Meet Patriot Freight Group
Where the Company Began and Where It’s Going
Patriot Freight Group is a third-party logistics (3PL) company, based out of Houston, Texas. In 2014 Jonathan Nutt and Andrew Salazar saw an opportunity to improve an $800 billion industry with the creation of Patriot Freight Group. While still working full time jobs, Andrew and Jonathan purchased a F550 truck and launched Patriot Express. It’s this type of above and beyond work ethic that’s made Patriot Freight Group a 3PL leader.
By May of 2015, the guys had another full-time job – ensuring the continued growth of the business. In addition to managing Patriot Express, they expanded the business with Patriot Freight Group, a freight brokerage. Through the first 3 years, Patriot Freight Group grew organically as a broker/carrier. The business grew to 9 trucks, 12 drivers and 4 full-time office employees.
By the end of 2018, Patriot was running 20 + trucks, had over 30 employees and was brokering roughly 6,000 loads annually.
The combination of a trucking recession and pandemic over the next few years slowed things down, but it didn’t stop Patriot Freight Group. Through strategic decision making, Patriot Freight Group persevered, and by the end of 2021 the company experienced record growth.
Patriot Freight Group is now positioned for an even stronger future in the coming years. The company overcame the challenges of the pandemic, which has made Jonathan and Andrew even more invested in remaining a leader within the freight brokerage industry. We’re focused on continued growth by developing key employees, promoting a positive work culture and continuous training that leads to exemplary service.
The People Behind Patriot Freight Group
Co-Owner and CEO
Co-Owner and COO
Andrew grew up in the heart of the oil industry in Midland, TX. His eight years of experience working in the oil & gas industry included sales, logistics, and quality management. As a business development manager for a premier O&G manufacturer, Andrew managed the Eagle Ford Shale region and transitioned into operations management. Andrew has extensive experience in quality management and has spearheaded both ISO and API certifications for multiple companies. As the COO of Patriot Freight Group Andrew is responsible for all daily sales and operations activities. His knowledge of the freight industry has enabled Patriot Freight Group to exceed forecasted revenues.
Director of Operations
Senior Account Executive
Laura is the Senior Account Executive at Patriot Freight Group, and she was Patriot Express’ first team member. Laura has a strong background in flatbed, hotshot and heavy haul freight. She’s a talented problem-solver and provides excellent customer service from pickup to delivery. In 2021, Laura showed her versatility by moving from asset operations to our 3PL division when the company shifted focus. Today, Laura acts as a mentor for the team and ensures the next generation of Patriots are prepared for any challenge with information on DOT/FMCSA regulations and guidance on proper equipment.
Patriot Freight Group aims to relieve the stress commonly associated with the transportation of goods by exceeding the expectations of our customers and carriers; always striving to be the preferred logistics provider.