John Tweed

With extensive experience as both an entrepreneur and an executive in the distribution and freight transportation industries, John Tweed is currently the Co-President and Chief Operating Officer of Covenant Logistics Group.

He and his leadership team at Covenant oversee enterprise-wide operations, sales, and safety functions, as well as the expansion of their contract logistics business and improvements in operating efficiency.

Tweed joined Covenant in July 2018 following the acquisition of Landair Holdings, Inc. and previously was the EVP and COO of Landair.  Tweed was named Landair’s CEO in 2000, 15 years after he joined the company and following positions as the company’s vice president of sales and as special-projects manager.  In 1996 he founded Warehouse Logistics, LLC, a contract distribution services company, jointly owned with Landair’s founder, Scott M. Niswonger.  Warehouse Logistics later merged with Landair, strengthening the company’s warehouse distribution operations and capabilities.

Tweed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from East Tennessee State University.  He’s an active committee and board member for several industry associations and community organizations.

    The Niswonger Foundation was established in 2001 to make a positive and sustainable difference in education in Northeast Tennessee. This dream was envisioned by Scott M. Niswonger, who founded Landair Transport, Inc. and Forward Air Corporation. These companies were the first two Greeneville-based companies to be taken public in the history of Greene County, Tennessee. Jointly, the companies have combined annual revenue of over one-billion-dollars and employ more than 5000 people.


    223 North Main Street
    P.O. Box 1508
    Greeneville, TN 37744


    (423) 820-8181


    (423) 588-5933