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Meeting
Needs

"We're always challenging each other as a management team to
be better." -Cameron Holzer, president

CREDIT: Robb Sullivan

TRUCKING & FREIGHTING

CRST EXPEDITED
PROVIDES SUPERIOR
SERVICE TO CUSTOMERS
NEEDING THEIR
PRODUCTS QUICKLY.
>CRST EXPEDITED INC.

BY ALAN DORICH

CRST Expedited Inc. strives for
perfection in its work. "We're always
challenging each other as a management
team to be better," President Cameron
Holzer says. "Ingenuity and creativity
are encouraged."
Based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, CRST
Expedited handles freight for firms that
need products urgently. "We do a lot of
business with LTL carriers, retailers
and manufacturers," he says, noting that
the company - one of the eight CRST
International family of companies - has
operated for more than 60 years.
Today, CRST Expedited has approximately 4,000 drivers and a fleet of
approximately 1,700 trucks. "We are
a leading player in [our] market of the
transportation industry," Holzer says.
"We focus heavily on our customers to
make sure their needs are being met."
The company also benefits from the
ability to work with seven sister companies under the overall CRST International umbrella.
"We cover the majority of the transportation industry and many of the niches
within," he says. "The beauty in the
relationships is that I have insight into
what is driving business and operating
efficiencies in those entities and how it
relates to [ours]. It gives all of us the opportunity to be more efficient, and more

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// As a leader in its market, CRST Expedited
has approximately 4,000 drivers and a fleet of
1,700 trucks.

importantly, offer a full suite of transportation services to our customers."
Ups and Downs
Holzer joined CRST Expedited 10 years
ago. "I've seen many economic ups and
downs in the industry," he says. "Our
customers needs' have recently increased and we are challenged to meet
all the needs that exist at this time.
"Today, we have plenty of freight
opportunities, but, like everyone in our
industry, we are working through the
challenge of recruiting drivers. There
are not enough drivers in the marketplace right now to meet our customers'
needs," he admits.
CRST Expedited has invested its
resources in attracting and retaining
drivers, including expanding its recruiting staff. Today, "I have roughly
70 individuals that focus on hiring new
drivers," Holzer says.
The company also has its own school
for new drivers, which trains them on

techniques and obtaining their CDL.
"We help them get from the starting
point all the way through to becoming a
professional truck driver," he says.
The company also weathers the harsh
economic conditions of its industry by
staying cost conscious. "We're always
trying to look internally at CRST and
get as lean as we possibly can and get rid
of any excess waste or costs associated
with that," he says. "Our strategy going
forward is to continue with that focus."
Ready for Growth
Holzer is proud of his team at CRST
Expedited. "I spend a lot of time and
-------------------------------------- [ PROFILE ]
CRST Expedited Inc.
www.crst.com
2016 sales: $400 million+
Headquarters: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Employees: Approximately 4,350
Specialty: Expedited freight
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