The $740 billion U.S. trucking industry is one of its largest and most critical. It is also one of the most technologically backward. Much of the industry is run with 3PLs/ brokers, shippers and carriers and lots of people using phones, faxes, spreadsheets, and home grown “systems” to conduct business. Today’s logistics process is universally recognized by everyone involved as highly inefficient, frustrating and therefore unnecessarily costly. There’s got to be a better way.
LoadExpress exists to provide that better way.
LoadExpress was founded in 2015 in San Diego by seasoned executives in the logistics, freight brokerage, navigation, AI/analytics and software industries. We’re using proven web-based technologies (SaaS, e-commerce) that transformed many other industries such as travel, e-commerce, real estate and countless other services. What we have is an integrated freight matching and transportation execution platform that enables shippers and carriers to deal with each other directly or use our Automated Brokerage services based on that platform. It is unique in the industry. It will wring $billions of pricing and operational inefficiencies out of the trucking industry. It will generate lower cost and better coverage for shippers; higher revenues, lower cost and better customer service for carriers. Both parties will have higher productivity.
LoadExpress’ core team is made up of seasoned executives and managers from the enterprise software, analytics and logistics industries.
Kent Pu CEO and Cofounder
Kent is a serial entrepreneur with a successful track record of building industry-leading and innovative products. He is also founder and CEO of InfoGation Corp., a pioneer in telematics and the leading supplier of navigation solutions to the trucking and commercial fleet markets. Customers include Rand McNally, Hertz and the leading fleet management vendor. Its AutoPC was the first in-car computer device with GPS, voice recognition control, mp3，and DVD entertainment system introduced to the world by Bill Gates in 1998 at CES.. Prior to that, Kent was a senior staff scientist at HNC Software, a worldwide leader in financial decision systems. Kent is a multi-disciplined technologist with a deep background in neural network technology and information science, and a holder of more than 15 patents internationally. Kent received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Kobe University of Japan.
Ken Liu V.P. Business Development and Cofounder
Ken Liu is a seasoned CEO, business development, sales and marketing executive who has developed, managed and turned around varied businesses in the software, Internet and communication industries. Over the past 25 years, Ken has held a variety of CXO positions with five successful startups. His work contributed significantly to five IPOs and acquisitions with combined value of $1.3 billion. Ken earned his M.A. International Relations from The Fletcher School of Tufts University and B.A. Economics with Honors from the University of Chicago.
Jenny Zhang V.P. Finance and Cofounder
Jenny brings over 20 years of experience in the application of machine learning, pattern recognition, and predictive modeling in the financial industry. Before co-founding LoadExpress, Jenny served as Chief Scientist and VP of Analytics at Opera Solutions, where she led the development of risk and revenue forecast models to support bank stress tests, fraud detection and compromise detection models for credit card payment and online fund transfer. Her clients included the world’s largest financial institutions such as JP Morgan Chase Bank, Citibank, and Discover Card. Prior to that, Jenny served in senior analytics leadership roles at FICO and HNC Software. Jenny holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Kobe University of Japan, and is an alumnae of the UCSD ESPE program.
Alex Johnson Director of Sales
Alex is a motivated and proven sales leader with nearly a decade of transportation knowledge in both sales and operations. In over 7 years at Coyote Logistics (Sold to UPS), Alex played a major role in building on-site operations and relationships for UPS’ peak season and other major customers. Alex earned his B.A. at The University of Iowa with a certificate in Entrepreneurial Management from the John PappaJohn Entreprenurial Center at the Henry B. Tippie College of Business.
Phil Johnson Director of Sales
Phil is an accomplished sales leader with almost a decade of transportation knowledge in both sales and operations. With over 7 years on the brokerage side of Coyote Logistics, Phil provided solutions to a multitude of customers ranging from the frozen food to the small package industry working on projects with UPS and other customers. Phil earned his B.A. at The University of Iowa with a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management from the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at Henry B. Tippie College of Business as well as a Certificate of Leadership from the Career Leadership Academy.
Jeremy Gal Manager Customer Service and Compliance
Jeremy is an experienced logistics professional with nearly a decade of working in multiple facets of the logistics industry, including brokerage, warehousing and fleet management. Jeremy worked his way up the logistics ladder from driving trucks to becoming a Chief Operations Officer for asset based carriers.
Roger Dunlap Owner, RD’s Tractor Trailer Express Denton, TX
LoadExpress is the answer to our prayers. We are constantly fighting for every penny we earned and going back and forth with people who don't care about what we are doing. I have already signed up, and I advise everybody to sign up too.“
Anthony Shipp CTO, Hawaii Transfer Co. Ltd. Honolulu, HI
LoadExpress has created state of the art technology that manages the entire logistics process for Shippers and Carriers. I have been in Supply Chain Management & Logistics for over two decades, and I have never witnessed an end-to-end logistics platform that solves all logistics management issues in one place. Two thumbs up!
Lee Wolfe Director Supply Chain Management for 22 Years
“The logistics industry has waited long enough and the answer is here. LoadExpress provides real logistics technology, that solves real logistics issues. The technology is well designed and easy to use which is key in the industry. Well done!!!”