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Jacksonville, FL – June 5, 2017 The Grimes Companies is pleased to announce James McMaster as the new Director of Transportation for Grimes Trucking Company. McMaster carries over 35 years of experience in the transportation industry to include LTL, flatbed, dry van, refrigerated, and intermodal transportation.

James McMaster, Director of Transportation

Proving Experience Delivers

Prior to joining the Grimes team, McMaster had the opportunity to gain knowledge in almost every facet of the transportation industry. He started as a billing and payroll clerk at age 17 and quickly excelled to the title of Terminal manager by age 21. McMaster also had various titles on the warehousing side of the logistics industry including forklift operation and shift supervision. He later owned and operated an intermodal agency for 10 years.

McMaster joined Grimes as a dispatcher and facilitated in the growth of the Owner/Operator over the road fleet. He then shifted into the position of Transportation Manager operating the company assets. As the Terminal Manager, he further aided the expansion of the owned fleet and business base. His improvements in driver retention, which almost eliminated driver turn over, has helped provide a higher level of customer service and satisfaction for all of Grimes Trucking’s clients.

With a steadily growing fleet, McMaster is focusing on continued improvement within the trucking division of the Southeastern 3PL, which has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in Northeast Florida.

Outside of Grimes, McMaster is a committee member of Boy Scout Troop 549 and a legion member of the Moose lodge. He enjoys activities with his grandchildren and volunteers at some of the organizations they are involved with including soccer, school band and even dance club.

Executive VP, Ike Sherlock stated, “I have had the pleasure of working with James and his commitment to safety, client service, and our industry has impressed me on a daily basis. I look forward to James’ unrivaled leadership in Grimes’ transportation offerings.”

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