Johanson Transportation Services, Fresno, Calif., has created a carrier relations department.

Alicia Ruiz, who previously worked in accounting and sales for the company, will lead the department as carrier relations manager, according to a news release.

Ruiz will be responsible for maintaining carrier relationships, carrier compliance and updating carrier information, such as lanes traveled, locations, and services provided, according to the release.

With six U.S. offices, the company works with a network of truck, air, ocean and rail transportation.