One Horn Transportation’s Freight Agent Growth Strategy continues to generate significant growth as The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) and American Express OPEN ranked the One Horn Transportation 24th of the 50 Fastest Growing Women Owned/Led Companies in North America. The 50 companies were honored at the WPO’s annual conference in New Orleans on April 24.
One Horn was founded by EO New Jersey members Cheryl and Louis Biron. Having just entered its tenth year in business, One Horn’s reinvention in 2010 from a trucking company owning tractors-trailers to a freight agent based transportation brokerage has enabled the company to continue on its strong growth trajectory. Freight agents come to One Horn with a book of business and perform the sales function as well as subcontracting their customers’ loads to outside trucking companies. One Horn provides all the financing, proprietary software, and back office services, leveraging the strengths of its founders.
“We are very excited our freight agent strategy has enabled One Horn to move up in the ranking while building a company that empowers our freight agents and employees to pursue their dreams in life,” said Cheryl Biron, president and CEO of One Horn.
One Horn was founded by two corporate executives who decided the corporate lifestyle was not for them.
“We wanted to create an environment where people would love to come to work and be able to achieve success and personal happiness,” Cheryl said. “Our Freight Agents grow their businesses, One Horn grows, and we all succeed.”
The strong business foundation that enables One Horn’s freight agents to grow sales is Stratebo, the proprietary transportation management software package written by One Horn Co-Founder and COO Louis Biron.
“In creating Stratebo, I wanted our company to have the most efficient back office system so that our agents could handle more loads per day with maximum efficiency,” Louis said. “Operating efficiencies are key to enabling One Horn to grow with minimal fixed costs as Stratebo has enabled One Horn to grow without adding people pushing paper in the back office, and since I wrote it, there are no licensing fees involved.”
Leveraging its entrepreneurial culture, One Horn continues to look for new ways to innovate, evolve and reinvent itself for continued growth. For the past year, Cheryl has been blogging on www.onehorn.com/agents to share ideas that helped with One Horn’s reinvention and growth over the years as well as ways freight agents can improve their operational efficiency and personal effectiveness.