To provide a world-class, technology-driven platform connecting shippers and carriers directly, bringing unprecedented transparency and efficiency to the shipping process.
FreightConnections was founded in August of 2011 by father and son team John and Vince Aslin, on the premise that shippers and carriers prefer to work directly with one another. As veterans of the industry, their goal was to create the most competitive pricing available to shippers while providing carriers the ability to locate their desired freight, on a daily basis.
In John’s three decades in the industry, he observed that both sides viewed third parties - brokers, freight forwarders, and 3PLs - as a “necessary evil”, and saw the need for an online service that could effectively bypass the middleman.
Vince's strong technical background and experience in online innovation led to novel ideas for how FreightConnections would be different and better, both as a way for shippers and carriers to find new connections as well as to do business with their existing colleagues.
Through the trademarked Automatch™ system and auction-style bidding process, FreightConnections is able to lower shippers costs and provide carriers the opportunity to generate new lines of business, increasing both revenues and profitability. The company is headquartered in the Fox Valley area of Wisconsin, and also has an office in Los Angeles, California in charge of FreightConnections technology and marketing efforts.
"The time is here for a unique platform that addresses the needs of both shipper and carrier. FreightConnections is that platform."
John Aslin is responsible for guiding the overall vision of FreightConnections and ensuring that the site meets the needs of the shipper and carrier communities on a daily basis. He has over three decades of experience in the freight industry, both as a sales manager and independent contractor representing LTL, TL, and specialized hauling carriers. John has experienced the changes that have taken place in the industry firsthand, and is dedicated to making FreightConnections the ultimate user-friendly method for shippers and carriers to save time and money.
"FreightConnections will completely transform the way shipping is done and truly make the lives of our shippers and carriers better."
Vince Aslin runs FreightConnections' day-to-day operations, including assembling and managing a passionate team of developers, creative, marketing, sales, and support personnel. He is a seasoned sales and marketing executive with a strong track record in using technology to innovate and make a difference. Vince grew up in the freight industry, and his experience leading business service sales and support teams has positioned him ideally to build a company with customer satisfaction as its chief objective.