Iowa fuel hauler names new president


Solar Transport, a Des Moines, Iowa-based fuel hauling company, Thursday, July 23, announced it has named a new president.

The company said Tom Jones brings 33 years of transportation experience to his new position. He joins Solar Transport from Atlas Oil Company, where he was vice president for transportation.

Tom Jones, the new president of Solar TransportTom Jones, the new president of Solar Transport

In a statement, Solar Transport said Jones’ industry roots run deep. He is a second-generation truck driver, starting his career in 1987. He has since held a number of roles in the transportation industry including dispatch, terminal management and regional operations. He has held executive-level leadership positions at Trimac Transportation, Dupre’ Logistics, McKenzie Tank Lines, and Atlas Oil.

Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in administration and accounting from Florida Institute of Technology. He will be relocating to Iowa from South Carolina.

Solar Transport hauls bulk petroleum-related products in the Midwest, South-Central, and the Rocky Mountains. Starting with one load in 1963, Solar now delivers hundreds of loads daily and is known as a leader in technology and fuel transport safety.