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IndustryLogistic Services
Number of locations
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Key people
Matt Druten (President)
ProductsTransportation Brokerage Services
ParentC.H. Robinson Company, Inc.[1]

Freightquote, a C.H. Robinson company,[2] is an online transportation broker of freight services throughout North America, based in Kansas City, MO. Their business provides comparisons of shipping rates for national and regional freight carriers.[3]


Headquarters building in Kansas City, MO.

Freightquote developed a patented-technology platform to enable shippers to find competitive rates that can be compared[4] 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.[3][5]


Tim Barton founded Freightquote in August 1998.[3][6]

In December 2006, Great Hill Partners signed a deal to acquire a minority interest in the company.[7] Chris Kolquist is the current president of Freightquote.[8]

C.H. Robinson acquisition[edit]

In early 2015, Freightquote was acquired by C.H. Robinson, a third-party logistics firm based in Eden Prairie, MN, specializing in logistics and supply chain services, including freight transportation. The acquisition connects C.H. Robinson’s global supply chain services with the strong e-commerce presence and customer base of Freightquote.[9][10][11]


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  2. ^ "Freightquote, C.H. Robinson deal weds tech savvy with scale - Kansas City Business Journal". Kansas City Business Journal. Retrieved 2015-06-11.
  3. ^ a b c "About Freightquote: U.S. Freight Shipping Company". Freightquote. Retrieved 2014-08-16.
  4. ^ Ebay Business at Your Fingertips - Kevin Boyd. p. 113.
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  6. ^ " Inc. - 2014/01/14 - Gale Company Profiles". 2014-01-14. Retrieved 2014-08-16.
  7. ^ "Great Hill Takes Stake in FreightQuote". The New York Times. December 14, 2006. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Three years later, C.H. Robinson exec says Freightquote deal is paying off". Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  9. ^ "Freightquote acquisition pleases analysts, markets - Kansas City Business Journal". Retrieved 2015-06-16.
  10. ^ "Freightquote, C.H. Robinson deal weds tech savvy with scale - Kansas City Business Journal". Kansas City Business Journal. Retrieved 2015-06-16.
  11. ^ "Robinson buys for $365 million in cash; takes big step into LTL – DC Velocity". Retrieved 2015-06-16.

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