Russ Thompson

Russ Thompson has over 25 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 Executive VP for Roadmaster Group/TriState which operates a fleet of 300 tractors and 1100 trailers that specializes in high value, high security transportation.

Prior to joining Roadmaster Group in 2015 Russ was an Executive VP at the nation’s largest truck load carrier that operated over 18,000 tractors and 65,000 trailers throughout the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. Through his 25 year career Russ has held various high level positions and developed industry leading teams in purchasing, shop operations, and equipment utilization.  He spent the last 8 years as the Executive VP over equipment utilization, shop operations, and purchasing.

Russ’s passion is process improvement and he is an expert in Lean Six Sigma and has lead over thirty Lean Kaizen events that delivered substantial increases in productivity, revenue, and employee satisfaction.