A Seattle-based company backed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says it has picked Atlanta for its second big office, but the project isn’t Amazon’s hotly pursued second headquarters.
Convoy, which also landed funding from Google, Microsoft’s Bill Gates and others, is hoping to shake up the nation’s trucking industry. Chief Executive Dan Lewis said its path for growth includes plans to hire hundreds of employees in Atlanta over the next two or three years.
Like a rival offshoot of Uber, the company is focused on a faster, more efficient way to connect shippers and truckers in a $700 billion industry that includes 1.7 million drivers of heavy trucks and tractor-trailers.
Convoy is considering leasing offices in either Midtown or Buckhead. Hiring efforts have already begun, with jobs expected in sales, operations and customer support.