U.S. Xpress announces new CEO, president

CHATTANOOGA, TN – Today, U.S. Xpress’ board of directors announced Eric Fuller has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and named Lisa Quinn Pate as the company’s new president and chief administrative officer.

In addition, the company announced Max Fuller will fill the role of executive chairman.

“Eric and Lisa’s new management roles represent one of many building blocks in our ongoing preparation for years of future success based on data-driven strategies,” said Max Fuller, executive chairman for U.S. Xpress. “Our industry will continue to get more competitive, and the companies with the best leaders, people, processes and equipment will come out on top. I’m confident that Eric and Lisa are the right people to take U.S. Xpress to the next level.”

Working with the company for almost 20 years, Eric Fuller has filled various management roles including regional operations manager and senior vice president of operations. He has served as president and chief operating officer for the past five years, where he looked after operations including over-the-road dedicated services, customer service and planning.

Working with U.S. Xpress since 2002, Quinn Pate put her legal and administrative background to use as she led critical functions across the company, including information technology, human resources and safety. Before being appointed president, Pate served as general counsel and the chief administrative officer for the company.

With a primary focus on long-term strategy, industry innovation, talent development, and equipment, co-founder Max Fuller will continue as a full-time executive in his role as executive chairman for the company.

“Lisa and I, and the company as a whole, have been fortunate to have Max’s leadership and mentorship throughout the years, and we anticipate having him working directly with us every day for years to come,” said Eric Fuller, CEO of U.S. Xpress. 

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