Legends of trucking are leaving the business. Who will fill their shoes?
The impending retirement of Jerry Moyes at the end of December is one more signal that an almost legendary era of trucking leadership is coming to a close.
Moyes, founder and CEO of Swift Transportation, is the latest “old school” trucking chief to announce his retirement. And by old school, I refer to hardscrabble-styled executives; ones who, in most cases, literally started out in the freight business driving tractor-trailers for a living.