KeepTruckin opens Nashville office

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Shoaib Makani, KeepTruckin’s founder, cut the ribbon on a new Nashville, Tenn., office last week flanked by Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe (to Makani’s left) and Nashville Mayor David Briley (right) with members of the KeepTruckin team.Shoaib Makani, KeepTruckin’s founder, cut the ribbon on a new Nashville, Tenn., office last week flanked by Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe (to Makani’s left) and Nashville Mayor David Briley (right) with members of the KeepTruckin team.

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe, Nashville Mayor David Briley and others announced an expansion of San Francisco-headquartered KeepTruckin with a more permanent Nashville sales and support office downtown on 4th Avenue North last week. Previously, the company had utilized smaller, temporary space in a nearby office building for the company’s growing Tennessee-based team.

KeepTruckin expects to invest $3.6 million in the area, creating approximately 385 jobs in Nashville, over the next three years. The company, which provides the KeepTruckin electronic logging device and associated services.

“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,” Commissioner Rolfe said.

KeepTruckin, backed in part by Google Ventures since its 2013 startup as a computer-assisted logging program in a simple smartphone app, now boasts a network of more than 500,000 drivers utilizing its app or ELD, it says.

“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,” Makani said.

“KeepTruckin’s decision to expand in Nashville speaks volumes about the attractiveness of our city and our business-friendly environment,” said Mayor Briley. “This investment will boost our economy and more importantly provide our workers with new opportunities.”

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