Pioneering technology drives added expansions in Dallas, Jacksonville and Fresno

As the nation’s supply chain challenges continue, one Georgia company is quietly expanding its footprint to help calm the supply chain chaos. CargoBarn, a proven logistics innovator in freight brokerage, recently tripled its Atlanta footprint as the company sprints to 1,000 employees across multiple offices nationwide.

“Customers need worry-free freight solutions, especially right now,” said Cameron Baird, CargoBarn’s founder and chief executive officer. “We create shipping solutions you don’t have to think about, giving every shipper a positive experience.”

CargoBarn was founded in 2008 with a small infusion of capital from Baird’s savings account and a focus on relationships. Its new Atlanta office spans an entire floor of a high-rise – more than 24,000 s.f. – and will accommodate 200 employees at full capacity. CargoBarn’s offices in Dallas, Jacksonville and Fresno also are expanding.

The company’s explosive growth began in 2018, when Baird moved the company from Fresno to Atlanta and began building out its proprietary technology platform. “We wanted to be in a city known for its talent, technology and logistics,” Baird said, “and Atlanta is the best place in the country for combining all three. Thanks to UPS, Roadie and other Atlanta companies, the logistics talent here is unlike anywhere else in the U.S.”

CargoBarn specializes in full truckload, refrigerated, drayage, expedited and intermodal shipping. “With the challenges at the nation’s ports, drayage has become an important part of our service offerings,” Baird said. In 2021, CargoBarn’s annual revenue grew by more than 70 percent. The company is on pace for similar growth in 2022.

Pioneering Technology

CargoBarn’s proprietary technology, using machine learning, pricing algorithms and other advanced tools, creates a competitive advantage for its shipping customers and carriers. The CargoBarn Customer Portal allows shippers to get real-time pricing for their loads, set up shipments and even track cargo from start to finish.

New AI technologies being developed by CargoBarn will expand the Customer Portal to provide enhanced pricing, visibility and tracking for customers, efficient load delivery for carriers, and frictionless sourcing for employees. “The new technology under development will continue changing the way people ship products. We are revolutionizing the third-party logistics (3PL) industry again.” This pioneering technology also will help CargoBarn deliver more loads, source more reliable and cost-competitive carriers, and improve visibility for its customers and employees, Baird said.

Growth in Georgia, Florida, Texas, California

“With CargoBarn’s growth scaling upwards, our hiring team is focused on finding elite candidates to help continue our success,” said Jessica Peres, CargoBarn’s VP-People Operations. “We have advanced technology, a fun, learning culture, and an incredible benefits package that includes paid training, paid parental leave, sales incentives, monthly team-building outings and more. We’re attracting the best talent in the best logistics markets in the country.”

The company has grown steadily by using a “single-point-of-contact” for each customer, adding a human touch to its tech-enabled approach.

“At the end of the day, if we keep our focus on building long term strategic relationships with our customers rather operating on a transactional basis, CargoBarn will continue to provide best in class service to our customers, while we stay on track for explosive growth.”