Preston, Md.-based Choptank Transport hired Paul Ayers as general manager of the Nashville, Tenn. office.

Ayers will be responsible for business development, carrier relations and recruiting, according to a news release.

Ayers has a degree in logistics and transportation management from the University of Tennessee. He previously worked for Swift Transportation for 12 years, and also with Conard Logistics in La Vergne, Tenn.

Ayers is a member of the American Trucking Association, Transportation Club of North America and the University of Tennessee Alumni Group, according to the release.

He lives in Murfreesboro, Tenn., with his wife and son.