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Life at Echo Global Logistics!
Life at Echo Global Logistics!
Published: 2014/12/22
Channel: Echo Logistics
The Echo Global Logistics Growth Story
The Echo Global Logistics Growth Story
Published: 2016/03/17
Channel: Echo Logistics
An introduction to Echo Global Logistics
An introduction to Echo Global Logistics
Published: 2016/02/09
Channel: Greek Ladders
Echo Global Logistics - Evolved Transportation Management
Echo Global Logistics - Evolved Transportation Management
Published: 2009/06/08
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Echo Global Logistics Holiday Party
Echo Global Logistics Holiday Party
Published: 2013/12/20
Channel: Echo Logistics
Brill Street Top 50 Echo Global Logistics
Brill Street Top 50 Echo Global Logistics
Published: 2009/11/17
Channel: BrillStreetCompany
Doug Waggoner, CEO of Echo Global Logistics
Doug Waggoner, CEO of Echo Global Logistics
Published: 2014/06/09
Channel: MeetAdvisors
Douglas Waggoner of Echo Global Logistics | Bootstrapping in America
Douglas Waggoner of Echo Global Logistics | Bootstrapping in America
Published: 2014/08/15
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10 Years at Echo Global Logistics
10 Years at Echo Global Logistics
Published: 2015/05/26
Channel: Echo Logistics
Echo Client Testimonial: 90 Seconds with Culligan and Echo Global Logistics
Echo Client Testimonial: 90 Seconds with Culligan and Echo Global Logistics
Published: 2016/02/01
Channel: Echo Logistics
HighGround Customer Story - Echo Global Logistics
HighGround Customer Story - Echo Global Logistics
Published: 2015/12/15
Channel: High Ground
Dash through Dallas (An Echo Global Logistics Office Tour)
Dash through Dallas (An Echo Global Logistics Office Tour)
Published: 2015/10/23
Channel: Echo Logistics
Cambi Crashes: Echo Global Logistics
Cambi Crashes: Echo Global Logistics
Published: 2017/10/30
Channel: Good Day Sacramento
The Early Days at Echo Global Logistics
The Early Days at Echo Global Logistics
Published: 2015/05/26
Channel: Echo Logistics
Echo Global an Opportunity in Trucking
Echo Global an Opportunity in Trucking
Published: 2017/10/06
Channel: Morningstar, Inc.
Echo Global Logistics
Echo Global Logistics
Published: 2017/02/12
Channel: Why Invest In
Echo Global Logistics vs Load Delivered
Echo Global Logistics vs Load Delivered
Published: 2014/10/06
Channel: Echo Logistics
Echo Global Logistics Softball
Echo Global Logistics Softball
Published: 2014/07/30
Channel: Echo Logistics
Echo Global Logistics Specialized Projects
Echo Global Logistics Specialized Projects
Published: 2014/10/14
Channel: Echo Logistics
Joining the Echo Global Logistics Team in the Beginning
Joining the Echo Global Logistics Team in the Beginning
Published: 2015/05/26
Channel: Echo Logistics
Logistics Industry’s Biggest Challenge? Aging Drivers
Logistics Industry’s Biggest Challenge? Aging Drivers
Published: 2016/05/12
Channel: BizCast HQ
Echo Global Logistics in the Community
Echo Global Logistics in the Community
Published: 2014/09/19
Channel: Echo Logistics
LTL Shipping Integration for Sage ERP Powered by Echo Global Logistics
LTL Shipping Integration for Sage ERP Powered by Echo Global Logistics
Published: 2015/04/17
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Echo Global Logistics
Echo Global Logistics
Published: 2016/11/25
Channel: Why Invest In
Echo Global Logistics Hackathon
Echo Global Logistics Hackathon
Published: 2015/07/20
Channel: Echo Logistics
Echo Global Logistics Q4 Timelapse
Echo Global Logistics Q4 Timelapse
Published: 2014/10/14
Channel: Echo Logistics
