U.S. Xpress Leadership
Tim Harrington became President of U.S. Xpress in 2023, when the company was acquired by Knight-Swift. He first joined Swift Transportation in February 1997 through the company’s acquisition of Direct Transit. In May 2018, following the Knight-Swift merger, Tim was appointed to the role of Executive Vice President of Sales for Swift. Tim also served as Regional Vice President of Sales from 2006 to 2011 and from 2016 to 2018. From 2011 to 2016, Tim was Vice President of Network Operations and in various sales and operations roles at Swift prior to that. Tim earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota. When he has a break from work, Tim and his wife, Ann, enjoy traveling and spending time with their three adult children.
Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining U.S. Xpress in 2023 as Chief Financial Officer, Joshua Smith served as the Senior Vice President of Finance for five years at Swift Transportation. Over his 18-year career at Swift, he held positions within several departments including Financial Planning and Analysis, Investor Relations, Business Intelligence, Data Science, Business Transformation, Billing, Credit, Detention, and Accounts Receivable. Joshua is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Southern Utah University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Utah. Outside of work, Joshua enjoys spending time with his wife and their two teenage children at various sporting activities, boating at the lake, or generally just enjoying the outdoors.
Chief Operating Officer
In his role as Chief Operating Officer, Justin is responsible for Operations across U.S. Xpress. This includes oversight of the company's Dedicated fleet, which services some of the nation's largest shippers, its driver-first OTR division, and its Logistics operations, as well as Safety and Driver Retention. Justin previously served as Executive Vice President of Operations. He has spent more than two decades in key roles throughout U.S. Xpress, starting his career as a management trainee in 2002. Since then, he has served in various leadership positions, including President of Dedicated, Chief Revenue Officer, Vice President of Customer Service, and Vice President and General Manager of Southwest Operations. When he has time away from work, Justin enjoys spending time with his wife, Karrie, and their children Olivia and Owen. The family enjoys traveling together, fishing and playing golf.
Executive Vice President of Accounting & Finance
Jason Grear, Executive Vice President of Accounting & Finance for U.S. Xpress, has been with the company since 2017. He joined U.S. Xpress as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, and was promoted to his current role in July 2023.
Prior to coming to U.S. Xpress, Jason spent 12 years in public accounting, including time as a senior manager for Ernst & Young. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Middle Tennessee State University and is a licensed CPA. Jason has also completed the Global C-Suite Strategy and Leadership Program through the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Jason is a triathlete, and he and wife enjoy attending sporting events for their eight children and traveling with their family.
Executive Vice President of People
Jacob Kramer, Executive Vice President of People, has been with U.S. Xpress since 2020. In his role, Jacob leads Human Resources, Recruiting, Retention, Talent Management, Learning & Development, Organizational Development, Total Rewards, Marketing, and Communications. He previously served at U.S. Xpress as Senior Vice President of Recruiting, Marketing and Retention, as well as Vice President of Talent Acquisition.
Prior to coming to U.S. Xpress, Jacob worked in human resources, talent acquisition, learning and development, operations, and communications for more than a decade for companies in the telecommunications, technology, and retail industries.
Outside of work, Jacob enjoys spending time with his wife and teenage daughter. Teaching his daughter to drive has been an interesting experience and occupies many weekends.
Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales
Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales Paul Bowman is responsible for business development across U.S. Xpress. He has more than a decade of experience with the company, previously leading Dedicated Sales with responsibility for business development, client retention, logistics design, and pricing activity within the Dedicated division.
Paul has more than 30 years of transportation experience. Prior to joining U.S. Xpress, he was Vice President of Sales for Hogan Dedicated Services and Director of Client Development for Ryder Integrated Logistics.
He's an active member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Paul and his wife, Ryan, live in Chattanooga with their three boys, Joshua, Connor, and Luke.
Senior Vice President of IT
Frankie Clement, Senior Vice President of IT for U.S. Xpress, has more than two decades of experience in information technology. He joined U.S. Xpress in 2019 as director of applications, managing the company’s enterprise resource planning system, data warehouse and analytics, and customer-facing platforms. In 2022, his work expanded to include driver data and interface programs. He stepped into his current role leading the IT organization in 2023.
Frankie has a master’s degree in computer science and previously worked at Shaw Industries, building applications for their supply chain, for nearly 15 years before coming to U.S. Xpress.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Jessica Hamadeh, Senior Vice President and General Counsel has more than 13 years of experience in the transportation industry as in-house counsel for U.S. Xpress. She previously served as Vice President of Legal Affairs and Associate General Counsel for the company. Jessica manages a team of attorneys and support staff focused on corporate litigation, labor and employment, regulatory and licensing compliance, independent contractor programs and equipment leasing, and transportation and logistics contracting. She also advises the company on enterprise policymaking, intellectual property matters, corporate governance, risk management, and major corporate transactions.
Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts from Millsaps College and her Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law, and she is licensed in both Mississippi and Tennessee. Jessica serves on the leadership team of the Chattanooga chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and is a member of the Southeast Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women. She also enjoys participating in the transportation lawyers’ conference circuits and has presented on several occasions on topics including data management, corporate structuring, cargo liability, trailer risk management, and EVs and AVs.
Outside of work, Jessica stays busy raising two kids who want to join all the extracurricular activities. She met her husband while attending law school, and they love traveling, Ole Miss tailgating, and hiking local trails in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Senior Vice President of Equipment and Maintenance
Shaun Sadler, Senior Vice President of Equipment and Maintenance, joined U.S. Xpress in 2016 upon retirement from the United States Marine Corps at the rank of colonel. He attended the University of South Carolina where he played football. Upon graduation, Shaun joined the Marines where he served for almost 30 years, filling multiple distinguished positions as a staff officer and combat aviator. A highlight of his military career included serving as the as the commander of the largest Marine aircraft group, consisting of over 5,000 personnel and 300 aircraft.
Shaun has deployed to many foreign countries, both in combat service and as a senior representative of the United States. He joined U.S. Xpress as the Director of Equipment and was promoted to Senior Vice President of Equipment and Maintenance in 2017. Shaun lives in Chattanooga, and he and his wife, Sandra, have two sons.
WHAT WE STAND FOR
We’ve got the grit to
go the distance
We overcome obstacles, and our wheels never stop turning for our customers until the job is done.
We know a smile, a good idea or an encouraging word can change everything.
We keep an open mind, assume we don’t know it all, and dig the data – especially when it surprises us.
When conditions change, we shift into high gear. Whatever it takes to serve our customers and stay one step ahead.
We roll as a team
A diverse and inclusive environment makes us stronger.
No matter who we are, what we do or where we came from, we invite each other to contribute something valuable.
We look out for each other
From the headquarters to the highways, we care for each other. When a teammate needs help, we’re there.