Dave Menzel

Dave Menzel, President & COO

David B. Menzel has served as Chief Operating Officer since October 2013. He joined the company as Chief Financial Officer in April 2008.

From May 2005 to March 2008, Mr. Menzel was the Chief Financial and Operating Officer of G2 SwitchWorks Corp., a travel technology company. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Menzel served as a managing director of Parson Consulting, a management consulting firm. Mr. Menzel served as the Chief Executive Officer of YesMail, Inc. from 2000 to 2003, and as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1999 to 2000. Mr. Menzel was also the Chief Financial Officer of Campbell Software from 1994 to 1999, and worked in the Audit and Financial Consulting Practice of Arthur Andersen LLP from 1985 to 1994.

Mr. Menzel holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and a Masters of Accountancy from Florida State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Echo Global Logistics Partners with Purely Elizabeth to Deliver Over 28,000 Granola Bars to Aid in COVID-19 Relief

Purely Elizabeth

Despite the hardships stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak, it has been inspiring to witness communities come together to help one another. Echo’s client Purely Elizabeth, an all-natural and organic food company, is a great example of generosity during this time.

Due to the impact COVID-19 has… Read more

Echo Global Logistics Launches Initiative to Recognize the Hard Work and Dedication of Truck Drivers During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Thank you truck drivers - subway campaign

As the effects of COVID-19 continue to impact all of us throughout the country, we at Echo sincerely appreciate the hard work and dedication of truck drivers during this challenging time. Their courage and commitment allow all of us to get the items we need, whether we are families purchasing food and household necessities, business owners working to keep operations running,… Read more

Echo Global Logistics Supports GoGo squeeZ COVID-19 Relief Efforts by Delivering More Than 15,500 Healthy Snacks to Hospitals in Chicagoland

GoGo squeeZ

As the nation continues to feel the impact of COVID-19, more and more companies are taking the initiative to support those who need it during this difficult time.

An example of this is one of our Echo clients, GoGo squeeZ, a leading brand in healthy and portable snacks. Since the onset of… Read more

Echo Global Logistics Partners with Blinking Owl Distillery to Deliver Their New Hand Sanitizer Product to Those Most Vulnerable to COVID-19

Blinking Owl Distillery

The coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have an immense impact on our communities and across the country. During these unprecedented times, companies have risen to the occasion to help those in need.  

This is the case with Echo’s client, Blinking Owl Distillery, the first craft distillery… Read more

Echo Global Logistics Supports EverBlock Systems by Transporting Modular Building System for 2,000 Bed Pop-up COVID-19 Hospital Facility at New Orleans Convention Center

EverBlock pop up hospital New Orleans Echo

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to progress, businesses are stepping up to make a big impact for those being affected the most.

One such company is Echo’s client, EverBlock Systems, a leading manufacturer and provider of modular building systems. EverBlock is working with the governor of Louisiana and his response team to provide thousands of… Read more

Echo Remains Ready to Help You Throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation

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At Echo Global Logistics, coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be top of mind as we monitor developments and the impact on our clients, carriers, and employees. We would like to assure you that Echo remains fully operational, continuing to service all modes of transportation while abiding by government and health regulations. We remain committed to helping our clients and… Read more

What Echo is Doing to Prepare for Coronavirus

Coronavirus Preparedness

In light of the current outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), we would like to provide some insight as to the impact we are seeing, as well as an overview of the precautions we are taking to ensure our ability to provide the highest levels of service as we prepare to limit our employees’ potential exposure.

At this point in time, we have not seen any… Read more

The Decade of Digitization Is upon Us!

Digital Freight Revolution

Did we just quietly close out one of the most volatile decades in the history of freight? We had a couple years marked by really tight capacity, most notably 2018. That was quickly followed by a year of excess capacity, declining rates, and a lot less spot volume. So we have to wonder, what will the next decade bring? Maybe the Digital Freight Revolution will become much more of a… Read more

Factors That Affect Truckload Shipping Rates

Trucks on the Road

Predicting truckload shipping rates is a tricky business. Over the past several years, rates have fluctuated by over 50%! Factors that drive such wild swings are numerous, but they can be nailed down to a couple fundamental issues: changes in supply and demand and fuel prices.

Let’s start with the obvious. Fuel prices impact truckload rates. As an example, diesel prices that are $3.30… Read more