Transportation One is on the Crain's Chicago BUSINESS Fast 50

"Each year, Crain's singles out the 50 fastest-growing local companies—that is, the companies that have reported the biggest revenue growth over the past five years. With the help of our partners at Plante Moran, we calculate each company's five-year revenue growth and check figures against financial statements." - Crain's Chicago Buisness

And guess what? Transportation One is a finalist! Out of thousands of businesses in Chicago, we are so very honored to be chosen for this award. 

The ordered list will be released on June 22nd. In the meantime, we're celebrating!

Transportation One is a Transport Topics Top Freight Broker!

We are very excited to have been named to the list of Top Freight Brokerage Firms by Transport Topics.

Top freight brokerage firms are ranked based on net revenue and include a description of the types of freight handled, plus the number of loads or shipments, if available, for the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2016, unless otherwise noted, in North America.

Check out the full list on their website!

Transportation One among ICIC and Fortune’s Inner City 100 Winners

Annual ranking showcases the fastest-growing urban businesses in America

Annual ranking showcases the fastest-growing urban businesses in America

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune have announced that Transportation One had been selected for prestigious 2016 Inner City 100 list. This recognition places Transportation One in an exemplary lineage of nearly 900 fast-growing and innovative inner city businesses.

ICIC’s Inner City 100 is an annually compiled and released list featuring high-power, high-potential businesses from around the country with headquarters in inner cities. Each company is selected by ICIC with help from a national network of nominating partners who seek to identify, spotlight, and further enable the named companies’ innovative urban entrepreneurship. Ranked by revenue growth, the esteemed recipients go on to have their names published in Fortune.

Transportation One ranked 36th overall on the list of 100. The full list can be viewed on the Fortune website here.

In addition to announcing the list, company CEOs were invited to gather for a full-day event featuring thought-provoking sessions, insightful leadership advice, and robust networking opportunities. Past winners have reported meeting future multi-million dollar investors as a result of appearing on the Inner City 100 list and attending the accompanying colloquium.

The rankings for each company were announced at the Inner City 100 Conference and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the Aloft Hotel in Boston, MA. Before the awards celebration, winners gathered for a full-day business symposium featuring management case studies from Harvard Business School professors and interactive sessions with top CEOs. Keynote speakers at this year’s event included Interim CEO of Staples Shira Goodman, Chairman and CEO of Pinnacle Group and Inner City 100 alumnus Nina Vaca, and Harvard Business School Professor and ICIC Founder and Chairman Michael E. Porter.  Other speakers included Corey Thomas, CEO of Rapid 7, Loren Feldman of Forbes, Lynda Applegate and Amy Edmondson from Harvard Business School,  John Stuart of PTC, Robert Wallace, CEO of Bithenergy, and Brook Colangelo of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Of particular note, ICIC inducted 14 businesses into the Inner City 100 “Hall of Fame” as homage to these companies’ successive growth achievement of five or more years. For only the second time in ICIC’s history of 18 years a business has made the Inner City 100 for the 10th time: Raining Rose of Cedar Rapids, IA. Such consistent appearances affirm the resilient upwards trajectory of, and demonstrated need for, local inner city businesses like the ones celebrated on this year’s list.

“We are extraordinarily proud of these pioneering entrepreneurs who lead the way in economic revitalization in America’s inner cities,” says Steve Grossman, CEO of ICIC, of the list of 100.

The Inner City 100 program recognizes and supports successful inner city business leaders, and celebrates their role in providing innovation and job creation in America’s cities. These companies strengthen local American economies, provide job opportunities for underrepresented communities, and drive forward economic and social development.

Boasting an average five-year growth rate of 458 percent between 2011 and 2015, the 2016 Inner City 100 winners represent a wide span of geography, hailing from 42 cities and 25 states. Collectively, the winners employed 7,324 people in 2015, and on average over a third of their employees live in the same neighborhood as the company.

Highlights of the 2016 Inner City 100 include:

  • Employ 7,324 workers total in 2015.
  • Created 4,696 new jobs in the last five years.
  • On average, 34% of employees live in same neighborhood as the company.
  • Average company age is 16 years.
  • Average 2015 revenue is $12.2 million.
  • 34% are women-owned.
  • 37% are minority-owned.
  • 6% of the winners are certified B-Corps.    
  • 26 industries represented in the top 100.

