About Us

About Us

Priority1 is a privately held, non-asset-based logistics brokerage provider that introduces proprietary technology to small and medium shippers, aiding them in managing their transportation spend more efficiently. We leverage our volume of over 1.5M annual shipments to create unique partnerships with asset-based carriers in the North American freight market. Our industry-leading technology and group purchasing power provide our customers with the necessary tools to control their freight and transportation costs while improving visibility in their distribution network.

Our mission is to be the innovator and leader in establishing customers, employees, and vendors by exceeding their expectations through our people, technology expertise, and value. We measure our success by how well we can simplify your logistics needs. Your product, our priority.

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47,000+

Carriers

2.2 Million

Tons Shipped Per Year

549

Representatives

41

Locations

Our History

  • 1993
  • 1995
  • 2008
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
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    1993 - Priority Wire & Cable Founded

    In 1993, our founders Ken Hamilton and Jim Newman established the industry-leading manufacturing company Priority Wire & Cable. Today, the company has grown to encompass 16 distribution centers and 2.4 million feet of warehouse space across North America.

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    1995 - Priority1 Founded

    Leveraging the resources of our asset-based parent company, Priority Wire & Cable, Priority1 opened its doors in 1995 as a full-service logistics company. We use our group purchasing power and industry-leading TMS to provide our customers with the necessary tools to control their freight and transportation costs every step of the way.

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    2008 - Launch of our Agent Network

    In 2008, Priority1 went to market with an Independent Agent model, offering its Agents competitive rates, back-office support, and industry-leading technology. We have successfully grown hundreds of businesses through this model, enabling these owners to fulfill the American Dream of becoming successful entrepreneurs.

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    2020 - Launch of Our TMS, Cabo

    Based on company growth and a need for unmatched customer service, Priorty1 launched an innovative TMS in 2020. We created this proprietary software with logistic professionals at the forefront, adding optimizations and more efficient workflows to manage the day-to-day workings of your freight.

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    2021 - Breaking records left and right

    As a privately held organization, Priority1 has the opportunity to invest back into the company with a strategic vision for development in all layers of the organization. We’ve grown over 500% in the last five years, ultimately contributing to our record-breaking success.

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    2022 - Opening of Our 40th Office

    At the beginning of 2022, Priority1 proudly opened the doors of its 40th office, continuing the effort to make our company a household name in the logistics world. Whether in Los Angeles or New Jersey, Tulsa or Cleveland, you will feel the Priority1 difference stationed across the United States and Canada in over 40 different locations.

Core Values

  • Personal Courage

    Willing to make difficult decisions when they are right but sometimes not the easiest.

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  • Respect

    Embracing the differences in culture, lifestyles and personalities. Understanding and thriving upon the fact that each of us have different skill sets that are molded together to make us a special company.

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  • Integrity

    The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.

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  • Opportunity

    We accept and understand we are not perfect and that there are opportunities for each of us to improve. How we did it before is not always the best way to do it moving forward. Understanding that to be truly great you have to look inward regularly.

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  • Results

    Delivering above and beyond our forecast.

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  • Inspiration

    Pushing your teams to do more than they thought they ever could. Define a clear path of where we want to go, while providing the tools and passion to get there.

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  • Trust

    We understand we are forming partnerships with our employees, customers and vendors. Trust is the foundation for these partnerships.

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  • Yield

    Balancing our human capital with financial performance in a cumulative effort to produce the best outcome.

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Awards

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haccp
glassdoor
smartway
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