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XPO Logistics appoints Dave Bates as COO

April 21, 2023
Bates joins the less-than-truckload carrier after 27 years with Old Dominion Freight Line, where he spent the last 12 years as senior vice president of operations.
Less-than-truckload carrier XPO has hired Dave Bates as chief operating officer of North American LTL, effective April 21, 2023.

Bates joins XPO after 27 years with Old Dominion Freight Line (No. 10 on the FleetOwner 500 For-Hire carriers), where he was responsible for all day-to-day operations in North America for the last 12 years as senior vice president of operations. He started his career with roles at Carolina Freight Carriers and Roadway Express.

Bates is not the first Old Dominion alumnus brought into the company, with Old Dominion's former chief financial officer J. Wes Frye serving on its board of directors.

See also: XPO earns big in Q4 LTL segment, reports final FY 2022 numbers

Mario Harik, CEO of XPO Logistics (No. 12 on the FleetOwner 500 For-Hire), said in a press release, “Dave is a high-impact executive with a strong track record of driving excellence in all aspects of LTL operations. We’re delighted that he’ll be leading our operations in creating ongoing value for our customers and investors.”

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