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COMPETITION WATCH: Gording named president of Reimer Express Lines

AKRON, Ohio -- Roadway Express, a wholly owned subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, announced today that Clayton Gording ha...

Clayton Gording
Clayton Gording

AKRON, Ohio — Roadway Express, a wholly owned subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, announced today that Clayton Gording has been named president of Reimer Express Lines. The appointment is effective immediately.

Reimer Express is a subsidiary of Roadway Express and a leading Canadian provider of industrial, retail and commercial transportation services. The company’s transportation system extends across Canada, the US, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Vice-president of operations since 2001, Gording was responsible for all service centre operations, line haul operations, vehicle purchasing, company-wide vehicle maintenance and labour relations. He began his career with Reimer Express in 1966 serving in a variety of clerical positions at the Regina, Sask. service centre.

Gording broadened his knowledge of the business and the industry over the next 42 years. He had responsibility for a range of sales and management roles that included appointments to vice-president of western operations in 1994 and vice-president of terminal operations in 1997.

“Clayton’s vast experience and commitment to Reimer Express is a tremendous asset to the company and, subsequently, our portfolio of YRC Worldwide services and solutions,” said Terry Gilbert, president of Roadway Express. “Under his leadership, I am confident that Reimer Express will continue to set the pace for Canada’s expedited and LTL freight transportation services.”

Outside of his professional duties at Reimer Express, Gording has also served in director and executive roles, including president from 2006-08 for the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA). He currently serves as past president. In addition, he served on the board of the Canadian Trucking Association (CTA) from 2006-08.

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