Randy Savoy Named New Chief Operating Officer at Cold Carriers

by Jake Tully - Published: 10/31/2017

Earlier today Cold Carriers, a family of regional and refrigerated commercial trucking carriers, announced that Randy Savoy has joined the company in the position of its Chief Operating Officer.

According to Cold Carriers, Savoy has previously ran the temperature-controlled division at Swift Transportation and will reportedly assume the responsibility for operations of the companies operating within Cold Carriers, including Gantt Trucking, Interide Transport and Sunco Trucking.

Cold Carriers chairman and CEO Kenneth Meister reports that Randy’s expertise in dealing with temperature-controlled fleets is a beneficial addition to the growing presence of the company.

“Randy is a seasoned and trusted leader in the temperature controlled space who is uniquely qualified to drive operational excellence at Cold Carriers now that we are a fleet of 450 tractors and 700 trailers,” said Meister. “We are excited that Randy will be joining us as we continue our growth to bring nationwide truckload services to our shippers.”

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According to Cold Carriers, Savoy had previously been with Swift since 2003 and with his time at the company managed a fleet of 2,300 tractors in addition to a revenue of $400 million starting in 2010 at his most recent role with Swift Transportation.

Additionally, Cold Carriers reports that Savoy has a combined 25 years of experience within the industry of commercial trucking.

Savoy reports that his new position at Cold Carriers will afford him to the opportunity to help develop the family of carriers within the company and utilize his experience in dealing with temperature-controlled fleets.

“Cold Carriers offers a compelling opportunity for me to continue to consolidate and grow a footprint of strong, truckload refrigerated carriers and continue to offer a seamless customer experience to shippers and producers throughout the continental U.S.,” said Savoy. “I am energized to take Cold Carriers to the next level.”

The company reports that Cold Carriers is the brand name for the Orlando, Florida-based private equity firm, KJM Capital’s grouping of refrigerated truckload carriers, introduced in early 2017.