Velocity Transport is so excited to celebrate its third anniversary of business! In what has been a challenging year for our industry, our country, and our world, we take pride in what we’ve been able to accomplish together.
To commemorate this occasion, our Vice President of Operations, John Lower, has shared his thoughts on what this anniversary means to him.
As our third year of operations comes to a close, I find myself pausing to reflect on all that we have accomplished and everything we have in front of us. Despite the growth in many facets of our business, I am, above all, most proud of the development we have seen in our people.
We work hard to teach sales & operations skills to individuals from diverse backgrounds seeking an opportunity to make a difference. Seeing them achieve individual success and reach milestones in their own lives has been rewarding in ways I cannot describe.
From top to bottom, we have invested in experienced talent to lead the organization and I am proud of the servant leadership I see each & every day as we work to remove barriers, set aside ego, and work as a team to achieve a common goal. In three short years, starting with no seed freight, we have grown to be one of the top 300 freight brokerage businesses in an industry crowded with thousands of competitors.
We maintain our focus on time-sensitive, temperature-controlled freight but have expanded in all modes, including less-than-truckload, intermodal, and our fast-growing flatbed service offering. We’ve also been able to increase our cross-border business by over 200%.
I am grateful to our customers, large and small, across a myriad of industry segments for joining us on this journey. They’ve all placed their trust in Velocity, knowing we’ll always provide the right capacity in the right place, and at the right time and cost. All of this growth has been against the backdrop of two of the most challenging years I’ve seen in the freight industry during my career, which only makes me more confident in the future.
We are positioned well to continue growing and serving our customers and carriers in the coming years, and I sincerely cannot wait to see what we can continue to accomplish when we all work hard, work together, and work to set a new standard for freight brokerage.