Tim Phillips Named CEO at Universal Logistics Holdings

Universal Logistics Holdings

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Universal Logistics Holdings Inc. announced Jan. 13 that company veteran Tim Phillips has become its new CEO.

Phillips also will serve as president and hold a seat on the board of directors, which made his promotion effective Jan. 10.

He had worked in various leadership roles throughout Universal since joining the company in 1989, most recently as executive vice president of transportation.


“I am honored to be appointed to lead Universal’s 12,000 associates and drivers across North America,” Phillips said in a statement. “I would like to thank the board of directors for its confidence that I will continue transforming the company into a world-class provider of transportation and logistics services.”

He replaces Jeff Rogers, who served as CEO since 2014.

Universal, founded in 1932 and based in Warren, Mich., is an asset-light provider of customized transportation and logistics solutions in the United States, and in Mexico, Canada and Colombia. It offers truckload, brokerage, dedicated, intermodal and value-added services.

Universal is an asset-light provider of dry vans, transportation, intermodal drayage, material handling, value-added services and global trade management.

“I would like to express my gratitude to Jeff for his leadership and the contributions he has made to Universal’s success,” board Chairman Matthew Moroun said in a statement. “Tim is a highly skilled veteran of the transportation industry. He possesses a keen attention to detail, and he has a proven record of growth and profit. The entire board of directors would like to congratulate Tim, and we look forward to his leadership.”

Universal Logistics Holdings ranks No. 27 on the Transport Topics Top 50 list of the largest logistics companies in North America.

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