Russ Thompson has over 30 years of experience in the transportation industry. He is recognized as an industry leader and has held executive level roles overseeing all aspects of truckload transportation.
In his current role, he is the President for Roadmaster Group and Tri-State Motor Transit which operates a fleet of 500 tractors and 1800 trailers. Tri-State is one of the largest truckload carriers of Arms, Ammunition and Explosives (“AA&E”) for the U.S. Department of Defense. Tri-State is also a leading provider of transportation services to commercial shippers in the Commercial Explosives, Hazardous Waste and High Value Expedited sectors.
Prior to joining Roadmaster Group in 2015, Russ was an Executive Vice President at the nation’s largest truckload carrier that operated over 18,000 tractors and 65,000 trailers throughout the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. Throughout his 30-year career, Russ has held various high-level positions and developed industry leading teams in operations, purchasing, safety, and equipment utilization.
Russ’s passion is process improvement and he is an expert in Lean Six Sigma and has led over thirty Lean Kaizen events that delivered substantial increases in productivity, revenue, and employee satisfaction.