TRAC Intermodal has named Kenneth Forster as Chief Executive Officer at subsidiary FYX Fleet Roadside Assistance, a provider of emergency fleet services for the intermodal and over-the-road trucking industries. Forster, whose appointment is effective Feb. 8, 2021, replaces FYX Vice President Rodney Goderwis, who is retiring. He will report to TRAC Intermodal CEO Daniel Walsh.
Forster held several senior leadership roles at transportation companies. He was most recently Chief Operating Officer and President at MODE Transportation in Dallas. He joined MODE from SunteckTTS, a logistics provider of freight brokerage services, where he served as CEO. He was previously CEO at Velocity Express and AirSage, both based in Atlanta.
“We were impressed with Ken’s strong commercial background,” said Walsh. “He has a stellar reputation for building successful teams and leveraging his expertise in operations, business analysis and financial management. His skillset is ideal to help FYX identify and capitalize on further growth opportunities.”
“I’m eager for the opportunity to help FYX build on the impressive reputation it has earned for service excellence and technology leadership,” said Forster. “Demand in the intermodal and trucking sectors is at an all-time high, which makes this an ideal time to optimize FYX’s many assets and take it to the next level.”
Goderwis joined the company in 1984 and has been leading FYX, formerly TRAC Interstar, as Vice President since 2000. He has worked across all facets of the organization, from operations to sales to executive management, “helping establish FYX as an innovative expert in roadside assistance solutions to the trucking industry,” the company said.
FYX, formerly TRAC Interstar, has been providing roadside assistance to the trucking industry for more than 35 years. With 24/7 operations, an extensive vendor network of more than 1,000 preferred partners and road service technology designed for fleet managers and owner-operators, FYX is “a one-stop solution for all fleet road service needs.”
TRAC Intermodal, “North America’s leading marine chassis pool manager and equipment provider,” has 11 pools under management across the U.S. TRAC has the largest fleet of marine and specialty chassis in North America and operates an extensive network of facilities. TRAC’s subsidiaries offer emergency fleet roadside assistance through FYX, and maintenance and repair services and other depot solutions through TRAC Services.