Trucker Path, a platform that helps carriers to find truckloads on a smartphone easily and connects transportation brokers, has named three key new executives to its team. Charlie Myers, Jeff Ogren and Dave Holt are leaders with deep experience in the technology industry, as well as in transportation and logistics, and are expected to fuel Trucker Path’s continued growth as it builds out its transportation marketplace.
Charlie Myers will join Trucker Path as the vice president of strategy. He has more than 35 years of experience in logistics and transportation from across the government and private sectors, including six years as president of Getloaded.com, a startup that provided online freight matching.
During his tenure, Getloaded grew from 8,000 to 42,000 customers and from 10,000 loads daily to 160,000 loads during peak periods. Myers also served as the director of international business development at England Logistics and was responsible for the company’s efforts to enter the international marketplace, where he gained expertise on transportation in China.
Jeff Ogren is Trucker Path’s new chief marketing officer, coming from Randall-Reilly, where he worked as a marketing account executive with more than 4,000 clients in the trucking, construction, agricultural, and banking sector to provide data services. Ogren also gained sales and marketing experience at the startup Snapfinger, which was acquired by Tilster for $55 million.
Dave Holt has taken the role of chief operating officer at Trucker Path. He is a top-tier executive in Silicon Valley with more than 35 years of experience. Holt’s company, Chromatic Research, was acquired in 1998 by ATI for $88 million, and he went on to serve as a vice president at ATI Research. He also headed Lightspeed Logic, and served as COO of Hive7 and Amiato. Holt founded Habanero Holding, which sold IP to Oracle in 2012.
Trucker Path’s first product was a mobile app that put everything truckers and trucking companies needed to know at their fingertips, such as truck parking, rest areas, open/closed weigh stations, scales, truck washes, nearby hotels and restaurants, and more. The app leverages crowd-sourcing to keep all information up-to-date, and now has 400,000-plus truckers as active users with a more than 20 percent average month-to-month growth.
The growth of the mobile app set the stage for Trucker Path to build its transportation marketplace, which connects professional truckers with transportation brokers. It enables truckers to find new jobs and access logistical assistance, and enables brokers to quickly find a professional to fulfill their shipping needs.