Meet Our Team

Chris McCuneChris McCune

Chris McCune graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Business Communications from The School of Journalism in 1994. Immediately following he took a job with a pharmaceutical research company as their Recruitment Manager. Chris joined the C.L. Nationwide team in 1995 and has been with us for over 11 years handling dispatch, accounts receivable and billing.

The McCune family consists of Chris, his wife Wendy and their four year old daughter Molly. In addition to the immediate family members, Chris is a lover of all animals and has a small zoo at his house, which includes their black lab Marley, two lizards, two frogs, three turtles, one salt water fish tank, one fresh water fish tank and the latest addition; a bird Molly named Princess Fiona.

Though family, work and multiple animals take up the majority of his time, Chris still manages to participate in any of the following of his favorite teams’ events: Royals, Chiefs, Kansas Jayhawks and even the K-State Wildcats! In addition to his love for “the games” you’ll be sure to find Chris attending 98.9 The Rock’s annual Rockfest or at any Motley Crue concert that comes within 500 miles of Kansas City!


Linda LoweLinda Lowe

Linda Lowe began her career in the transportation industry fresh out of high school in 1976 with a company called Mid American Lines. She started in the Accounts Receivable department and later applied for the Special Commodity Division. Her job consisted of Trip Lease Settlements (billing and paying) for the independent drivers contracted by the company. She worked for Mid American Lines until 1988.

Linda then took a break from the industry and started her own day care facility out of her home. On average she watched 10 kids ranging from new born to 3rd grade. This allowed her to stay at home and raise her daughter Andrea.

In 1993 Linda began in dispatch at C. L. Nationwide, Inc. Later, she moved into our Accounts Payable department. Being a small businessperson, she takes care of many company needs: dispatch, carrier insurance and carrier payments.

Linda’s daughter will be a junior at K-State—“Go Wildcats.” She’s also a HUGE animal lover. Currently she has three cats and two dogs (which she calls “the girls”). In addition, she enjoys knitting & rubber stamping.


Tom LairdTom Laird

Tom Laird grew up in Wichita, KS and was raised in an LTL trucking family. After graduating from Wichita State University he was transferred to their branch office in Kansas City. He worked in sales and covered over half of Kansas City. He also worked as a road dispatcher as well as dock foreman. Following deregulation, he worked in sales for a truckload and part load van broker. He eventually opened his own brokerage and grew to have a staff of six. During this time he earned his CTB from the Transportation Brokers Conference of America. After eight years he closed his office and was contracted by a van broker for sales. Bill Lyman (a former business associate) referred Tom to C.L. Nationwide, Inc. to pursue flatbed brokerage. He has been a sales agent for us for more than 13 years. He works to promote and market the services of C. L. Nationwide, Inc. to customers in all 48 states, Canada and Mexico. Laird says, “C.L. Nationwide, Inc. is a special place to work because its people are special. They’re proud professionals. I’m happy to consider myself part of the team.” In total, Tom has been in the transportation business for almost 34 years and is an asset to our company.


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