PRESIDENT & CEO
Steve is an experienced entrepreneur with a proven track record for developing high performance teams and managing large organizations. In 1998, Steve was hired as Chief Financial Officer for Don Ward Transport, where he orchestrated their largest acquisition – Havens Trucking in Farmington, New Mexico. In 2002, he directed the purchase of another large competitor in the Colorado region – Atwood Truck Lines – and he also purchased the fleets of three ready-mix customers. In October of 2004, he acquired the remaining shares of Don Ward Transport, and today he is the sole Owner and CEO of six transportation and rail companies operating under the flagship of U.S. Transport, Inc.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Mike Bramlett was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. He grew up in the trucking industry, beginning at entry level positions working his way to Vice President/General Manager for CTI where he worked for 27 years. Mike was responsible for the Southwest Region including Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. In 2004, Mike joined U.S. Transport, where he is responsible for all customer relations, financial performance, safety, schedules, all operations and forecasting. He accepted the position of Executive Vice President – Business Development at U.S. Transport, and he has utilized his expertise and relationships to increase the customer base, to solidify existing customers, and he is a part of the Executive Leadership Team.
MAINTENANCE & PURCHASING
Our VP has been involved in diverse truck fleet maintenance management, including trash trucks, local and regional delivery Class 8 trucks, and refrigerated trailers. As Vice President of Maintenance and Purchasing for U.S. Transport, Inc. our VP is responsible for the overall leadership of the maintenance department and staff and leads our efforts in the following areas:
- Oversee the continual development and maintenance of our fleet.
- Implement programs and procedures required to ensure DOT compliance.
- Review the operation of equipment and systems, constantly, to minimize unplanned downtime; anticipate and solve problems in a timely manner; and identify opportunities for improvement
- Prepare reports, analyze data, and make recommendations for improving shop operations and solving maintenance-related problems.
- Partner with Operations for the most efficient and cost-effective use of our fleet.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Brian is a Senior Accounting and Finance Executive with years of experience building and leading successful finance and accounting teams. Over the past 20 years, Brian has been involved with growing businesses, assisting in acquisitions, debt raising, and strategic planning initiatives. He has a track record of contributions leading to improved financial performance, heightened productivity and enhanced internal controls. His experience includes 15 years in the transportation industry, including Aggregate, Waste Management and Fuel Distribution. Brian obtained his Masters of Science Degree from Walsh College and Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Michigan State University.
ADDITIONAL US TRANSPORT TEAM
Kory Yandell, Director of Operations, Texas
Mark Baugh, Director of Operations, Arizona & New Mexico
Bill Mitchell, Director of Operations, Northern Division
Steve Hochmiller, Vice President Sales & Operations, Front Range
Megan Kordus, Director of Safety & Recruiting
Robert Toward, Director of Maintenance, Southern Region
James Bahl, Director of Maintenance & Purchasing
JT Armenta, Terminal Manager, Albuquerque
Huck Morris, Terminal Manager, Farmington & Flagstaff
John Stewart, Terminal Manager, Rifle & Springville
Michelle Herrera, Terminal Manager, Dallas/Ft Worth
Debbi Foster, Human Resource Manager