2015 Echo Global Logistics Holiday Party
2015 Echo Global Logistics Holiday Party
Published: 2016/01/26
Channel: Echo Logistics
JesusCares.com | Groundwire | Echo Global
JesusCares.com | Groundwire | Echo Global
Published: 2017/07/14
Channel: Echo Global
Echo Global Logistics Corporate Challenge
Echo Global Logistics Corporate Challenge
Published: 2015/05/21
Channel: Echo Logistics
Echo Experts: VP of Carrier Sales Jay Gustafson
Echo Experts: VP of Carrier Sales Jay Gustafson
Published: 2014/12/11
Channel: Echo Logistics
The Echo Global Logistics Team Thanks Truck Drivers Across America
The Echo Global Logistics Team Thanks Truck Drivers Across America
Published: 2016/09/16
Channel: Echo Logistics
Working at Echo - Campus Ambassadors
Working at Echo - Campus Ambassadors
Published: 2017/10/10
Channel: Echo Logistics
How to Pronounce Echo Global Logistics
How to Pronounce Echo Global Logistics
Published: 2017/05/11
Channel: Emma Saying
Echo Global Logistics in the Community: Proud Partner of Griffith Tutoring
Echo Global Logistics in the Community: Proud Partner of Griffith Tutoring
Published: 2015/12/09
Channel: Echo Logistics
Swagway tour of the Echo Global Logistics Dallas, Texas Office
Swagway tour of the Echo Global Logistics Dallas, Texas Office
Published: 2015/08/22
Channel: passthepickle
Cash Cube at Echo Global Logistics
Cash Cube at Echo Global Logistics
Published: 2014/07/23
Channel: Echo Logistics
Echo CEO Sees Upturn Ahead
Echo CEO Sees Upturn Ahead
Published: 2013/05/08
Channel: TheStreet
Run with Echo Global Logistics at the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge
Run with Echo Global Logistics at the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge
Published: 2015/06/16
Channel: Echo Logistics
Echo Global Logistics, Dallas Branch
Echo Global Logistics, Dallas Branch's Third Annual Pie Eating Competition
Published: 2015/03/13
Channel: Guy Byars
The 7th Annual Echo Global Logistics Food Drive – 2015
The 7th Annual Echo Global Logistics Food Drive – 2015
Published: 2015/11/25
Channel: Echo Logistics
Echo Chicago Mannequin Challenge
Echo Chicago Mannequin Challenge
Published: 2016/11/23
Channel: Echo Logistics
Vote for Echo Global Logistics as Your Top 3PL
Vote for Echo Global Logistics as Your Top 3PL
Published: 2016/06/27
Channel: Echo Logistics
Echo Global Logistics Partners with Griffith Tutoring to Mentor Students
Echo Global Logistics Partners with Griffith Tutoring to Mentor Students
Published: 2015/06/12
Channel: Echo Logistics
Global Logistics: An Introduction
Global Logistics: An Introduction
Published: 2015/01/06
Channel: Forsyth Tech
#WhyEchoWednesday: Reason No. 200 to Work at Echo
#WhyEchoWednesday: Reason No. 200 to Work at Echo
Published: 2017/01/24
Channel: Echo Logistics
#WhyEchoWednesday: Reason No. 119 to Work at Echo
#WhyEchoWednesday: Reason No. 119 to Work at Echo
Published: 2016/11/02
Channel: Echo Logistics
The R+L Global Logistics Culture
The R+L Global Logistics Culture
Published: 2015/07/14
Channel: R+L Global Logistics
echo global tony
echo global tony
Published: 2009/09/30
Channel: videos4canada
Global Logistics - taking your business anywhere
Global Logistics - taking your business anywhere
Published: 2013/04/10
Channel: nzpost
The Global Logistics Revolution
The Global Logistics Revolution
Published: 2013/09/03
Channel: U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General
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Echo Global Logistics
Public
Traded as NASDAQECHO
S&P 600 Component
Industry Third-Party Logistics (3PL)
Founded 2005
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois, USA
Key people

