FreightCenter Awarded for Private Sector Growth


FreightCenter, an online freight shipping service and software provider headquartered in the Tampa Bay area, has been recognized for a third consecutive year for its rapid local growth and economic development. The Tampa Bay Business Journal ranked FreightCenter at No. 17 out of the 50 companies that made the list, as well as No. 8 out of 10 companies with the highest revenue growth. Today, all 50 companies were presented their rankings during an awards luncheon held at the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa.

The company’s success in online freight rating and booking system development has steered its 135-percent revenue growth over the past three years. James and Matthew Brosious, the father and son co-founders of FreightCenter, attribute their sustainable business model and total revenue growth to the company’s ability to quickly bring new freight solutions to market.

“We’ve defined our customers’ needs and over time have built systems and put partnerships in place that not only simplify the process of arranging freight shipments, but also improve their bottom line and efficiency,” said Chief Executive Officer Matthew Brosious.

FreightCenter has fine-tuned three key pieces of rating and booking technology that provide low-cost solutions to a wide variety of shippers who need a way to manage less-than-truckload, truckload or multimodal freight shipping. A perfect option for online auction sellers, the shipping calculator lets buyers calculate the cost of shipping freight items from a seller’s location to their home or office. The freight rating API allows for more complex rating within websites and online shopping carts so rates can instantly appear during the checkout process. The transportation management system or TMS is a private-label version of the proprietary software that manages less-than-truckload rating and booking for freight brokers, freight forwarders and small asset-based trucking companies.

“To keep our competitive edge, we’ve been designing and testing Web-based freight tools and products that will have a major impact on the future of the industry. With freight capacity being a common denominator to finding reliable service, FreightCenter products make it easy to get a rate, book it instantly and have a truck show up to your dock or door the next day,” said Doug Walls, chief information officer for FreightCenter.

The Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2012 Fast 50 List is sponsored by Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP, CBIZ Kirkland Russ Murphy & Tapp, Sandler Training, the Tampa Bay Lightning and TD Bank. The Tampa Bay Business Journal’s July 20 issue and annually published Book of Lists will feature a special section that will include the Fast 50 company rankings.