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”.