John joined Maverick after the acquisition of Schneider Specialized in 2006. At Maverick Specialized in Green Bay, WI he managed one of the largest corporate accounts, in addition to other responsibilities. He was promoted to Director of Operations for Maverick's flatbed fleet in May of 2008. Soon thereafter, he became Vice President of Operations, overseeing fleet management at Maverick.
Coppens graduated from St. John's University in 1993 with a B.A. Degree in Management and joined Schneider Specialized Carriers in 1995.