AUBURNDALE, FLA. November 7, 2019. Comcar Industries, the parent company for four divisions offering truck transportation services, has appointed Christopher Shepherd as Vice President of Purchasing and Fleet Management. Shepherd brings nearly 25 years of transportation experience to his new role, where he will be responsible for corporate-wide purchasing and management of the company’s trucking assets.

Prior to joining Comcar, Shepherd was with American Commercial Lines for nearly 10 years, most recently serving as Vice President of Commercial Services. In that position, he planned and executed the startup of new boat, barge and warehouse operations in Chicago, Ill. Before that, he held various leadership positions within CSX Transportation.

“Chris’ success and experience will be a great advantage to Comcar as the company advances efforts to optimize its operations,” said Mike Ryan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comcar Industries. “We are excited to have a seasoned professional like Chris join us with a proven track record of analyzing and improving business processes. His background and knowledge of our business will drive continuous improvement throughout the company.”

Since 1953, the companies of Comcar Industries have worked to achieve the highest standards of safety, compliance and operational efficiency. Comcar companies provides truck transport for the distribution of key commodities like cement, chemicals, lumber, refrigerated and dry goods. It offers 48-state service with more than 40 strategically located operating locations across the country that work to provide high volume and repetition lanes that translate to better home time for drivers and reliability for customers.