5 Transportation Service Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 1st, 2023
Start A Transportation Service

Transportation businesses offer ridesharing services, haul consumer goods, or ship supplies and products from one location to another. They target individual passengers, other companies, or global business partners.

If you are starting a transportation service, decide who and what you will serve, set up the business structure, register the business, and apply for the required business licenses or permits. To ensure a profitable business, incorporate proper hiring procedures and keep up with maintenance and recertifications.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a transportation service:

1. Mirai Flights ($4.37M/year)

Irakli Litanishvili, co-founder of Aim of Emperor, saw the demand for a one-click user-friendly app for private jet bookings in the aviation sector. With a focus on streamlining the booking process and reducing resource waste, Mirai Flights was launched in 2021, offering instant booking, price transparency, and significant cost savings. The goal is to disrupt the business aviation niche and make aviation more eco-friendly.

How much they make: $4.37M/year
Current team size: 20


We Started A $4.37M/Year Private Jet And Air Taxi Booking Service

Mirai Flights is an app-forward private jet booking service with a focus on UK, Europe, Middle East and CIS states, that allows customers to bypass the long wait times with more than 30 parameters analysed in less than 30 seconds, achieving $4.37m turnover from March to December 2021, and planning to increase it up to $10.2m and expand internationally in the future.

Irakli started Mirai Flights about 3 years ago
Irakli grew the business to $364K/month
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2. Semicab ($1.53M/year)

How much they make: $1.53M/year
Current team size: 22


Trucking Software Goes $0 to $1.4m in 11 Months, $35m Valuation

Trucking-focused SaaS company SemiCab went from a $400,000 project value at the end of 2020 to handling $1 million worth of loads each month in under a year, thanks to a two-year testing period and funding from technology, financial, and supply chain investors.

Ajesh started Semicab over 6 years ago
Ajesh grew the business to $127K/month
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Learn more about starting a transportation service:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a transportation service?
-> Pros and cons of a transportation service

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established transportation service
-> Marketing ideas for a transportation service

Other resources

3. Clarissa Rankin ($144K/year)

How much they make: $144K/year
Current team size:


I Bring In $144K A Year Driving Trucks | On The Job

Trucker and social media influencer Clarissa Rankin found financial success in the male-dominated trucking sector and on TikTok, earning $73,007 in take-home pay and an additional $36,000 from promotional videos and advertising this year, and uses her platform to encourage more women to enter the industry.

They grew the business to $12K/month
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