U.S. Xpress named Eric Fuller to the role of CEO and Lisa Quinn Pate as the new president and chief administrative officer for the truckload carrier, effective immediately.
The company’s board of directors has also announced that co-founder and 2006 HDT Fleet Innovator Max Fuller will take on the role of executive chairman for U.S. Xpress.
"Eric and Lisa's new management roles represent one of many building blocks in our ongoing preparation for years of future success based on data-driven strategies," said Max Fuller. "Our industry will continue to get more competitive, and the companies with the best leaders, people, processes, and equipment will come out on top. I'm confident that Eric and Lisa are the right people to take U.S. Xpress to the next level."
Eric Fuller has worked for U.S. Xpress for nearly 20 years in various management roles across the company, including regional operations manager and senior vice president of operations. For the past five years, he has served as president and chief operating officer, where he was responsible for operations including OTR, dedicated services, customer service, and planning.
Pate has worked for U.S. Xpress since 2002, using her legal and administrative background to work in leading critical functions across the company, including information technology, human resources, and safety. Prior to being named president, Pate served as general counsel and the chief administrative officer for U.S. Xpress.
Max Fuller will remain a full-time executive officer in his new role as executive chairman for U.S. Xpress. His primary focus will be on long-term strategy, industry innovation, talent development, and equipment.
"Lisa and I, and the company as a whole, have been fortunate to have Max's leadership and mentorship throughout the years, and we anticipate having him working directly with us every day for years to come,” said Eric Fuller. “He and Pat Quinn built this company with the intent of it being successful long term. With the support of Max and our 10,000-strong employee base, we intend to make that a reality and ensure U.S. Xpress remains one of the leading providers of transportation services throughout North America."