Apex Xpress | Key Personnel
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Key Personnel

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President – Robert M. Cerchione

Over the past 37 years, Robert has worked his way from sweeping the floors at Apex Trucking to become the Senior Vice President of its retail division. Learning every aspect of the industry along the way, he started Xpedited Services with his cousin Michael, catering to the small package with same day/overnight customer. Soon after, he extended his experience and entrepreneurship to Apex Xpress and then started Pexa Logistics in 2014 – the perfect complement to both Xpedited and Xpress.


Executive VP – Michael Cerchione

With more than 25 years in the freight business, Michael is the third generation Cerchione to make his mark in the Trucking/Warehousing Industry. From driving and dispatching trucks to working his way up to Executive Management, Michael has helped develop the new and innovative processes that consistently keep the company’s clients satisfied. In 2005 he started Xpedited Services with cousin Robert. In 2014 he started Pexa Logistics to bring his experience and expertise to shippers and 3PLs.


VP of Operations – Phil Rueck

With over 39 years experience in the trucking business. Phil started at Schuster Express, NYC where he was the outbound supervisor until 1982. He then worked for  St. Johnbury as Operation Manager until 1983. He spent the next year with Bee way Transportation Jersey City, NJ as Terminal Manager, then moved onto Preston Trucking as Chief Operations Manager in Maspeth NY. In 1984 he joined NEMF as Terminal Manager in Farmingdale, NY. In 1986 he came to work for Apex Xpress as a dispatcher and became Terminal manager then on to V.P. Operations.