CEO: Douglas R. Waggoner

Co-Founders: Brad Keywell & Eric Lefkofsky
Revenue $1,716,152,159 USD (FY 2016)
Website www.echo.com

Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ECHO) is a provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services. It connects businesses that need to ship their products with carriers who transport goods, doing so using a proprietary, web-based technology platform that compiles and analyzes data from its network of transportation providers.[1][2]

History[edit]

Echo was established as a logistics division for InnerWorkings, a web-based printing company in Chicago, Illinois. In 2005 InnerWorkings founder Eric Lefkofsky and business partner Brad Keywell expanded the logistics division into a Delaware Limited Liability Company (LLC).[3]

In 2006 Douglas R. Waggoner became CEO of Echo, bringing with him extensive experience in the transportation industry. Waggoner had previously founded freight management software provider SelecTrans LLC, which he sold to Echo in 2006.[4][5] As CEO of Echo, Waggoner has led the development of proprietary technology and algorithms to create multimodal transportation management solutions.

When Echo completed its initial public offering on October 2, 2009, its common stock became listed on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker symbol “ECHO.”[6]

Expansion and acquisitions[edit]

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Echo has over 30 locations across the US.[7] The company organically expanded by opening sales offices in Troy, Michigan; Atlanta, Georgia; Dallas, Texas; and Nashville, Tennessee.[8][9]

Echo has also acquired 20 companies for their mode expertise, geographical presence, technology solutions, and cultural fit. The company’s first acquisitions of Transportation Management Group (TMG) and BestWay in 2007 in particular established a West Coast and Pacific Northwest presence for Echo.[10][11]

2010 brought five acquisitions. Freight Lanes International (FLI), DNA Freight, Lubenow Logistics, Resource Group Associates (RGA), and Distribution Specialists provided Echo with an expanded presence across the US and augmented its truckload, expedited, and LTL capabilities.[12]

Since 2010 Echo has acquired Nationwide Traffic Services, Trailer Transport Systems (TTS), Advantage Transport, Sharp Freight Systems, Purple Plum Logistics, OpenMile, One Stop Logistics, Comcar Logistics, and Xpress Solutions.[13][14][15][16] [17][18][19][20] Strengthening the nationwide presence of Echo, these acquisitions have also improved its technology solutions and mode capabilities, especially its skill in intermodal and temperature-controlled offerings.

Echo’s largest acquisition came in 2015 when it acquired Command Transportation for $420 million.[21] The company acquired Command for its large full-truckload network, geographic footprint, and technology assets. In 2016, Echo moved 500 Skokie, Illinois-based Command employees to its newly expanded Chicago headquarters.[22]

Services[edit]

The specific transportation management services Echo provides include truckload, partial truckload, less than truckload, intermodal, specialized services, international air and ocean, and small parcel.[23]

Truckload: Truckload shipments require a full trailer to move. Echo maintains a network of over 40,000 truckload contract carriers and private fleets to allow customers to ship using flatbed, dry-van, and temperature-controlled equipment.[24]

Partial truckload: Partial truckload shipments are high-volume LTL shipments that are too small for a full truckload but too large for LTL. Echo works with thousands of partial-truckload consolidators.[25]

Less than truckload (LTL): Less-than-truckload shipments consist of six pallets or fewer, weigh less than 7,500 pounds, and take up 12 feet or less of trailer space. Echo has pre-negotiated partnerships with national and regional LTL carriers.[26]

Intermodal: Echo has relationships with intermodal rail providers (including Union Pacific, CSX, Canadian National Railway, and BNSF Railway) that have a capacity of over 100,000 dry-van and temperature-controlled containers.[27]

Specialized services: More specialized transportation management services include expedited shipments, volume shipments that are more than five pallets or over 6,000 pounds, white glove/final mile deliveries, and residential deliveries.[28]

International air and ocean: Echo has access to a prequalified network of freight forwarders as well as tariff and customs information.[29]

Small parcel: Small parcel shipments are individual packages. Echo manages small parcel reporting, carrier selection and negotiation, freight bill pay and audit, and filing Guaranteed Service Recovery (GSR) claims.[30]

Echo also offers a Managed Transportation service that is specific to each client. Each solution includes a complete audit of the client’s transportation spend and process, a full savings analysis, and an account team that can manage one mode to a full transportation network.[31]

Other logistics services Echo offers include rate negotiation, routing compliance, shipment execution and tracking, freight bill audit, and payment and performance management. The company also employs a carrier qualification process based on established vetting procedures and a set of safety criteria that carriers must meet. Echo monitors its carrier database with integrated technology, which tracks changes in a carrier’s insurance, operating authority, or safety rating. It utilizes third-party resources standard in the logistics industry to complement carrier vetting procedures.

Technology[edit]

Echo uses proprietary technology to provide transparency into a customer’s logistics network and spend.[32]

Applications include:

  • EchoTrak™, a web portal that allows customers to view shipment details such as tracking and payment statuses
  • RateIQ™ 2.0, a rates tool that provides real-time pricing and transit time information from LTL carriers
  • EchoIQ™, a platform used by Echo employees to create dashboards that measure and display a customer's supply chain metrics
  • FastLane, a tool that lets carriers browse available loads, provide tracking updates, view performance reports, and upload load documents online[33]

Corporate social responsibility[edit]

The Echo Corporate Citizenship Committee is an employee-led organization that helps employees participate in volunteer opportunities.[34] Annual events include the Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon, where employees work to enhance a public school in the Chicago area; National Rebuilding Day, where employees make repairs to the home of an elderly person or disadvantaged family; an annual food drive; the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge 5K run; and the Giving Tree, where employees donate gifts to families in need during the holidays. Echo also partners with Griffith Tutoring in the fall and spring; employees welcome Chicago Public School students into the Echo office and tutor them in six hands-on sessions for the ACT.[35]

