Andrew J. Smith will develop next-level sales, operations and truck dispatch growth strategies for Circle
Circle Logistics (Circle), a leading asset-based full-service logistics company, today announced the promotion of Andrew J. Smith from vice president of sales and operations to senior vice president. Smith is now responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Chicago and Tinley Park locations within Ill., in addition to the Orlando, Fla. office location. He will develop and implement best operating procedures in the areas of sales, operations and truck dispatch.
As senior vice president, Smith will use his more than 13 years of logistics experience to oversee strategic initiatives including the development and implementation of company-wide operational best practices and drive new technology implementations that increase efficiencies with customer and carrier communication.
Smith was the fourth employee at Circle following the company’s establishment in 2011. Since then he has expanded the Circle team to 250 industry-knowledgeable employees across the U.S., Panama, Mexico and Colombia. Smith has led Circle to develop and nurture multiple winning technology partnerships, in addition to building innovative processes for improving internal team functionality and efficiency.
Under Smith’s leadership, Circle is now a leader in Enhanced Visibility, live-tracking 90% of the company’s loads, resulting in end-to-end visibility, better customer communication and more secure shipments. Additionally, Smith created an Electronic Booking Platform that empowers Circle carriers to streamline the booking process that rewards most reliable carriers with the best-fit loads at the highest rate.
Circle is making notable advancements for shippers and carriers. Because of such work and resulting success, the company was recognized as one of the fastest-growing private third-party logistics (3PLs) companies in the U.S. and honored with the Armstrong & Associates’ Top 100 Domestic Transportation Management 3PL Award, announced in Q4 of 2022.
About Circle Logistics
Founded in Fort Wayne, Ind. in 2011, Circle Logistics is one of the fastest-growing transportation companies in the nation, servicing over $700 million in freight spend. As a Top 50 Freight Brokerage Firm, Circle combines the dedication of a privately owned asset-based 3PL with the coverage of a public large-scale provider to create a superior modern freight experience. Circle is committed to delivering on three core promises to our customers: No Fail Service, Personalized Communication and Innovative Solutions and provides coverage across all modes of transportation in the continental United States and Mexico, including Dry Van, Flatbed, Reefer, LTL, Expedite, Oversize and Air. For more information, visit www.circledelivers.com.