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Brian Abel

Freight Network Engineer, KSM Transport Advisors babel@ksmta.com

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.

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

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.

Brian 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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