Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Southland Transportation taps Andrew Linn as its new President

Southland Transportation Group has announced the promotion of Andrew Linn as its new President effective June 1, 2020. Meanwhile, his father and company founder Drew Linn will continue with the organization as CEO.

“I am excited to announce this promotion,” Drew said in a statement. “Andrew is passionate about this industry, and we will see great things under his leadership. I’ve seen him embrace complex circumstances and turn them into wonderful opportunities. Andrew is well respected within our organization and throughout the industry.”

Andrew, who steps up to his new role from company vice president will now lead daily operations for the dealership’s five locations across Alabama.

“Our passion here at Southland is providing exceptional products and services for our customers,” Andrew said. “Over the last couple of years, we’ve taken meaningful steps that will allow us to continue to serve their needs in so many ways. The energy level here is at an all-time high, and our entire staff is committed and ready to go work for our customers. We’re all very excited about the future.”

A native of Tuscaloosa, Andrew graduated from the University of Alabama in 2007 and later began his career with Navistar Inc., the parent company and manufacturer of International Trucks and IC Buses. As a vocational sales manager, Andrew specialized in government and municipal applications in the midwestern U.S., where he excelled and gained experience with the OEM. After putting in three years with Navistar, he returned to Alabama in 2011 to join the family business.

Andrew is a graduate of the American Truck Dealer Academy and a board member of the Alabama Trucking Association, serving on its Board of Directors. He resides in Homewood with his wife, Tiffany, and their two children.

Headquartered in Homewood, Ala., with seven locations throughout the state, Southland is an award-winning truck, trailer and bus dealership offering sales, parts, service and repair with locations in Birmingham, Homewood, Huntsville, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa. The dealership also offers a full range of International Trucks, IC Buses, Wabash, Transcraft, Dorsey and Benson Trailers, Idealease truck leasing and rental and full-service body shop.