Former Con-Way executive Herbert “Herb” Schmidt has been elected to Covenant Transportation Group’s board of directors.

Schmidt, age 57, served as the executive vice president of Con-Way Inc. and president of Con-way Truckload from 2007 to 2012. He retired from Con-Way in September of 2012.

Prior to the merger of Contract Freighters (CFI) with Con-way Inc. in 2007, Schmidt held positions at CFI as president and CEO from 2005 to 2007 and president from 2000 to 2005. Prior to this he was employed in a series of progressively more responsible positions at CFI including leading the sales and operations functions as Sr. vice president of operations.

Schmidt also serves as a member of the board of directors of Empire District Electric.

Covenant Transportation Group is the holding company for several transportation providers including: Covenant Transport and Covenant Transport Solutions of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Southern Refrigerated Transport of Texarkana, Arkansas and Star Transportation of Nashville, Tennessee.