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Pierre Laguerre Founded Fleeting To Bridge The Gap Between Tech And The Trucking Industry

Without the trucking industry, the world would not be the same. When it comes to trucking, people rarely make the connection that the driving force behind it is technology, but for Pierre Laguerre, he’s made it his mission to bridge the gap between the two. “People think that trucking is a cowboy industry, that doesn’t need technology,” said Laguerre during the latest episode of Black Tech Green Money with host Will Lucas. “What technology can definitely do is destigmatize trucking.” With its fair share of prejudgements, people think that trucking is all about older drivers who have to spend hundreds of nights away from their families which in turn leads to poor food options. However, Laguerre shares that technology is changing all of that. “In my own experience I’ve seen that you can leverage technology to create a system, to create a community where drivers have better flexibility, better scheduling and allow those within the business to understand the data points of where a...

Shanique Yates

Aug 10, 2021

Commercial Trucking Company Fleeting Announces Seed Round Investment Of $500K

Fleeting, a Black-owned commercial trucking and fleet management services company has announced its seed round investment of $500,000 from NBA superstar Kyrie Irving and his newly-founded KAI Eleven Consulting, LLC (KAI 11 Consulting) along with Lockstep Ventures, a new venture fund founded by Bonin Bough, Marcus Glover, and Michael Loeb. “I am thrilled to receive this investment from KAI 11 Consulting and Lockstep Ventures to further scale our business and empower those from underserved communities,” said Fleeting’s CEO and founder Pierre Laguerre in an official press release. “The trucking industry is one of the fastest-growing in the U.S. and I want to ensure it provides access to everyone who wants to be part of it. I intend to help those in the Fleeting family to become financially independent and even entrepreneurs themselves.” In the new joint investment from KAI 11 Consulting and Lockstep Ventures, Fleeting aims to grow its social impact arm to include hiring and training...

Shanique Yates

May 11, 2021