RENO, Nev. — Walking into the fourth-floor brokerage office of ITS Logistics in downtown Reno, the energy is palpable.
Clusters of desks — some in the standing position — are scattered throughout the open floor plan, most inhabited by 20-something males working intently on dual screens.
A ping-pong table sits near the middle of the room and mounted TVs display a mix of SportsCenter and statistics on employees — the number of calls made, loads booked and their margins.
ITS is a third-party logistics company that moves product up and down the West Coast for customers like Walmart, Starbucks and Mercedes-Benz. The company was founded 18 years ago by three Reno natives and has grown to clear around $20 million in annual revenue.
“There are more than 18,000 registered freight brokers in the United States, and even though our brokerage department only peeled off about six years ago, we are already ranked 49th in the country,” said Patrick McFarland, director of marketing at ITS. “That’s a meteoric rise for that division.”