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April 16, 2019 3:15 PM, EDT

Cargo Transporters Promotes Dennis Dellinger to CEO

Cargo TransportersLeft to right: Dennis Dellinger, Jerry Sigmon Jr., Jerry Sigmon Sr. and Adam Heavner. (Cargo Transporters)

Cargo Transporters Inc. announced the promotion of Dennis Dellinger to CEO, along with several other management changes at the Claremont, N.C.-based dry van truckload carrier.

Dellinger has been with the company for more than 30 years, serving as president, vice president, director of operations and fleet leader, among other jobs.

“Dennis has proven to be an outstanding leader in our organization as well as the industry,” Cargo Transporters Chairman John Pope said in a statement released April 15.

Pope praised Dellinger for his vision for management of the business and how to achieve those goals.

“I am very proud to have Dennis as a core part of our team,” Pope said.

Dellinger is a past chairman of the North Carolina Trucking Association and is active in American Trucking Associations, in which he is a vice president at large on the board of directors and vice chairman of the safety policy committee.

Dellinger also appointed several people to new positions. Jerry Sigmon Jr. now is chief operating officer and will oversee operations, recruiting, customer service and logistics. Sigmon, who joined the company in 2000, also serves on the North Carolina Trucking Association board of directors.

Adam Heavner, who has been with Cargo Transporters since 2008, was appointed vice president of sales. He will oversee accounts receivables, pricing, rating and billing activities.

Jerry Sigmon Sr. will continue as executive vice president, responsible for general operation analytics, strategic planning, budgets, models and macropricing. Sigmon was one of the original employees of Cargo Transporters in 1982.

Cargo Transporters operates a fleet of 525 trucks and more than 1,700 trailers. It has more than 700 employees with terminals in Claremont, Charlotte and Rocky Mount, N.C.