Echo Global Logistics, a provider of technology-enabled transportation management services, and TruckPark Inc., a truck parking and travel guidance service, today announced a partnership that offers EchoDrive Preferred members access to TruckPark's network of overnight, commercial truck parking resources at a discounted rate.
EchoDrive Preferred is a complement to Echo's proprietary EchoDrive web portal and mobile app that gives carriers real-time access to search, bid, manage, track and get paid on freight hauled for Echo. Through the partnership with TruckPark, EchoDrive Preferred members will be eligible for parking at discounted rates, including 50% off for owner/operator fleets of 1-5 trucks and 25% off for company drivers and carriers with 6 or more trucks.
"At Echo, we're continuously working to simplify the lives of those in our carrier and driver community, especially during these unprecedented times," said Dave Menzel, President and Chief Operating Officer at Echo. "As the effects of COVID-19 continue to impact truck drivers across the country, we're proud to partner with TruckPark to help EchoDrive Preferred members save time and money when searching for parking.”
"We know finding safe and secure overnight parking can be difficult and time-consuming for many of the drivers in our network," said Jay Gustafson, Senior Vice President of Marketplace Solutions at Echo. "In fact, a recent survey of Echo drivers showed that on average, they spend about 11 hours a month looking for parking, a substantial amount of time they could instead be using to earn money on the road. By reducing the time it takes for drivers to secure parking, this partnership can truly help EchoDrive Preferred members earn more money over the course of a year.”
"Through this partnership with Echo, we're excited to continue our mission to revolutionize the trucking industry by providing even more drivers with our comprehensive app," said Joshua Walls, COO at TruckPark.
About Echo Global Logistics, Inc.
Echo Global Logistics, Inc. is a provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management solutions. The Company utilizes a technology platform to compile and analyze data from its multi-modal network of transportation providers to facilitate its transportation and logistics services. The Company focuses primarily on arranging transportation by truckload (TL) and less than truckload (LTL) carriers. It also offers intermodal (which involves moving a shipment by rail and truck), small parcel, domestic air, expedited and international transportation services. The Company's core logistics services include rate negotiation, shipment execution and tracking, carrier selection and management, routing compliance freight bill payment and audit, payment and performance management and reporting functions.
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