August 18, 2023

Former Yellow Logistics employees open new Radiant office


Radiant Logistics announced it has opened a new brokerage office in Overland Park, Kansas. The managers of the new operation were formerly with Yellow Logistics until its Aug. 1 closure.

Radiant Road and Rail, the brokerage arm of Radiant (NYSE: RLGT), focuses on truckload, less-than-truckload, intermodal, drayage and transloading services. The unit was founded 85 years ago and operated as Clipper Exxpress until last year.

Steve McCleary will head the customer and carrier teams while Ryan Stroup will lead field sales. Both helped expand Yellow’s truck brokerage unit, which was launched in 2017.

“With the abrupt closure of Yellow, we were able to move quickly to stand up an operation in Overland Park, while attracting quite a few very passionate and talented people looking to minimize service disruption for their customers,” Stroup said. “Radiant offered a robust, technology-enabled operating platform and a solid financial footing from which we can continue to service our customers.”

He said the new office was fully functional within two weeks from first contact.

“We are truly excited to welcome such a great team to our organization,” said Bohn Crain, Radiant founder and CEO. “Over the years we have looked at various acquisition candidates in the brokerage space to help build out our bi-modal brokerage capabilities at Radiant Road and Rail but just never found the right fit.”

Crain said both McCleary and Stroup were only able to sell TL brokerage services in the past given the structure at Yellow Corp. They will now also be marketing LTL and intermodal services.

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