The Collaborative Company Joins AGX Freight

The Collaborative Company Joins AGX Freight

 

 

For Immediate Release

Cedar Rapids brokerage with focus on time sensitive shipments selects AGX Freight for response time and accountability.

Jacksonville, FL: AGX Freight has expanded its brokerage network in the Midwest with the addition of The Collaborative Company, and principal owner Shawn Leonard. The Cedar Rapids firm specializes in expedited and time-sensitive shipments, and becomes the 21st agency to join the AGX network. The agreement between firms also signals the reunion between Leonard and AGX CEO, Mike Williams. The two industry veterans have a history of successfully working together that goes back more than 15 years.

“We welcome Shawn and The Collaborative Company to AGX with enthusiasm”, said Mike Williams, CEO of AGX Freight. Williams added, “it’s our goal to create unmatched value for our customers in handling their freight deliveries and Shawn exemplifies this through his relentless pursuit of customer satisfaction. His track-record as a problem-solver for shippers is impeccable and we’re grateful to have him on the AGX team.”

The Collaborative Company is the latest venture for Leonard, a 31-year veteran of the transportation & logistics industry. Leonard started at the age of 19 working for his grandparent’s trucking company based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He started his first business a decade later and has been solving problems for shippers and freight-forwarders ever since.

“Turn-around time is important to me because of the simple fact that all of my shipments are time-critical”, said Shawn Leonard, Agent Owner of The Collaborative Company. Leonard added, “that’s why I selected AGX Freight, anything I need, whether its customer related or setting up a carrier, the support is there to get me what I need in minutes, and that gives me the confidence to go out and do what I do on the front end for my customers”.

Agency profile:

Name: The Collaborative Company

Owner:  Shawn Leonard

Email: shawn.leonard@agxfreight.com

Phone: (319) 538-2471

Specialty:  Expedited, time-senstive

About AGX Freight LLC

AGX Freight is a transportation services platform company offering freight transportation and logistics solutions through a network of North American independent branch locations. With our promise of service excellence and professionalism, we provide or arrange freight transportation services, and other value-plus supply chain services, to manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Learn more at www.agxfreight.com.

Contact

Curtis Hazel | Director of Marketing & Communications

Curtis.hazel@agxfreight.com | 904-318-4071

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AGX 5th Anniversary – Letter From the CEO

AGX 5th Anniversary – Letter From the CEO

 

 

 

Mike Williams | CEO, AGX Freight

 

This year marks a special milestone for AGX Freight, the celebration of the 5th anniversary of our start. In June 2016, we launched AGX to make our mark in the vast asset-light domestic freight transportation market, incorporating a culture we have since defined as the “AGX Freight Life.” An upstart group of teammates and committed professionals have grown into a full-service transportation and logistics network today now capable of meeting the needs of virtually any enterprise seeking shipping services.

It Began With a Promise

We founded AGX Freight with a promise to build a company that would ensure every team member would be given the opportunity to succeed, maybe even achieve their greatest success. By keeping our word, AGX Freight is a high performing and trusted freight transportation and logistics trading partner to customers, carriers, and drivers. We made it our core mission to continuously deliver a superior customer experience through service excellence. Our promised vision remains unchanged. After 5 years, I can report that our American Dream for our Freight Life is alive and well!

The Right People, Aligned With Purpose

Make no mistake, it takes talented people to build a competitive company in the domestic freight transportation market. People make the difference. Over the years, I have had the honor and privilege of working with some of the most talented transportation and logistics professionals in the industry. What I admire and respect most about many of my past and present colleagues is our shared commitment to service excellence. An understanding that what matters most to our freight customers is an exceptional service experience throughout the lifecycle of each shipment and the relative excellence and consistency of our on-time, damage free, deliveries. The integrity of all phases of the customer experience can only be achieved when the entire team is aligned in purpose and committed to excellence. With a solid 5-year track record of results as proof, we have surpassed many of our initial performance targets through a collective effort, a dedicated work ethic, and by always doing what’s right for our stakeholders.

Looking Ahead

In the coming years, we will continue to invest in our core mission. While automation from advanced technology systems will continue to lead the headlines, we remain confident that building the best team, powered by the right technology systems, is the winning approach.

