Freightquote, a C.H. Robinson company,[2] is an online transportation broker of freight services throughout North America, based in Kansas City, Missouri. Their business provides comparisons of shipping rates for national and regional freight carriers.[3]


Headquarters building in Kansas City, MO.

Freightquote developed a patented-technology platform to enable shippers to find competitive rates that can be compared[4] for their freight shipments, similar to that which travel websites provide. Performed online, customers input freight shipment information online, review carrier options, choose a carrier, book shipments and pay for services. The company extends this platform through API connections. E-commerce websites integrate the company's technology to provide their customers with freight cost estimating and booking capabilities.[3][5]


Tim Barton founded Freightquote in August 1998.[3][6]

In December 2006, Great Hill Partners signed a deal to acquire a minority interest in the company.[7] Chris Kolquist is the current president of Freightquote.[8]

C.H. Robinson acquisition

In early 2015, Freightquote was acquired by C.H. Robinson, a third-party logistics firm based in Eden Prairie, MN, specializing in logistics and supply chain services, including freight transportation. The acquisition connects C.H. Robinson’s global supply chain services with the strong e-commerce presence and customer base of Freightquote.[9][10][11]



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