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Document and Entity Information Document - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2016
Apr. 28, 2016
Entity Information [Line Items]    
Entity Registrant Name Echo Global Logistics, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001426945  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --03-31  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2016  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   30,137,231