry-leading people here,” he said. “I’m excited about where we’re going, and I look forward to continuing to bring top talent and other industry leaders into the Covenant group of companies.”
About Covenant Transport Services
Covenant Transport Services is a registered tradename of Covenant Transport, Inc., Covenant Transport Solutions, Inc., Southern Refrigerated Transport, Inc. and Star Transportation, Inc. Covenant Transport Services represents more than 30 years of expertise and leadership in expedited and team truckload; temperature-controlled truckload; dedicated truckload; and managed transportation services. Covenant Transport Services is represented by a national enterprise-wide sales team. Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. (CTG) is the parent holding company for several transportation providers that offer premium services for customers throughout the United States and Mexico. The consolidated group includes operations from Covenant Transport, Inc. and Covenant Transport Solutions, Inc., of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Southern Refrigerated Transport, Inc., of Texarkana, Ark.; and Star Transportation, Inc., of Nashville, Tenn. In addition, Transport Enterprise Leasing, LLC, of Chattanooga, Tenn. is an integral affiliated company providing revenue equipment sales and leasing services to the trucking industry. CTG’s Class A common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select market under the symbol, “CVTI”.