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Inner City 100 Methodology: The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) defines inner cities as core urban areas with higher unemployment and poverty rates and lower median incomes than their surrounding metropolitan statistical areas. Every year, ICIC identifies, ranks, and spotlights the 100 fastest-growing businesses located in America’s inner cities. In 2016, Companies were ranked by revenue growth over the five-year period between 2011 and 2015. This list was audited by the independent accounting firm Rucci, Bardaro, and Falzone, PC.

Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)

ICIC is a national nonprofit founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter. ICIC's mission is to promote economic prosperity in America's inner cities through private sector investment that leads to jobs, income and wealth creation for local residents. Through its research on inner city economies, ICIC provides businesses, governments and investors with the most comprehensive and actionable information in the field about urban market opportunities. The organization supports urban businesses through the Inner City 100, Inner City Capital Connections and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programs. Learn more at or @icicorg

Transportation One Featured on the 2016 Inc. 5000 Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

CHICAGO, IL August 17th, 2016 — Inc. Magazine today ranked Transportation One NO. 1832 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.

The 2016 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 23rd) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 433%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, generating 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 18 through 20, in San Antonio, TX. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as best-selling author and strategist Tony Robbins, SoulCycle co-founders Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice, Cornerstone OnDemand founder, president and CEO Adam Miller, Marvell Technology Group director and co-founder Weili Dai, and New Belgium Brewing co-founder and executive chair Kim Jordan.

About Transportation One

Transportation One is a full-service, multi-modal logistics provider dedicated to meeting the demands of the transportation industry. Our innovative, energetic team understands the constantly evolving needs of shippers and carriers alike. We invest heavily in cutting-edge technology and experienced logistics professionals, allowing us to deliver superior service to all of our clients.

At Transportation One, we provide worry-free shipping services at prices that won’t bleed your wallet. We build mutually beneficial relationships with each customer so that at the end of the day everyone goes home happy. We operate in both domestic and international marketplaces, introducing innovative solutions for every supply chain we encounter.  

Put simply, when it comes to transportation, we’re the one you want.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000


The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

About Inc. Media:

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 15,000,000 today.  For more information, visit

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit

TRANSPORTATION ONE Named to Food Logistics’ 2016 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers List

CHICAGO IL —August, 16th, 2016 — Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, has named Transportation One to its 2016 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list.

The Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list serves as a resource guide of third-party logistics and cold storage providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain.

“The global food supply chain is responding to new challenges associated with food safety regulations along with changing consumer demands for more fresh, healthy and locally-sourced options,” noted Lara L. Sowinski, editorial director, Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “The companies on Food Logistics’ 2016 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list are among those in our industry who are expanding their capabilities and expertise to better support the complexities of today’s global food supply chain.”

Companies on this year’s 2016 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list will be profiled in the August 2016 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at


About Food Logistics

Food Logistics is published by AC Business Media, a business-to-business media company that provides targeted content and comprehensive, integrated advertising and promotion opportunities for some of the world’s most recognized B2B brands. Its diverse portfolio serves the construction, logistics, supply chain and other industries with print, digital and custom products, events and social media.

Office Makeover

Andy, our Carrier Sales Manager, looking sharp.

Andy, our Carrier Sales Manager, looking sharp.

We're always focused on using cutting-edge technology here at Transportation One. That extends to our work stations! We've started adding a few standing desks to the office. Not only is standing periodically during the work day better for you, these adjustable desks look pretty cool too. 



Environmentally Friendly 3PL

Looking for the best third party logistics company to partner with? Then look no further! For the second year in a row Transportation One was ranked as one of the Top 100 3PL & Cold Storage Providers by Food Logistics Magazine!

More than simply moving freight, we strive to haul shipments in an environmentally friendly manner. We have been a SmartWay Transport Partner since 2011. SmartWay is an EPA program promoted to developing partnerships with transportation companies who are committed to fuel efficiency and reducing transportation-related emissions.

We’re Growing!

Here at Transportation One we are committed to working hard to bring our customer and carrier partners the best service possible! As the saying goes – work hard, play hard – we also enjoy celebrating our accomplishments together in and outside of the work place!

In 2014 we were ranked #755 of the fastest growing private companies in America by Inc 5000. The success wouldn’t be possible without our hard-working employees, and our devoted business partners – so we thank YOU for your continued commitment to our success!

We’re a NASTC Best Broker!

If you’re doing business with us – you’re doing business with one of the Best Broker’s out there!

We were recently listed as one of the Best Broker’s by The National Associations of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC).

The NASTC Best Broker Program is comprised of the top 5% of all brokers across the country. Best Brokers have been screened as to payment policy and history, and have been highly recommended by NASTC members.