In a year of growth, opportunity, and innovation, Echo Global Logistics continues to move forward, exemplifying our core values, and one in particular: “Better is the Only Option.”

We've always said that our greatest asset is our employees. We strongly believe that being together in a shared workspace creates important opportunities for team-building, mentorship, training, and collaboration. It also helps us maintain our award-winning culture, a key component to our success. We continued operations using our hybrid model in 2022, ensuring each department offered flexibility so that every employee could maintain a healthy balance between work and home.

Echo also continued efforts to strengthen our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, from how we support and promote our Business Resources Groups, to hosting speakers, and encouraging inclusivity through engagement. DEI is a way of seeing and engaging with the world, and as such, we detail these efforts as part of our 2022 ESG report.

It was also a year of growth for Echo. In May 2022, we acquired Roadtex Transportation, an asset-light, less-than-truckload provider that specializes in temperature-controlled shipping and warehousing. We also acquired Fastmore Logistics in November, a company that provides solutions for freight forwarders. We're excited to include both companies as part of our team, allowing us to expand our nationwide footprint while continuing to provide timely deliveries, reliable customer service, and cutting-edge transportation solutions.

Additionally, we continued building on our sustainability initiatives. We're committed to helping our clients reduce their carbon footprints and fostered programs internally to reduce our energy consumption. We look toward the future in finding innovative ways to engage stakeholders on climate change as well as reducing and offsetting our internal carbon footprint.

Our company is guided by Echo's values, which encourage all of us to go farther, do better, work hard, and support one another, in the workplace, in our client and carrier partnerships, and in the global community. We hope you find this report insightful.

Doug Waggoner