• Inland Distribution
  • September 30 - October 2, 2024 | The Westin Chicago River North

Marty Martin

Echo Global Logistics

Senior Vice President-Sourcing

Marty Martin serves as Senior Vice President, Sourcing at Echo Global Logistics. Marty manages Echo's relationships with over 100 LTL carriers. He joined Echo as Director of LTL Sourcing in June of 2015 as part of the acquisition of Command Transportation. Descended from a multigenerational family of trucking company owners, Marty was working on loading docks at 16 years old and has maintained a connection to the industry ever since. In his time in the 3PL and freight brokerage world, Marty has been honored to learn from some of the best in the industry. Marty earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Northern Illinois University. In addition to being a board member of the Digital LTL Council, Marty has been active as a board member and founding organizer of Second Bridge, a non-profit program to support foster children and their families.

Sessions With Marty Martin

Tuesday, 1 October

  • 03:50pm - 04:20pm (CST) / 01/oct/2024 08:50 pm - 01/oct/2024 09:20 pm

    Trucking III: The Emerging LTL Market — How the Sector is Changing Post-Yellow

    The collapse of Yellow in July 2023 reshaped the less-than-truckload sector, almost immediately pulling the surviving LTL carriers out of a freight recession and increasing LTL costs — especially for former customers of Yellow, then the third-largest LTL provider. Today the LTL sector is seeking out capacity in an unprecedented land rush, not only restoring former Yellow terminals but also building new facilities as carriers plan for more freight. A combination of new technology, changing customer demands and the need for growth are pulling LTL trucking companies in new directions, often deeper into customer supply chains and toward non-traditional markets and services, such as warehousing and transloading ocean freight. This session will examine:

    • The new lineup of top LTL carriers.

    • How shipper demands are changing the sector.

    • How and where LTL carriers are adding capacity.

    • Regional and national growth.

    • The role of third parties within LTL.

    • Why LTL and FTL are on different routes.

    • Top shipper concerns with LTL carriers.