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Keith Klein — President, Transport America

Mr. Klein assumed the role of President of Transport America on June 1, 2015. Mr. Klein held several other positions at Transport America serving as CFO beginning in 1999, CIO, and most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Transport America, Mr. Klein owned a financial consulting firm, served as Vice President and Corporate Controller at Deluxe Corporation, and worked for the audit firm of Deloitte & Touche USA LLP. Mr. Klein holds a bachelor’s degree from Creighton University, CPA from the State of Minnesota, and a MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

ELD Implementation: Lessons Learned From a Carrier Perspective

ELD Implementation: Lessons Learned From a Carrier Perspective | The Road

As December 18 draws closer, many carriers are currently facing important decisions about electronic logging devices (ELDs) in order to comply with the federal mandate. My company, Transport America, was at the same point four years ago.

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Why is it Important to Increase Driver Pay?

Why Increase DriverPayI have been asked by many of my industry peers, “Why is Transport America increasing pay for drivers? Aren’t you just driving up the costs of business for our industry?” The short answer is, “No, because drivers have choices when it comes to careers.” By increasing pay, my goals are to make driving more attractive than the other career options available to our drivers and to put Transport America at the top of the list of truckload carriers that drivers would like to work with.
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Why is it Important to Increase Driver Pay?

Why is it Important to Increase Driver Pay?

Why Increase DriverPay

I have been asked by many of my industry peers, “Why is Transport America increasing pay for drivers? Aren’t you just driving up the costs of business for our industry?” The short answer is, “No, because drivers have choices when it comes to careers.” By increasing pay, my goals are to make driving more attractive than the other career options available to our drivers and to put Transport America at the top of the list of truckload carriers that drivers would like to work with.
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- President, Transport America