Leadership change at Transport America

Transport Corporation of America, Inc. announced today that Scott Arves will be stepping down as resident effective June 1 and that Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer Keith Klein will replace him.

Arves  has served as resident of Transport America for the last nine years. During his tenure, Transport America, which is based in Eagan, Minn., moved from being a public company to being private and was sold to TransForce Inc. last July.

“I am very proud of the team we have built here that is responsible for the tremendous improvements.  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.  I have committed to staying on in an advisory capacity to continue to support Transport America and TransForce,” said Arves.

Klein has been with Transport America since 1999, and has held several positions, most recently as Chief Operating Officer.  Previously, Klein held the roles of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer.  Klein has been active in the Minnesota Trucking Association since 2001, serving as Chairman from 2009 through 2011.

“Transport America is a wonderful company.  I’ve had the privilege to work closely with Scott for the past 9 years.  We have assembled a world class leadership team and have established a culture for success.  My plan is to continue to build on these strengths and take us to the next level,” said Klein.