Brian Abel

Freight Network Engineer

PROFILE
Brian Abel is a freight network engineer with KSM Transport Advisors, LLC (KSMTA). Brian uses his vast trucking management experience to help clients optimize their freight networks and operations strategies. Using KSMTA’s proprietary analytical tools, Brian help carriers create an efficient, profitable freight network.

Brian's career in transportation management and consulting includes more than 30 years at executive levels. His experience has provided a unique vantage point on the importance of integrating optimization tools into a company’s sales and operations plans, and he regularly coaches clients through this process.

EDUCATION
Brian earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Illinois University with a major in psychology and a minor in personnel management.

ASSOCIATIONS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Brian serves on the board of directors of REACH, Inc. in Roanoke, VA, a not-for-profit organization which rehabilitates abandoned houses in distressed neighborhoods and makes them available to area residents with a discounted cost of ownership. He was recognized by the International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA) as their 2011 Executive of the Year for his participation in the World Food Logistics Organization Institute education program.

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