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Industry Logistic Services
Founded 1998
Key people
Tim Barton (Founder and Chairman), Tyler Ellison (CEO), Byron Clymer (CIO), Matt Druten (CFO)
Products Freight Forwarding Services
Revenue location = Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Subsidiaries Rockwell Transportation

Freightquote is a privately owned online transportation broker of freight services throughout North America based in Kansas City, MO. Their business provides comparisons of shipping rates for hundreds of national and regional freight carriers.


Freightquote developed a patented-technology platform to enable shippers to find competitive rates that can be compared[1] for their freight shipments, similar to that which travel websites provide. Performed online, customers input freight shipment information online, review carrier options, choose a carrier, book shipments and pay for services. The company extends this platform through API connections. E-commerce websites integrate the company's technology to provide their customers with freight cost estimating and booking capabilities. Partners include Magento, zen cart and OS Commerce.


Tim Barton and Jason Carlson founded Freightquote in August 1998.[2][3] The first nine months were spent developing the company's technology and carrier partnerships. The website launched in May 1999.

Freightquote made its first significant acquisition in December 2005 with the purchase of Twin Modal, a truckload and intermodal transportation intermediary based in Minneapolis, MN. In December 2006, Great Hill Partners signed a deal to acquire a minority interest in the company.[4] In January 2007, the company made its second major acquisition with the purchase of Rockwell Transportation. Based in the Perkasie, Pennsylvania, Rockwell provided traditional personalized freight transportation management services, similar to those of Twin Modal.

Freightquote was acquired by C.H. Robinson, a Fortune 300 third-party logistics company, in 2015.[5]



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