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Flexport names Uber Freight chief to lead its digital truck unit

Flexport plans to build a truck brokerage operation to move goods more efficiently within North America, as the freight forwarder looks to build on its acquisition of Shopify’s logistics assets by extending its business into a factory-to-door distribution service.

The San Francisco-based company said Thursday it has hired Bill Driegert, a former executive who most recently led operations at Uber Technologies’ Freight division, to establish its own trucking services business. “His mission in this new role will be to develop and scale our end-to-end customer offering for trucking,” Chief Executive Dave Clark wrote in a memo to Flexport employees. Read more here.

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