If recent history has taught us anything, it’s that the world is predictably unpredictable. Those organizations able to remain committed to a sound purpose and mission will be best positioned to persevere through any challenge, and use adversity to learn, solve, and grow stronger.

To wrap it up, it has been our adherence to the foundational principles of our Freight Life ethos: safety, integrity, loyalty and empowerment, that defined our first five years and will be the path forward as we continue to build the future of the AGX Freight Life together.

With many thanks and gratitude,

Mike Williams, AGX Freight – CEO

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TCJAX & AGX Freight Secured As Co-Sponsors For The 11th Annual Children’s Safe Passage Golf Tournament

TCJAX & AGX Freight Secured As Co-Sponsors For The 11th Annual Children’s Safe Passage Golf Tournament

 

 

Local charity event returns after one-year hiatus to raise money for child sexual abuse awareness and prevention.

 

Jacksonville, Florida: Children’s Safe Passage (CSP) Charity Golf Tournament leadership has announced that long-time corporate sponsor AGX Freight will be joined by the Transportation Club of Jacksonville (TCJAX) as co-host of the 11th annual event. Proceeds from this event will be allocated to the Somer Sunshine Scholarship at the Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF) to educate and protect children from all types of bullying, abuse and victimization. 

The Children’s Safe Passage (CSP) organization was formed in 2010 with the help of AGX President and CEO, Mike Williams, in response to the heartbreaking tragedy that took place in 2009 when 7-year-old Somer Thompson was abducted and murdered at the hands of a sexual predator. For the past decade, CSP has been actively seeking solutions to prevent violence and sexual exploitation against children in the Northeast Florida community. 

Diena Thompson, Somer’s mother, launched the Somer Sunshine Scholarship in 2019 with MBF to provide access to evidence-based prevention education programs for children and teens to protect them from bullying, digital dangers, abuse and exploitation. The 2021 CSP golf tournament serves as the largest funding resource for the Somer Sunshine Scholarship. Since the CSP tournament began in 2010, more than $250,000 has been raised for the mission of preventing child sexual abuse through awareness initiatives and training for adults. 

“The Thompson family made the ultimate sacrifice and they have given more than anyone should ever be asked to give to prevent child sexual abuse and violence against children,” Williams said of the family. “We stand with Diena and we encourage the community to support this event and the great work being done by the Monique Burr Foundation. We are grateful to be joined by our friends and colleagues from the Transportation Club of Jacksonville this year. It has always been our vision to see this cause adopted by the transportation and logistics industry in earnest and we’re seeing it happen in 2021.” 

Corporate sponsorships and participation opportunities are still available and can be accessed through the registration link and/or contact information below. 

Children’s Safe Passage 11th Annual Charity Golf Tournament 

WHEN: November 8, 2021 at 8:30 am 

WHERE: Queen’s Harbor Yacht & Country Club | Jacksonville, FL 

REGISTRATION LINK: https://tcjax.com/csp2021/

 

Contact for additional Information

Curtis Hazel | Director of Marketing & Communications

Curtis.hazel@agxfreight.com | 904-318-4071

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Texico Transport Joins AGX Freight

Texico Transport Joins AGX Freight

 

 

For Immediate Release

Highly respected Houston-based firm Texico Transport poised to expand under AGX Freight network of independent agents.

Jacksonville, FL: AGX Freight recently announced its expansion to the Houston, Texas port market with a new association with Texico Transport, and its principals, Pete and Maribel Ybarra. The Houston-based firm becomes the 20th agency to join the AGX network and the first in the Houston market. Texico Transport specializes in intermodal operations supporting the port of Houston, currently the 8th busiest port in the United States.

“We are excited to welcome Texico Transport to AGX Freight and look forward to supporting the Ybarra’s reputation for excellence and future growth potential in the Houston market”, said Jon Bramlett, Vice President of AGX Freight. Bramlett added, “this expansion was especially attractive to us based on our shared core values and the Ybarra’s track record”.

Texico Transport was founded 8 years ago and quickly found success. “We started our business with 3 drivers and by the end of the month, we were at 25 (drivers)”, said Maribel Ybarra, a principal at Texico Transport. Ybarra added, “we chose AGX because we want to be more competitive with other carriers in the Houston market and believe that with AGX Freight, we can accomplish that”.

