ATA (formerly known as ATA Freight), a leading global logistics and freight forwarding services provider recognized for its digital-first and relationship-oriented culture, has ranked among the nation’s top 5000 fastest-growing privately-held companies in the United States. To qualify for the Inc.5000 2023 list, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2019, and have generated minimum revenues of $100,000 in 2019 and $2 million in 2022. In its first placement on this prestigious list, ATA ranked 1,958 and posted a three-year growth rate of 287%. ATA’s 2022 annual revenues were over $286 million. The company achieved this success during one of the world’s most challenging periods marked by a global pandemic and unprecedented supply chain disruptions.

In the Inc. 5000 profile of the company, it was written that “ATA, a boutique provider of full-suite logistics services, was an early adopter of what is now best practice, having invested in a digital-first approach to logistics and freight forwarding for more than a decade. Forward-thinking contributed to six consecutive years of 25 percent year-over-year revenue growth for the company and its first Inc. 5000 medallion.”

ATA CEO Matt Goker stated, “We are extremely proud of our Inc. 5000 achievement which is a testament to our high caliber staff across the world, and which we share with our loyal customers who have challenged us to be the best and deliver the highest standard of customer service and advanced digital technologies. Today, we provide actionable intelligence to thousands of customers across the globe, and 90-plus percent report that they have achieved lower costs by working with us.”

ATA is known for its personalized attention, expert advice, and prompt customer support. By combining leading-edge technology with human expertise, ATA is able to oversee complicated logistics operations for enterprise companies across diverse industries. These range from agriculture, automotive, construction machinery, consumer goods, and food products to nuclear power, oil, and gas, among others. ATA has also made a name for itself for its longstanding commitment to sustainability. The company actively supports such initiatives as the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement, as well as the Smart Freight Centre and its Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) Framework. Goker is also driving the Company’s R&D activities focusing on developing tools to help shippers measure their shipment’s CO2 emissions and then offset their carbon footprint.

For its part, ATA has supported the non-profit organization, Trees for the Future (TREES) since 2011. TREES’ mission is to end hunger and poverty by training farmers to regenerate their land. With its tree planting support in 2022, ATA has now reached a milestone of having supported the planting of 272,000-lifetime trees in 106 forest gardens, restoring 106 acres of land and taking 848 farming families off a path of hunger and poverty and onto one of independence and self-sustainment. ATA’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) culture is also evident in its use of machine learning to design fuel-efficient routes and minimize its carbon footprint, as well as its provision of medical aid shipments to disaster areas.

Goker noted that in 2024, ATA plans to open new locations, expand its staff by 9 to 12 percent, and increase its charitable giving. And, when challenges arise, Goker added that “ATA will reframe the challenges as opportunities to advance its mission of enhancing lives. For ATA, challenges almost always give rise to a new product, efficiencies, or technology solutions.”