Matt Read Named New Director of Carrier Development

October 1st, 2013

Dunavant Logistics Group has announced that Matt Read is the company’s new Director of Carrier Development.

In this new role, Matt will engage with the carrier community regarding growth opportunities, rate engineering and performance, and drive continuous improvement. Among other duties, he will be charged with developing and maintaining the carrier team that meets Dunavant’s growing customer demand and will manage the coordination and implementation of action plans resulting from carrier negotiations and reviews along with continuous improvement projects. 

Matt was previously Dunavant Logistics Group’s Director of Business Development. Prior to that, he held sales and account executive positions at companies including Fruit of the Loom, Dot Foods, and YRC Trucking. 

“So much of Dunavant Logistics Group’s growth over the last few years can be attributed to the outstanding quality of our carrier team – but developing and maintaining those carrier relationships doesn’t happen by chance,” said Steve Clark, Dunavant’s Vice President of Freight Operations. “Matt has always been exceptional at managing this aspect of our operations. It’s to the benefit of our entire company that he’ll now be in a role where he can focus all of his energy, skills, and contacts on helping us improve carrier capacity and deliver more value to our customers.”