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Manhattan has partnered with FreightRover to give shippers the ability to find capacity matches for their specific freight needs. Manhattan TMS users can now utilize FreightRover’s Freight xChange service to efficiently locate and contract dependable, cost-effective alternative carriers, reduce turn-down rates, and expedite payment services.
“Finding capacity is becoming increasingly difficult, forcing shippers to look beyond their core carriers to meet their freight needs,” said Gregg Lanyard, Director of Product Management for Manhattan Associates. “Manhattan is pleased to partner with FreightRover to solve the biggest problem bottleneck facing today’s supply chain. By leveraging today’s shared economy, our TMS customers can quickly and easily find new carriers without compromising their standards for safety, security and service.”
Manhattan TMS users now have access to:
Transparent load details and pricing
The ability to offer your loads to your preferred carriers, or the open market
As we ring in 2018 with new business developments and way too many delicious Christmas cookies, we can’t help but reflect on 2017. What a year it’s been. We have welcomed new faces, built out our services, and even moved into our permanent home, the FreightRover Office (yes, our marketing team did make a parody of “The Office” intro for fun).
We have fulfilled our goals for the year as a company, and are ready to achieve a whole new set of goals in 2018. Here is a look back at everything we accomplished – from company victories, to life-changing personal events.
2017 was a big year for FreightRover as a company. In January, we first announced that the platform went live to the public. The response was incredible. Our announcement was picked up by transportation juggernauts such as Transport Topics and Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ). In June, we moved downtown and began construction on our new office. It was a special time for FreightRover – we found ourselves crammed into a single room on the 8th floor of our building, while the second floor was renovated and prepped for our company. While we are all thankful to be in our new office, the 8th floor provided a space for us to come closer as coworkers, and ultimately shaped our “open desk” layout on the second floor.
We signed on initial clients, focusing first on small logistics and trucking companies. By the end of 2017, we began signing on some of the best and biggest in the industry. We partnered with 16 leading integrations in transportation, thus expanding our reach and ease-of-use for our clients. We continued to develop the freight exchange while simultaneously building PayEngine, which has provided our clients with quick payments as they move freight around the world. And after it was all said and done, we filed into the back room of our favorite bar for our first annual FreightRover holiday party.
As our business model expanded, we knew we had to bring in the best of the best to lead our teams. In March, we welcomed Doug Waterfield as our Lead Software Architect, and he has provided unmatched vision and drive in building our platform into what it is today. In July, CCJ’s “Innovator of the Year” Lauren Howard joined our team as the Vice President of Client Success. Lauren has provided unique insight into the needs of our clients, and ensures that each client receives a personalized experience. In December, we brought on Dave Halsema, former Vice President of MacroPoint, to head our team as Vice President and form important connections with ELD providers. We are so thankful for the guidance our leadership continues to provide, and would not be where we are today without each and every one of them.
At FreightRover, a large part of our company culture is the understanding that our personal lives and successes are of utmost importance. 2017 was as big of a year for our team members as it was for our company. We’ve welcomed babies into the FreightRover family, celebrated weddings, experienced proposals, and moved into first homes.
In July, our Software Engineer Andrew Rittenhouse had his second baby, Apollo. And then in August, Software Engineer Chad Sears welcomed little Lincoln. It was quite the year for our development team!
Michael Pecchia, our Vice President of Finances, slipped off to Colorado in August to marry the love of his life, Cassie. Our Client Success Manager, Lauren Drzewiecki, said “yes” to her boyfriend, Mack. After months of hunting, they closed on their first house. Our Project Manager, Patrick O’Driscoll, proposed to his girlfriend, Reva, and they closed on their first house in November. Our co-workers’ happiness has brought joy and livelihood to our entire team.
We can hardly wait for the innovation and expansion that 2018 will hold. We look forward to our first tradeshow appearances, new app functionality in the works, and watching our team dynamic change as it continues to grow. So, here’s to 2017 – it was a year unlike any other. Bring it on, 2018!