Echo is also a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership.[36] The Partnership stipulates that Echo provide alternative equipment and service options for over-the-road shipping that help reduce its customers’ carbon footprints.[37]

Awards[edit]

  • Inbound Logistics Reader’s Choice Top 10 3PL Providers (2011-2017), ranked #1 in 2017[38]
  • Inbound Logistics Top 100 3PL Providers (2007-2017)[39]
  • Transport Topics Top Freight Brokerage Firms (2011-2017)[40]
  • Transport Topics Top 50 Logistics Companies (2014-2017)[41]
  • Global Trade America’s Leading 3PLs (2013-2017)[42]
  • Food Logistics Top Green Providers (2015 & 2016)[43]
  • Food Logistics Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers (2015 & 2016)[44]
  • Inbound Logistics Green Supply Chain Partner (2017)[45]
  • Crain’s Chicago Business Fast Fifty: Chicago’s Fastest-Growing Companies (2011-2016)[46]
  • Built in Chicago’s Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago (2012-2016)[47]
  • Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For (2008, 2009, 2016, 2017)[48]
  • Forbes’ Best Small Companies in America (2013)[49]
  • Chicago Innovation Awards Top 100 Finalist (2013)[50]
  • Arizona Business Magazine’s Top 40 Most Admired Companies (2013)[51]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ ""Profile: Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (ECHO.OQ)," Reuters". 
  2. ^ ""About Echo Global Logistics"". 
  3. ^ ""SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION - Echo Global Logistics"". 
  4. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics, Inc. Acquires SelecTrans, LLC"". 
  5. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics Executive Team"". 
  6. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics Announces Pricing of Its Initial Public Offering"". 
  7. ^ "Locations - Echo.com". Echo.com. Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  8. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics Announces Opening of New Office in Atlanta, Georgia"". 
  9. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics Announces Opening of New Office in Dallas, Texas"". 
  10. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics, Inc. Acquires Mountain Logistics, Inc."". 
  11. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics, Inc. Acquires BestWay Solutions, LLC"". 
  12. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics FORM 10-Q"". 
  13. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics, Inc Acquires Trailer Transport Systems"". 
  14. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics, Inc. Acquires Advantage Transport"". 
  15. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics, Inc. Acquires Sharp Freight Systems, Inc."". 
  16. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics, Inc. Acquires Purple Plum Logistics, LLC"". 
  17. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics, Inc. Acquires Open Mile, Inc."". 
  18. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics, Inc. Acquires One Stop Logistics, Inc."". 
  19. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics Acquires Truckload Broker Comcar Logistics"". 
  20. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics, Inc. Acquires Xpress Solutions, Inc."". 
  21. ^ "Echo Global Logistics Completes Acquisition of Command Transportation". Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  22. ^ "Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Echo Global Logistics Unveil New 132K SF Expanded Office in Chicago". Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  23. ^ "Freight Brokerage - Echo.com". Echo.com. Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  24. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics Truckload"". 
  25. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics Partial truckload"". 
  26. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics LTL"". 
  27. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics Intermodal"". 
  28. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics Specialized"". 
  29. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics International air and ocean"". 
  30. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics Small Parcel"". 
  31. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics Managed Transportation"". 
  32. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics Technology"". 
  33. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics Fastlane"". 
  34. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics Life at Echo"". 
  35. ^ "Echo Logistics". YouTube. Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  36. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics' Joins EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership, Achieves Highest Possible Score"". 
  37. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics Intermodal"". 
  38. ^ ""Echo Global Logistics News"". 
  39. ^ ""Inbound Logistics Top 100 3PL Providers"". 
  40. ^ ""Transport Topics Top 25 Brokerage Firms"". 
  41. ^ ""Transport Topics Top 50 Logistics Companies"". 
  42. ^ ""Global Trade Top 10 3PL"". 
  43. ^ "2016 Top Green Providers List - Sustainable, Recycle, Reuse". Food Logistics. Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  44. ^ "Food Logistics’ 2016 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers". Food Logistics. Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  45. ^ ""Inbound Logistics 75 Green Supply Chain Partners"". 
  46. ^ "#Fast50: See the full list of #Chicago's fastest-growing companies.". Crain's Chicago Business. Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  47. ^ "The 2016 Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago". Built In Chicago. Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  48. ^ "Echo Global Logistics Named One of Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For(R)". Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  49. ^ ""Forbes’ Best Small Companies in America"". 
  50. ^ ""Chicago Innovation Awards Top 100 Finalist"". 
  51. ^ ""Arizona Business Magazine’s Top 40 Most Admired Companies"". 

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