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We Will Continue to Grow Together
A Letter from MyCarrier CEO, Michael Bookout
When Chris Scheid and I left GlobalTranz in 2016, we didn’t necessarily set out to revolutionize the LTL shipping industry. We simply believed that shippers should have direct access to their carriers, permitting them to enjoy a simpler, more efficient, and less expensive shipping process. Together, with a small team of like-minded individuals, we designed a frictionless platform that allows shippers and carriers to work together with efficiency and transparency.
5 years later, with $8 Million in Class A funding and a rapidly expanding company, we continue to champion a fair platform that positively impacts the daily lives of its users. We love hearing about improved workflows with extensive savings for our shippers and higher visibility with increased profitability for our carrier partners. Our goal has always been and will continue to be providing valuable, innovative shipping solutions.
To our carrier partners, I would like to whole-heartedly thank you for supporting us. The company is successful because you were innovative enough to lean into a new technology. The beauty of working with each carrier individually is that it allows us to gather their technology requirements to make the platform better to meet their needs. Every carrier has its own set of strengths, and our platform provides transparency in the market, allowing customers to choose what matters most to them individually. This win-win environment makes everyone better by keeping shippers' priorities front and center. We could not have grown without you.
Platform customers, your valuable feedback and support has truly made the company what it is today. Thank you for giving this new technology a chance. We have been able to continually improve our platform because of you.
Of course, the success of MyCarrier is largely due to the innovative, productive team that contributes to the realization of company goals each day. I’d like to thank each team member individually for pushing the company upward and onward with creativity, hard work, and dedication.
And finally, Thank you to Greycroft, Lerer Hippeau, and Andrew Leto for believing in MyCarrier. We're thrilled to accelerate the fulfilment of our vision with your backing.
Today, MyCarrier partners with more than 15 carriers, employs over 35 full-time employees in the U.S., and recently moved into a 20,000-square-foot facility. Before year’s end, we will have 70 new team members and be moving over 10,000 LTL shipments through the platform each day.
The growing demand in the carrier-direct marketplace, along with projections for a booming LTL market, creates the opportunity for sustained company growth. In fact, Chris and I predict that MyCarrier will become a billion-dollar company within 5 years, and possibly even sooner.
As MyCarrier continues its upward trajectory, we look forward to continued relationships with our valuable carrier partners, platform users, and investors. I truly believe that we have a bright future as we continue to work and grow together.
Thank you for allowing us to serve you.
MyCarrier CEO and Co-Founder