ABOUT ROCKFARM

Coupling a deep understanding of the dynamics of marrying a shipment to qualified providers with the complexity of moving freight throughout the NAFTA trade lanes, Rockfarm has its origins in the trucking industry.

Identifying the lack of visibility inherent to collaboration and partnership with the 3rd Party Logistics arena, Rockfarm brought its open costing approach and culture of accountability to the logistics service industry in 2008 with the formation of Rockfarm Logistics.

 

Two key principles guide our business, establishing our Client’s ownership of their supply chain and lowering our Client’s cost to serve. In 2008 we began our journey guided by those two principles introducing our open book approach that delivers our Client’s visibility to the procured rate as well overall approval of the carrier solution. Driving our Client’s visibility is our transportation management system and tool chest. Since our startup we have been a super user of MercuryGate which certified Rockfarm as an Integrator supporting direct shipper instances of the MercuryGate TMS. Our evolution in the MercuryGate platform has extended beyond our transportation management business to our full suite of services which today includes Logistics Fulfillment Solutions, Domestic & Global Forwarding, Customs Clearance, Claims Management and Supply Chain Coaching services.

Identifying a need among our clients and in the market, Rockfarm set out to give our shippers visibility into truck capacity with additional fulfillment resources to manage variable freight costs. In 2012, Rockfarm acquired RT&T Logistics, a freight brokeRockfarm Supply Chain Solutions headquartersrage company with small to Fortune 500 clients. Today RT&T Logistics provide fulfillment services across all transport modes enabling our clients to focus on their core competency. Delivering intermediary services on a transactional and contractual basis RT&T streamlines the delivery of the traditional freight brokerage model by pushing technology and process improvement integration with our carriers and clients.

After the acquisition of RT&T Logistics as a Rockfarm family company, we began to realize the opportunity to become the single source for our clients on a global scale. In 2016, Rockfarm took the next step and acquired Global Distribution & Logistics (GDL), an International Freight Forwarder and Customs Broker.

The result of our efforts has created a transportation management company that brings client and carrier together with the single purpose of providing value. As a result of the support of our clients, we have continued to grow and deliver value add services for clients in the Fortune 500 and midsize markets. We see the future of supply chain delivering smart technology across multiple supply chain platforms in a seamless stream of data that generates flexibility, mitigates risk and lowers cost.

Timeline

  • Apr. 1, 2008

    We begin the journey with our first day in the market place. Our first meeting consists of our company founders and a commissioned Sales Agent in East Dubuque, IL.

  • May 1, 2008

    We hire our first team member to begin training and supporting business development.

  • Jun. 22, 2008

    Our first client begins operations.

  • Dec. 31, 2008

    We close out the year with three clients and post $2.6 million in revenue.

  • Dec. 31, 2009

    Hard work pays off and we post our first profitable year.

  • Jan. 1, 2012

    Rockfarm acquires RT&T Logistics to expand its service offering in the truckload brokerage market.

  • Aug. 20, 2012

    We announce a joint venture with Agility Logistics, Agility Domestic Solutions, LLC. Rockfarm becomes the domestic transportation management solutions backbone for Agility Domestic TM Solution offering.

  • Oct. 3, 2012

    Rockfarm is named to the Inc. 500 List. Rockfarm is 394 on the INC. 500 Fastest Growing Companies.

  • Jun. 1, 2013

    Rockfarm adds International Services with the startup of Gabbro Global, International Freight Forwarder, NVOCC.

  • Aug. 1, 2013

    We move operations to a larger office space in East Dubuque, IL. Due to our growth we locate the team in two separate office spaces and some home office.

  • Aug. 14, 2015

    We consolidate our team into our new corporate headquarters located in Technology Park, Dubuque, IA.

  • Dec. 31, 2015

    Rockfarm eclipses the $100 million threshold in freight under management.

  • Jan. 1, 2016

    Rockfarm acquires the majority interest in Global Distribution & Logistics located in Elgin, IL. Gabbro Global services and team merge into the GDL operations.

  • Jan. 1, 2017

    Approved MercuryGate Logistics Integrator.

  • Mar. 15, 2017

    Rockfarm acquires Supply Chain Coach expanding our portfolio of services.

  • Apr. 1, 2017

    New location opened in Phoenix, Az with cross dock and warehousing space to support our growing freight forwarding division.

  • Apr. 1, 2017

    Global Distribution & Logistics and Stockwell International based in Australia form Stockwell International, Inc. with corporate offices in Los Angeles, CA to manage exports from the U.S. to Australia.

  • Jun. 1, 2017

    Global Distribution & Logistics acquires Jordan Global Logistics to expand global service capabilities and add further customs broker resources.

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