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The Rise of Bradley Jacobs

Satish Jindel  •  Journal of Commerce

February 20, 2017

Several illustrious leaders have transformed the US freight transportation industry since the early 1900s. The contribution of these leaders — Jim Casey of UPS, Fred Smith of FedEx, J.B. Hunt of J.B. Hunt Transport, and Daniel Sullivan of Roadway Package System (now FedEx Ground) among them —is well-known to those in various facets of this industry.

Many other leaders also have started transportation and logistics companies in the last decade that have grown at a rapid pace and had successful public offerings. However, Bradley Jacobs stands out among the more recent leaders and entrepreneurs for doing something many industry executives and observers viewed as unrealistic…

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