Chief Executive Officer and Principal of Freight Trucking Inc
John Bowes is the founder and CEO of Freight Trucking Inc. He has served in the transportation and logistics industry for over 30 years, most notably as CEO of Xpress Global, formerly a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Xpress, for 10 years before successfully executing a sale to a Private Equity group in 2015.
John’s career began as a delivery truck driver and quickly moved into management for the Tom Duffy Co., a west coast distribution company.
In 1993, he joined CSI Reeves, a trucking company owned by the Preston Yellow Corp., where he held management positions in sales and operations before the company was acquired by U.S. Xpress in 1997. That acquisition led to the creation of Xpress Global Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of U.S. Xpress, where John served in many leadership positions including West Coast Regional Manager, Director of West Coast Operations, and Executive Vice President.
In 2006, he became President and then CEO of Xpress Global Systems. During his tenure, XGS grew to become the largest 3PL and LTL provider in the floor-covering industry in the United States. In 2015, John’s extensive knowledge and bottom to top experience was instrumental in the sale of XGS to a private equity group and in executing its transfer to new ownership.
Prior to launching Freight Trucking, Inc, John was one of the first 4 associates at FreightWaves, serving as the CCO beginning in March 2017 and fulfilling additional roles throughout the evolution of the company. His industry knowledge and experience was vital in helping FreightWaves become a recognizable brand throughout the industry.