Echo Global Logistics Acquires Advantage Transport

Echo Global Logistics has acquired substantially all of the assets of Advantage Transport, a truckload transportation brokerage firm based in Phoenix.

Echo has retained the entire Advantage Transport workforce in connection with this acquisition.

Advantage Transport’s owners, Joe Larson and Matt Steckner, have over thirty years of combined industry experience. Advantage Transport is composed of transportation professionals specializing in TL shipping, carrier relations and servicing customers ranging from small shippers to large Fortune 500 companies. Effective immediately, Advantage Transport will begin doing business as Echo Global Logistics, Inc.

In calendar year 2010, Advantage Transport generated approximately $26 million in gross revenue and is expected to be immediately accretive to Echo’s earnings.

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