 

Agency profile:

Name:             Texico Transport

Owners:          Pete & Maribel Ybarra

Address:          11720 Beaumont Hwy, Houston, TX 77049

Phone:            (281) 416-5071

Specialty:        Drayage, supporting Port of Houston

 

About AGX Freight LLC

AGX Freight is a transportation services platform company offering freight transportation and logistics solutions through a network of North American independent branch locations. With our promise of service excellence and professionalism, we provide or arrange freight transportation services, and other value-plus supply chain services, to manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Learn more at www.agxfreight.com.

 Contact

Curtis Hazel | Director of Marketing & Communications

Curtis.hazel@agxfreight.com | 904-318-4071

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AGX Freight Welcomes Curtis Hazel to Leadership Team

Former PLAYERS Championship Chairman and Jacksonville-area business executive hired to lead marketing for rapidly growing logistics company. 

Jacksonville, Florida: AGX Freight is proud to announce and welcome Curtis Hazel as the Company’s Director of Marketing & Communications. He is responsible for executing the firms’ marketing objectives in support of its growth goals. Hazel is the latest in several key leadership team additions for AGX Freight as the company expands its network to meet the increasing national demand for freight transportation and logistics services. 

Hazel brings over two decades of sales and marketing experience to AGX Freight, including recent positions with Citizens Education and the Jacksonville-based nonprofit, Operation New Hope. Hazel served as President of Hazel Partners LLC, a business consulting firm from 2011 to 2017, specializing in transportation & logistics. He was Tournament Chairman of The PLAYERS Championship in 2012, where he led more than 2,000 volunteers and helped raise over $6.5M for local charities. 

“Curtis possesses a unique combination of leadership talent, relevant experience, and creativity that will enhance our marketing effort at a pivotal time for us”, said Mike Williams, President of AGX Freight. Williams added, “market challenges and opportunities intersecting with our relentless effort to exceed customer expectations is fueling significant growth for AGX and our organization will benefit from his addition”.

About AGX Freight LLC

AGX Freight is a transportation services platform company offering freight transportation and logistics solutions through a network of North American independent branch locations. With our promise of service excellence and professionalism, we provide or arrange freight transportation services, and other value-plus supply chain services, to manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Learn more at www.agxfreight.com

 

Contact

Marketing & Communications Department

Marketing@AGXFreight.com | 904-518-6631

 

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AGX Freight sets $100 million gross revenue target for 2021, creates new leadership positions

AGX Freight sets $100 million gross revenue target for 2021, creates new leadership positions

 

AGX Freight, LLC., a North Florida-based provider of non-asset transportation and logistics services, predicts a strong freight market for 2021. “As the economy and pandemic conditions continue to improve, we expect to see an increasing demand for transportation services in the coming year. We have set $100 million as our target gross revenues in 2021,” said Mike Williams, President and Chief Operating Officer, AGX Freight. “To help us get there, we have added leadership talent to achieve our business goals in the coming year.”

Chris Reeves has joined the company as Chief Commercial Officer. In his new role, Reeves will lead the expansion of AGX Freight’s service offerings through a nationwide network of sales and operations professionals. He has more than 20 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry, holding management positions with Blue-Grace Logistics, US Xpress and, most recently, as Senior Director of Revenue Management at Forward Air. Reeves has helped build third-party logistics organizations, like AGX, in the areas of sales, pricing, and operations.

John Phipps has also joined the company as Vice President, Intermodal Operations. Phipps’ responsibilities include managing intermodal operations, capitalizing on relationships with railroads, shippers, and intermodal marketing companies (IMCs). He brings more than 30 years of experience in the intermodal truck segment, most recently serving as head of sales and marketing for intermodal operations at Sunteck/TTS. Before that, Phipps held senior management positions with Blue Dolphin Express, All Points Transportation and Savannah Intermodal. Phipps is a retired United States Marine, and we thank him for his service.

“We’re excited to have both Chris and John join our organization as their collective experience and talents will help put AGX in a prime position to capitalize on growing freight demand as we scale the size and scope of our network,” added Williams. We’re now well-poised for the opportunities that will lie ahead in 2021.”

Both Reeves and Phipps will be based out of AGX Freight’s corporate office in Jacksonville, Fla.

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