A.R.C. Transit hitches to a new CMO

ARC TransitSteve’s breakdown: Who doesn’t like the shipping business? Here’s one to take a look at. Jimmy Yokeley is the new CMO and he can reached at jyokeley@arctransit.com and 480-596-9690.

WILMINGTON, NC: A.R.C. Transit – a shipping solutions company based in Wilmington N.C. – has hired Jimmy Yokeley to continue the organization’s steady push forward. Formerly the Vice President, Key Client Accounts for the North Carolina State Ports Authority (NCSPA), Yokeley joins A.R.C. Transit with more than 30 years of experience in international trade and transportation.

“We’re thrilled to have Jimmy on our team,” said A.R.C. Transit CEO Gary L. Winstead. “His knowledge, track record and insight fit perfectly with the vision of our company. We’re always driving for the expansion of markets, capabilities and innovation. Jimmy shares our passion and represents exactly the type of leader we want on our team.”

In his new position as chief marketing officer, Yokeley will oversee the planning, development and execution of sales, marketing and advertising initiatives. This includes managing market research, pricing, product marketing, marketing communications, advertising and public relations.

“To join an organization of this high caliber at this point in my career is exciting beyond expression,” Yokeley said. “I have watched A.R.C. Transit from its inception nearly ten years ago, successfully grow in a relatively mature market by committing to excellence and innovation in every area of the business. By remaining true to our core values, we are going to grow and attain new levels of success. ”

Yokeley comes from an extensive intermodal logistics background. Aside from a decade’s work with the NCSPA, he also served as a global sales executive for Expeditors International of Washington Inc.; vice president of sales and marketing for American Steamship Agency Corp.; and managing director, FCL division for CaroTrans International Inc.

As A.R.C. Transit heads into its 11th year, Yokeley’s hiring is a direct reflection of the company’s evolution. Currently, it operates three subsidiary trucking operations moving more than 6,000 containers per month. These motor carriers are LML Express Inc., 123 Express. Inc. and Veterans Express Inc. A.R.C. Transit and its subsidiaries have some 46 employees, with 250 owner operators and 11 terminal operations in seven states.

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