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Jul 13, 2021

Pilot Freight Services Appoints Darren Dodson: Vice President of Ground Operations

GLEN MILLS, PA – July 13, 2021 – (Pilot), a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services backed by ATL Partners and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI), is proud to announce Darren Dodson as Vice President of Ground Operations. In his new role, he will develop, lead and manage all aspects of Pilot’s ground network to maximize efficiency, growth and profitability.

Dodson will oversee and be responsible for making sure freight is moving efficiently through Pilot’s ground network. In doing so, he has been tasked to determine the best way to move freight at peak season volumes. Dodson has implemented new systems to increase capacity by adding a mid-week sort at the company's hub in Groveport, OH, and is evaluating the need for additional hubs to strengthen the ground network.

Prior to Pilot, Dodson was Head of Operations and Logistics at Arta Shipping. He worked with ARTA's technology platform and a team of experts to connect users to a curated network of specialized shippers and helped streamline the company's high-end logistics complexities. Before Arta Shipping, he was at DB Schenker, working his way through the ranks from Manager, Land Transport to Director of Ground Distribution.

"Pilot's people, its reputation and the longstanding, trusting industry and customer relationships it has maintained over the years made this a perfect opportunity for me to join the team," said Dodson. "I look forward to working with them and driving us forward."

A graduate of Missouri Southern State University, Dodson holds a Bachelor’s degree with minors in Computer Information Systems and Network System Administration.

“Darren brings operational expertise to Pilot at a critical time in the growth of our company and as our industry is experiencing unprecedented volumes and capacity constraints. In addition, his deep industry knowledge and reputation as a motivating team member will be of tremendous value," explains Zach Pollock, chief executive officer of Pilot Freight Services.

Pilot Freight Services, Inc. is an award-winning full-service transportation and logistics provider with 90 locations throughout North America. Pilot also has several locations in Western Europe and a presence in the Asia-Pacific marketplace. The company's freight forwarding services encompass every mode of transportation, including air, ground and ocean, serving all corners of the globe. Pilot's full mile and final mile home delivery solutions for heavy and hard-to-hand handle goods include value-added service offerings such as white glove, assembly and installation. Pilot’s logistics programs offer a complete line of expedited and time-definite services, international shipping solutions, product warehousing and inventory management. In addition, Pilot’s online shipment navigator, CoPilot, makes online shipping fast, convenient and secure. In 2018, Pilot adopted Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation as their national philanthropy partner raising funds company-wide for treatments and cures for children battling cancer. Learn more about Pilot Freight Services at

Founded in 2014, ATL Partners is a premier sector-focused private equity firm that invests in aerospace, transportation and logistics companies. ATL brings deep sector expertise to its investment approach with nine investment professionals and seven Executive Board members who have decades of combined operating experience in each of ATL’s core sectors. For more information about ATL Partners, visit

With C$171.3 billion of managed assets as of March 31, 2020, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) is a leading provider of investment management services to British Columbia’s public sector and one of Canada’s largest asset managers. BCI generates investment returns that help their institutional clients build a financially secure future. With a global outlook, BCI seeks investment opportunities that convert savings into productive capital that meet their clients’ risk/return requirements over time. BCI invests across a range of asset classes: fixed income; mortgages; public and private equity; real estate; infrastructure; and renewable resources. BCI’s private equity program, valued at C$17.9 billion, is focused on direct investments in industrials, technology, consumer/retail, healthcare, as well as financial and business services. For more information about BCI, please visit