Jay Gustafson, Senior Vice President of Marketplace Solutions

Jay Gustafson has been with Echo Global Logistics since March 2013 and has served as Senior Vice President of Marketplace Solutions since June 2019. In this position, Jay leads Echo's digital marketplace and product strategy. He works closely with Echo's carrier and shipper partners, along with Echo team members, to identify areas of opportunity that focus on improved efficiency, increased service, and strengthened partnerships. In addition to Jay's main areas of focus, he brings a deep level of operational knowledge of North American 3PLs. Jay’s professional experience includes 15 years of senior leadership, serving most recently as Senior Vice President of Carrier Operations at Echo from 2013 to 2019. Prior to his time at Echo, Jay served as Director of Operations at OpenMile, which was acquired by Echo in March 2013. A leader with a unique set of skills, experience, and perspective, Jay participates in numerous industry conferences focused on brokerage service and technology. Jay holds a B.S. from Bradley University.

4 Ways Shippers Can Benefit from a Drop Trailer Program

Drop Trailer

Recently the term “Shipper of Choice” has been used more frequently within the transportation community. While there are multiple strategies a shipper can deploy to attract carrier partners, one of the most impactful is having an efficient loading and unloading operation.

Drop trailer programs are an effective way to achieve… Read more

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Partial Truckload

If you’re not currently using partial truckload, you may not even know it exists. The mode is vastly underutilized by shippers, but it offers many benefits.

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