FreightCenter has announced the promotion of Doug Walls to his new position as chief operating officer. He will lead FreightCenter’s efforts to expand its products and services, which includes the development of freight management software for third-party logistics providers (3PLs). Walls will continue to report to FreightCenter’s Chief Executive Officer and President Matthew Brosious. He has been managing the company’s infrastructure and technology development for the past eight years.

“This promotion reflects our commitment to excellence. We have built a high-performance team that requires recruitment and retention strategies that recognize individuals for their leadership. Doug exemplifies our integrity and high standards for meeting our mission to serve customers and carriers. He is a passionate team player who consistently develops new cost and time-saving programs that exceed expectations while strategically growing our business,” said Brosious.

During an employee briefing Walls stated, “I’m looking forward to driving new business growth by building upon existing relationships and expanding FreightCenter’s reach with new partners throughout the nation. The past eight years at FreightCenter has provided me with the experience and support required to be successful in this new position. I’m ready to direct our efforts and mindset toward becoming the nation’s leading online freight shipping provider.”

Defining the focus, budgets and markets for FreightCenter’s technology products and services will be Walls’ main order of business. With complete oversight on the development of new software, Walls will steer the growth and success of Cirrus TMS, a web-based transportation management system. The purpose of this software is to simplify the way 3PLs manage the rating, booking, billing and scheduling of less than truckload (LTL) freight shipments.

Walls, whose new role and focus will complement the services FreightCenter already provides to its customers, will oversee managers of FreightCenter’s existing marketing and software divisions.