KeepTruckin Inc. will invest $3.6 million and create approximately 385 skilled jobs in Nashville, TN over the next three years. The San Francisco-based transportation technology leader, a Google Ventures-backed startup, develops modern fleet management solutions that improve the operational efficiency of fleets and promote safety on the road. In less than five years, KeepTruckin has built the world’s largest network of over 500,000 connected drivers, a significant step in bringing the world’s trucks online to make fleets more efficient and roads safer.
“In the past year we’ve experienced tremendous growth in our Nashville office and we’re proud to deepen our commitment to the city by investing in hiring local talent,” said KeepTruckin CEO and Co-Founder Shoaib Makani. “Nashville’s rapid growth echoes our own, and we welcome the opportunity to diversify the job economy and shape the flourishing startup scene.”
Founded in 2013, KeepTruckin established a Nashville office last year. To accommodate its growth the company has moved its operations to 159 4th Ave. N, the annex to downtown Nashville’s L&C Tower. KeepTruckin currently employs approximately 60 Nashville employees. As part of its Nashville expansion, KeepTruckin plans to hire sales representatives, managers and operations personnel.
“Tennessee’s central location and business-friendly environment has made the Volunteer State a hub for transportation and logistics companies,” said Governor Bill Haslam. “KeepTruckin is on the forefront of new technology that is transforming the transportation industry, and I’m pleased it has decided to invest and grow its business here in Tennessee. With investments by innovative tech companies like KeepTruckin, Tennessee will lead in the creation of high quality jobs.”
“It’s encouraging to see a highly regarded and fast-growing market leader in the $700 billion dollar transportation industry establish a significant presence here in Middle Tennessee,” said Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe. “KeepTruckin’s nearly 400-job expansion underscores the many advantages Tennessee offers companies: an affordable cost of doing business, low tax environment, growing skilled workforce and unparalleled quality of life. I’d like to thank KeepTruckin for creating hundreds of tremendous job opportunities for residents in Middle Tennessee.”
“KeepTruckin’s decision to expand in Nashville speaks volumes about the attractiveness of our city and our business-friendly environment,” said Nashville Mayor David Briley. “This investment will boost our economy and more importantly provide our workers with new opportunities.”
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