Location: Charlotte, NC
Industry: Logistics and transportation
President and CEO
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Armstrong Transport Group provides transportation arrangements and services throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In 2015, Armstrong was ranked number 1,260 on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies. “Armstrong’s original vision was to fill a void within the third-party logistics industry by providing higher commission and better rates than our competitors to attract agent partners,” says president and CEO Christopher Cobb.
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Armstrong prides itself on its strong compensation packages. “When Armstrong started in 2006, there were no other programs offering a 70-percent commission split to independent contractors,” says Cobb. “Agents are able to work from home, on their own schedule, as long as they meet basic requirements. This hands-off approach, combined with a high level of service and pay, has contributed to Armstrong’s growth.” In the next five years, Cobb believes Armstrong can triple in size.