Transportation.com, a start-up online transportation site for shippers, carriers and private fleet operators
, has named former U.S. transportation secretary Samuel Skinner as chairman of the board.
Transportation.com anticipates a second quarter launch and is currently testing the site. It is being funded by trucking company Yellow Corp. and two venture capital firms, TL Ventures and EnerTech Capital Partners.
The site is targeted at small to medium-sized shippers in particular, he said. Services to be provided via the Web site include customs brokering, insurance, price and delivery data, analysis of systems and others.