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Meet the directors who lead Tradition Transportation Group Inc. These men are responsible for our outstanding service and premier transportation, warehousing, and logistical services. Contact us today if you have questions about our services and available opportunities.

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Timothy E. Evans served as president of operations of the Evans Companies, from 2003 until the Celadon transaction during 2014. He was dispatch operations manager (2001 – 03), sales manager (1998 – 2001), and general manager of sales and service (1992 – 2004).


Mr. Timothy Evans served as a member of the board of directors of the Evans Companies from 2009 until the Celadon transaction in 2014.


Mr. Timothy Evans has been involved in the transportation and warehousing industry for nearly 30 years, devoting his efforts primarily to operations, maintenance and repair, equipment and safety, and estimating. He has held a Commercial Driver’s License for more than 20 years and is experienced in all aspects of truck operations. The Evans Companies had been qualified as an associate dealer and service center for International-Navistar.

Timothy E. Evans

Joseph J. Montel

Joseph J. Montel has been an attorney for more than 20-years, and is licensed in both Indiana and Ohio.  Mr. Montel has more than 25-years of transportation industry experience, which includes ownership and management experience as well as advising numerous trucking and transportation entities as outside counsel.  Montel was an owner and part of the management team involved in the development and sale of World Transfer Operation, WTO Services of Indiana and Midwest Carrier Services.


Mr. Montel has repeatedly invested in the financial services industry, and is well versed in financial services regulation.  Mr. Montel has served as a director and officer (including President and CEO) of a bank holding company and a national bank.  Montel is an adjunct professor serving the Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, in the area of financial institution regulation.


Joseph J. Montel has been a shareholder in The Montel Law Firm, P.C., since 2002.  The Montel Law Firm generally limits its representation to matters relating to financial regulations and general corporate.  Mr. Montel was appointed by the governor to serve on the Indiana Business Law Survey Commission, and has continuously served the Commission since 2001.  He was appointed to the US Small Business Administration Regulatory Fairness Board, Region V, serving three full 3-year terms (2004-2013).


Mr. Montel received his Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University in 1990.  He obtained is juris doctorate from the Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis in 1993, and was a member of the Indiana International & Comparative Law Review.


James L. Evans

James L. Evans was president and CEO of the Evans Companies since June 2007. He has been a member of the board of directors of the central operating company since 2009.


Prior to his selection as president and CEO, Mr. James Evans established warehousing and logistics as a division of the Evans Companies, overseeing expansion to nearly 300,000 square feet of warehousing space. Mr. James Evans previously served as president of logistics (1998 – present, having merged into the CEO role), and as an agent of Great American Lines (1985 – 98).


Mr. James Evans has been involved in the transportation, logistics, and warehousing industry for more than 30 years, expanding the warehousing and logistics divisions into significant contributors to the overall growth and stability of the Evans Companies. He has held a Commercial Driver’s License for more than 20 years and is experienced in all aspects of truck operations, including Evans Companies’ qualification as an associate dealer and service center for International-Navistar.


Mr. James Evans received his associate degree from Lincoln Tech, Indianapolis, in 1983.

Tim Evans – President /CEO

300 Growth Parkway – Angola, IN 46703 – 260-209-0702  

CEO Tradition Transportation Group INC.

General Counciland Corporate Secretary – Tradition Transportation Group, Inc.

President and CEO - Tradition Leasing Systems, L.L.C.

President - Tradition Logistics Co LLC – Director of Sales  Tradition Transportation Group INC