Dec 15, 2020
Pierre Laguerre is the Founder and CEO of Fleeting, a marketplace that gives trucking companies access to vetted CDL drivers to operate their trucks. Born and raised in Haiti, he moved to the US with his family when he was 15 and entered the world of logistics and delivery as a college student. After attending Wagner College and New York City College of Technology, Pierre was among the top one percent out of the 4,000 teams that participated in Quake Capital’s Spring Cohort 2019 NYC. He is passionate about maximizing opportunities in trucking through access to well-paid employment while creating a path to upward mobility and career progression.
In today’s episode of Breaking Barriers, Pierre shares his entrepreneurial journey, which began when he saved enough money to buy his own truck and, in turn, bankroll his own staffing agency. He speaks with hosts Cloe-Guidry Reed and Adam Moore about the precarious nature of being a teenage immigrant in a ghetto community, his ambitions to escape, and his idea of trucking as an employment opportunity for members of marginalized communities.
Pierre reveals the shame he felt about working as a food delivery driver in his early college days, and how a professor helped him see his graft in a respectable light. He also discusses his vision for Fleeting to be the leader in creating a new ecosystem in the transportation space.
“Allowing a founder to own a truck where they can make passive income while they're building their businesses is ideal because we know how tough it is to be an entrepreneur and keep a job” – Pierre Laguerre
“Which company is going to make the ecosystem a lot more efficient, a lot more friendly, to attract the new talent? I think Fleeting is on track to do that” – Pierre Laguerre
“Ask as many questions you can ask and be comfortable to say you don't know” – Pierre Laguerre
“I tell people all the time ‘Be a fellow
student in the gate”’
– Pierre Laguerre
“We will be the leader in
creating a new norm in trucking, and creating a new ecosystem in
the transportation space”
– Pierre Laguerre
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