Incoming Transport American president Keith Klein .  Photo: Transport America

Incoming Transport American president Keith Klein. Photo: Transport America

The truckload and logistics services provider, Transport Corp. of America Inc., announced this week Scott Arves will be stepping down as president on June 1.

Keith Klein, the company’s vice president and chief operating officer, will succeed Arves as president, who will stay on in an advisory capacity.

A news release gave no reason for the change.

Arves has been in the transportation industry for over 36 years, and has served as president of Transport America for the last nine years. During his tenure, Transport America moved from public to private, dramatically improved operating results, and was successful in a sale to TransForce Inc. in July of 2014, according to the company.

“I am confident in Keith's ability to lead Transport America, he has been key to driving many of the results. With the backing and strength of TransForce and with the professionalism of the Transport America team, I believe the best days are still ahead of us,” said Arves.

Klein has been with Transport America since 1999, and has held several positions, most recently as COO. Previously, he held the roles of chief financial officer and chief information officer.