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January 31, 2019 1:45 PM, EST

Cargo Chief Raises $2.5 Million in Venture Capital

Company's Digital Platform C4 Helps 3PLs Capture Loads

Cargo Chief, which provides a carrier integration platform for 3PLs, announced it has raised more than $2.5 million, according to a Jan. 25 press release.

The company’s platform, called C4, helps third-party logistics firms digitally match freight loads for their shipper customers to overlooked trucking capacity.

BootstrapLabs, a San Francisco venture capital firm focused on applied AI, led the financing. That company was joined by industry figures such as Herb Shear, who grew 3PL Genco to more than 10,000 employees and more than $1.5 billion in revenue before arranging its sale to FedEx Corp. in 2015.

“Cargo Chief and its investors are excited about helping the 3PL industry, that domestically buys over $80 billion of trucking services, purchase these services more effectively and efficiently to the benefit of both the 3PL and any one of the hundreds of thousands of trucking carriers,” Cargo Chief founder and CEO Russell Jones said. — Transport Topics