Herald Smith was the company’s president until 1977 when he stepped down, remaining as CRST’s chairman of the board. He also served as president of the Iowa Motor Truck Association in 1979 and was chairman of Common Carriers Conference, Irregular Route, in 1981.
Today CRST is an International transportation and logistics company that is still under the control of members of the Smith family.
“He was an icon in the transportation business,” said Dave Rusch, CRST International president and CEO. “He dealt with adversity after the industry was deregulated in 1980. He was a very good man, a born entrepreneur and philanthropist; he will be missed by many.”
Smith is survived by his wife, Miriam, his four children and his grandchildren.