Network Transport Ranks Within Top 15 Percent on the 2021 Inc. 5000 List
Company Earns Top 20 Position Among the Nation’s Fastest-Growing Logistics & Transportation Providers
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – August 23, 2021 – Network Transport is pleased to announce the company has been recognized as a member of the 2021 Inc. 5000 List. Compiled by Inc. Magazine for the past 40 years, the prestigious Inc. 5000 features an annual ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Network Transport, in submitting results to Inc. for the first time, earned a position in the top 15 percent among private companies within all industries, ranking 619th on this year’s Inc. 5000 List.
To be considered for the Inc. 5000, a privately-owned company must meet specific criteria regarding overall revenue growth during a three-year reporting period. The companies included on this year’s Inc. 5000 list must have started earning revenue by March 31, 2016. Revenues in 2016 had to be no less than $100,000, and the company’s revenue totals in 2019 could not be less than $2 million. In addition to being privately owned, the companies considered for the Inc. 5000 must be based in the United States.
“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” observed Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”
Founded in 2016 by trucking industry veterans David Ferguson and Ben Gordon, Network Transport has grown into a cutting-edge transportation and logistics provider, generating more than $40 million in revenue in the company’s first three years and charting a revenue growth rate within the Inc. 5000 rankings of 777 percent during the 2021 list’s measurement period of 2016-2019.
“We are grateful to everyone who has contributed to the success of Network Transport and allowed us to earn a ranking in the top 15 percent of the companies that made this year’s Inc. 5000 list,” said Mr. Ferguson, President of Network Transport. “We are truly honored to be on the list and to have Network Transport stand alongside the nation’s fastest-growing privately-owned companies.”
Network Transport, which became part of the Soar Transportation Group in July of 2020, is headquartered in Chattanooga with satellite offices in Dallas and Salt Lake City. The majority of the company’s staff, which now totals more than 60 transportation professionals, work in the home office becoming a major contributor to the reputation of Chattanooga as a logistics hotbed.
“Network Transport’s entry as a member of the Inc. 5000 List is a credit to the hard work performed on a daily basis by our entire team. Of course, we would not have achieved the incredible revenue growth the company has seen without the opportunities we’ve had to serve our customers,” said Robert Poulos, the Chief Commercial Officer for Network Transport and the Soar Transportation Group.
When this year’s Inc. 5000 was officially released on August 17, the Chattanooga area placed a total of 13 companies on the 2021 list. Network Transport earned the top spot among the seven transportation and logistics companies on the Inc. 5000. In addition, the performance of Network Transport during the Inc. 5000 measurement period for the 2021 earned the company the No. 3 ranking among Chattanooga companies from all industries and the No. 12 ranking within the state of Tennessee for all companies making this year’s list. Within the Inc. 5000’s national rankings for the transportation and logistics segment, Network Transport earned the No. 18 place on that breakout list.
“Starting our company in Chattanooga as we did, it is particularly gratifying to have earned the top position on the Inc. 5000 list as the fastest-growing transportation and logistics company within a logistics-heavy region that also saw six other transportation and logistics companies deliver results that placed them on the 2021 list,” added Mr. Ferguson. “We are proud to be a part of a thriving industry in the Chattanooga area, and we want to share congratulations with all our fellow transportation and logistics companies from our home region that made the Inc. 5000 list. Our team at Network Transport will definitely take a moment to celebrate this achievement, and we will also continue to do the hard work of providing the kinds of customer solutions that deliver value and promote further growth within our company.”