Echo Global Acquires Shipper Direct Logistics
By Anuja Abraham
Echo Global Logistics, Inc., a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Shipper Direct Logistics, Inc., a truckload transportation brokerage located in Nashville, TN.
Effective immediately, Shipper Direct will begin doing business as Echo Global Logistics, Inc.
Shipper Direct is a non-asset based transportation service provider that specializes in truckload solutions for the Southeastern and South Central United States. With this acquisition, Echo expands its sales organization, and customer and carrier relationships, while further developing its geographic footprint in these important regions.
“The Shipper Direct organization possesses a track record of servicing mid-sized and larger shippers. The company will also contribute to our network of strong carrier relationships,” said Douglas R. Waggoner, Chief Executive Officer of Echo Global Logistics. Waggoner continued, “We believe the Shipper Direct team fits well with the Echo culture, while bringing experience and talent to help the combined companies grow.”
“Shipper Direct is excited to join the Echo team,” said Billy Suddarth, CEO. Added Angela Suddarth, President, “The technology, sales support and service offering that Echo offers will enable us to increase our market share and the level of service we deliver to clients.” Both Billy and Angela Suddarth will continue with Echo as Regional Vice Presidents. Echo has retained the entire Shipper Direct workforce in connection with this acquisition.