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.
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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.
Since our first charity golf tournament in 2010 through our 10th annual tournament coming up on October 28th, we have been blessed to have the support of so many great companies and the players they allow to come out and enjoy a round of golf on a Monday morning! The generosity of support for this year’s tournament will push us over $238,000 in our 10-year history. Simply amazing!
These funds have been put to use providing training resources for adults and children designed to prevent child abuse and sexual exploitation. In April 2019, the Somer Sunshine Foundation, the Monique Burr Foundation, and Children’s Safe Passage, Inc. established a scholarship program to bring prevention training to any qualifying youth service or community organization in Northeast Florida. All proceeds from this year’s golf event will fund the scholarship program.
Thank you to all of these great companies and players for your support!!
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Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) releases its 2018 Visibility Report, which draws from more than 20 sources. That includes five of the nation’s largest 3PLs, mid-sized brokers, and the logistics units of several top motor carriers.
3PLs are investing heavily in technology to deliver the freight visibility and business intelligence increasingly required by shippers.
That conclusion is one of many in the recently released 2018 Freight Visibility Report from the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the organization representing the $185.7 billion third-party logistics industry.
“Visibility is at the forefront of what third-party logistics companies do,” said TIA President and CEO Robert Voltmann. “Among the key points in this report is that 3PLs continue to focus their technology on customer’s visibility needs and that amid an explosion of available data they are capturing the opportunity to deliver business intelligence.”
Advances in visibility technology have created a wide range of perceptions and expectations among shippers, including some that are inaccurate, Voltmann also noted.
“However, 3PLs are making a commitment to provide substantial financial resources to support shipper demand for more sophisticated visibility that enables real-time decisions,” he said.
The 2018 Freight Visibility Report from TIA draws from more than 20 sources. This includes five of the nation’s largest 3PLs, mid-sized brokers, and the logistics units of several top motor carriers.
The report consists of an overview of freight visibility. Including its technological evolution and the complexities attached to perceptions of 3PL visibility activities. It also illustrates how 3PLs are building visibility systems and how they are being refined as data options are growing.
It addresses how the latest developments in logistics, the surging freight market, and the ELD mandate are affecting freight visibility.
Key conclusions of the TIA report include:
- The array of delivery options that allow 3PLs to customize the data they provide to shippers has expanded and includes everything from complex strategies to proven methods such as electronic data interchange (EDI).
- As visibility needs accelerate the forces of growing demand, capacity strains from the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, and others have introduced new variables into freight markets.
- The future challenge will be to find optimal and flexible methods to sustain the substantial advances already made by logistics companies in providing visibility to their customers.
“Increased freight visibility is creating significant value in today’s turbulent business landscape, and 3PLs are answering that need,” Voltmann stated. “Automation, digitization and collection capabilities have brought 3PLs closer than ever to their customer’s information, and the ways they leverage that proximity will determine what visibility means for years to come. Good technology underlies the delivery of relevant information, which in turn informs effective management.”
AGX Logistics TMS system provides direct customer visibility, carrier integration, and interaction.
We also provide a full slate of agent tools integrated seamlessly.
We are constantly improving the capabilities to save time, speed up order entry, carrier vetting, and onboarding. All of this with the goal of minimizing keystrokes and reasons for leaving the platform to gain valuable data.