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Dennis Dillinger named president and CEO of Cargo Transporters

Dennis Dillinger named president and CEO of Cargo Transporters
(left to right) Dennis Dellinger, Jerry Sigmon Jr., Jerry Sigmon Sr., Adam Heavner

CLAREMONT, N.C. — John Pope, chairman of Cargo Transporters, said Monday Dennis Dellinger had been promoted to president and chief executive officer.

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“Dennis has served the company for over 30 years in various capacities,” Pope said. “Year after year, he has proven to be an outstanding leader in our organization as well as the industry. He has a vision for what his operation should be and how to achieve those goals.”

Dillinger joined the company in 1986 at which time Cargo Transporters operated 36 tractors.  Previously, he held the office of president, vice president, director of operations, fleet leader, among others position.

Along with his current duties at Cargo Transporters, Dillinger serves on the board of directors and is a past chairman for the North Carolina Trucking Association. He is first vice chairman and sits on the board of directors for Truckload Carriers Association. He holds two positions within the American Trucking Associations — vice president at large on the board of directors and vice chair of the Safety Policy Committee. He also sits on the advisory board of The Trucking Alliance.

Dennis Dellinger, in his newly appointed position as president and CEO of Cargo Transporters announced multiple promotions within the company.

Jerry Sigmon Jr. is now the chief operating officer. Sigmon joined the Cargo team in 2000. He is responsible for all the-day-to day operations, including the staff, equipment and operating systems. He has six direct reports, and is responsible for operations, recruiting, customer service and logistics. In addition to his role at Cargo Transporters, Sigmon serves on the board of directors for the North Carolina Trucking Association, where he currently holds the office of chairman.

Adam Heavner has assumed the role of vice president of sales. Heavner began his career with Cargo in July 2008 after attending University North Carolina at Charlotte. Heavner will have four direct reports and is responsible for accounts receivables, pricing, rating and billing. He has previously been involved in all these areas.

Jerry Sigmon, Sr. will continue, in the role of executive vice president. He will be responsible for general operation analytics, strategic planning, budgets, models and macro pricing. He began his career with Cargo Transporters in 1982 as one of the original employees of the truckload carrier and was the company’s first manager of operations.  He and his wife, Janice live in Claremont. They are the parents of two sons, Jerry Jr. and Scott and the grandparents of four.

Cargo Transporters is a truckload carrier operating 525 trucks serving the continental U.S. Based in North Carolina, the company operates terminals in Claremont, Charlotte and Rocky Mount. The company employs over 700 people.

For more information visit www.cargotransporters.com

 

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