USA Truck expands into Mexico

USA Truck (USAT) has expanded its logistics operations into Mexico. The new division, USAT Logistics de Mexico, will bring its logistics solutions into the country through its headquarters in Celaya, Guanajuato.

Jim Craig, USAT Logistics president and USA Truck EVP and Chief Commercial Officer said, “This expansion is in line with our strategy to grow in new markets and provide our customers with an expanding portfolio of services. USAT Logistics de Mexico is led by an experienced team in Central Mexico – one that brings in-depth market knowledge and customer and carrier relationships.”

USAT has appointed Hugo Jiminez as manager of the new division. Jiminez and his team have 15 years of experience in the Mexican 3PL market.

Craig was confident of the expansion into Mexico despite President Trump’s executive order to re-negotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The order has put strains on economic relations between the US and Mexico, but Craig argued, “We don’t expect any significant changes to NAFTA. In any event, the size of the Mexico market is huge, and we have a very small portion. For us, there is huge growth potential with or without any changes to NAFTA.”

Source: USA Truck