CargoBarn Triples Atlanta Footprint

Staff Report

Friday, May 20th, 2022

As the nation's supply chain challenges continue, one Georgia company is quietly expanding its footprint to help calm the chaos. CargoBarn, a proven logistics innovator in freight brokerage, recently tripled its Atlanta footprint as the company sprints to 1,000 employees across multiple offices nationwide.

"Customers need worry-free freight solutions, especially right now," said Cameron Baird, CargoBarn's founder and chief executive officer. "We create shipping solutions you don't have to think about, giving every shipper a positive experience."

CargoBarn was founded in Fresno, Calif., in 2008 with a small infusion of capital from Baird's savings account and a focus on relationships. Its new Atlanta headquarters spans an entire floor of a high-rise – more than 24,000 s.f. – and will accommodate 200 employees at full capacity. CargoBarn's offices in DallasJacksonville and Fresno also are expanding.

The company's explosive growth began in 2018, when Baird moved the company headquarters to Atlanta and began building out its proprietary technology platform. "We wanted to be in a city known for its talent, technology and logistics," Baird said. "Thanks to UPSRoadie and other Atlanta companies, the logistics talent here is unlike anywhere else in the U.S."

CargoBarn specializes in full truckload, refrigerated, drayage, expedited and intermodal shipping. "With the challenges at the nation's ports, drayage has become an important part of our service offerings," Baird said. In 2021, CargoBarn's annual revenue grew by more than 70 percent. The company is on pace for similar growth in 2022.