As Chief Executive Officer, Darren Hawkins leads Yellow Corporation, a $5.1 billion North American trucking company that operates the nation’s second largest less-than-truckload network. Yellow has more than 300 terminals coast-to-coast and its team of 30,000 freight professionals transport more than 17 million shipments annually for North America’s smallest and largest businesses. Yellow is America’s fifth-largest trucking company, also operating Yellow Logistics, a third-party logistics brokerage that offers a wide portfolio of transportation services and is working to bring trucks and technology together.
Darren is currently serving as Second Vice Chairman of the American Trucking Associations, the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight.
Since becoming CEO in 2018, Hawkins has led the Yellow team in making its most significant investments ever to build on its 100 years of service to North American supply chain customers. Yellow recently onboarded the largest number of new trucks in its history with advanced safety and emissions reduction technologies, while simultaneously opening 16 new Driving Academies developing a pipeline for the next generation of truck drivers. Hawkins has also overseen the company’s transformation into a super-regional carrier that will offer enhanced services, LTL network resilience and in-cycle reliability.
With over 30 years of industry experience, Hawkins brings extensive expertise in both operations and sales. He is a results-driven leader, a clear and motivating communicator, and a trusted and empowering manager. Hawkins holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing and supply chain management from the University of Memphis. He is currently vice chair of the American Trucking Associations and serves as a Board member of the American Transportation Research Institute.