Descartes Systems Group | May 05, 2022
Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq: DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Minnesota-based G&S Logistics is digitizing its freight brokerage operations to support aggressive growth plans with the integrated deployment of the cloud-based Descartes Aljex™ transportation management system (TMS) and Descartes MacroPoint™ for real-time freight visibility and load tracking.
"With aggressive growth targets, we knew automation would be required as we open and staff additional offices and onboard new carriers, The online and real-time Descartes Aljex dashboards will be especially valuable as they give us direct insights into operational nuances and carrier performance to help us continually evaluate the best transportation options for our customers."
-Angelo Byrd, COO/EVP at G&S Logistics
Descartes Aljex, a cloud-based solution for freight brokers, provides end-to-end capabilities that enable companies to deliver better customer service, enhance operational performance and maximize margin. The Descartes Aljex TMS automates and streamlines daily freight broker activities to boost operational efficiency, including order entry, lane rate comparison, covering loads, rate confirmation, carrier acceptance, dispatching and carrier communications. It allows brokerages of all sizes to securely access freight and transportation management data from anywhere.
The integration of Descartes Aljex with Descartes MacroPoint provides access to real-time load tracking capabilities, which not only reduces time-consuming communication like check calls and emails, but also helps brokers forecast future needs to mitigate any potential transportation risk or disruption.
"We’re pleased to help G&S Logistics modernize its brokerage operations to scale for future growth, As the transportation industry continues to grapple with numerous challenges, such as capacity constraints, resource shortages and supply chain disruptions, Descartes’ solutions allow freight brokers to operate at higher levels of efficiency, communicate more collaboratively with customers, and connect more easily with carrier partners."
-Dan Cicerchi, General Manager, Transportation Management at Descartes
About G&S Logistics
Based in Minnesota, G&S Logistics is the brokerage arm of the asset-based trucking organization Punt Companies. For more information, visit www.gandslogistics.com.
Descartes (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com, and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Penske Logistics | February 21, 2022
Epes Transport has introduced a new professional truck driver hiring website, The mobile-friendly site features a new look and feel, improved functionality, and a streamlined online application process.
Professional truck drivers are the lifeblood of our company's operations, We understand how competitive it is in the marketplace for drivers and we are confident Epes has much to offer."
Phil Peck, president of Epes Transport.
Epes Transport is a regional dry-van full truckload carrier dedicated to providing quality transportation services. The company's major transportation markets include the Southeast, Southwest, Northeast and Midwest. Epes Transport operates a fleet of over 1,350 power units, over 7,500 trailers and employs approximately 1,200 drivers.
Epes has terminals strategically located in the Eastern U.S. to include Greensboro, North Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina; Winston Salem, North Carolina; Richmond, Virginia; Rockwall, Texas; Valdosta, Georgia; Morristown, Tennessee; and Meridian, Mississippi.
Epes Transport, headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, is one of the largest private trucking companies in North Carolina and provides truckload and dedicated contract carriage services to a variety of industries. Epes is a business unit of Penske Logistics.
BBF GLOBAL LOGISTICS | April 07, 2022
BBF Global Logistics, LLC ("BBF"), a Memphis-based transportation brokerage company, has joined Armstrong Relocation & Companies ("Armstrong")—an industry-leading provider of moving, relocation and supply chain solutions. This transaction elevates BBF's portfolio of services through the additional resources Armstrong has to offer.
While many businesses were focused on remaining operational through the pandemic, BBF President Alexander Folk launched the logistics firm in June 2020 with co-founders William Melford and Nick Bogdanovic. All three businessmen brought different areas of logistics expertise to the company. "We each have a good pulse of what is going on in the logistics industry and what issues people are experiencing, so we were confident going into this, even during the pandemic," Folk said.
Since inception, BBF has experienced significant growth. "We look forward to expanding our transportation management and brokerage model, as well as customer solutions with Armstrong-owned assets," said Folk.
"As Armstrong is seeking to expand our supply chain solutions, we quickly recognized the synergies between the two companies, the cultural alignment and the complementary value BBF provides. Alexander and team have established an incredible foundation upon which we are eager to grow."
-Todd Watson, CEO of Armstrong Relocation & Companies
BBF will now operate as Armstrong Transportation Management, LLC.
About BBF Global Logistics
BBF Global Logistics was founded as a transportation brokerage company in Memphis, Tenn. in 2020. BBF Global started as a freight brokerage provider with full truckload shipping for its more than 100 customers. And while freight is the focal point of BBF Global, Folk continues to make strategic business decisions to grow the company, meet industry demands and cater to customers' needs.
About Armstrong Relocation & Companies
A family-owned company, Armstrong Relocation was founded as a single operating company based in Memphis, Tenn. in 1957 and has since grown to be an industry-leading provider of moving, relocation and supply chain solutions. With 31 owned-locations, over 400 drivers, 1,400 employees and more than three million square feet of warehouse space, Armstrong's current services include residential and commercial relocation and storage, international freight forwarding, domestic transportation management, logistics and warehousing. For more information about Armstrong visit ArmstrongRelocation.com.
Mastery Logistics Systems | March 08, 2022
Mastery Logistics Systems is excited to announce that Averitt Express has joined its growing group of customers. Averitt is partnering with Mastery to implement MasterMind® TMS, a cloud-based transportation and logistics management system as a core building block of its systems strategy.MasterMind®TMS has been built from inception to embrace and handle the complexity of larger organizations such as Averitt. Having celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, Averitt has grown from a small local dry goods hauler into an international supply chain solutions provider that operates across multiple modes of transportation with a mixture of asset and non-asset solutions.
MasterMind®TMS brings new levels of automation and optimization to asset and non-asset truckload, dedicated, intermodal, and LTL along with managed transportation with an all-in-one cloud-delivered modern platform that connects easily to systems both outside the enterprise and inside of it, supporting the "secret sauce" technologies that make these organizations what they are.
"We are ecstatic to welcome Averitt, Not only are they a great company in how they operate, but in the type of people and organization as well."
-CEO Jeff Silver
The two companies share a commitment to supporting The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. In addition to financial support, Marianne Silver, Mastery's Chief People Officer, serves on the Board of ALSAC, the fundraising arms of the Hospital.
Averitt and its associates have been long time supporters of St. Jude. In 2021, Averitt drivers and associates raised $1,050,001 for St. Jude. This donation marked the third consecutive year that Averitt has donated more than $1 million to St. Jude.
We are incredibly fortunate to be building a system unlike anything commercially available in the industry, and at the same time partner with the best organizations – makes it easy to attract and hire the best people who come in and help the 400 of us at Mastery get even better, Silver added.
"We are excited to partner with Mastery as we take the next steps to enhance our foundational technologies that will enable us to continue to deliver a world-class experience to our customers, At the same time, we are humbled to work with an organization that's values also align with our own corporate culture."
-Tim Saylor, Averitt's vice president of information systems
Mastery Logistics Systems was established in 2019 with the mission to help large carriers, logistics service providers, and shippers manage complex transportation needs in an efficient, cohesive, and intelligent way. Mastery is led by founder Jeff Silver, whose previous systems and teams have powered some of the largest logistics companies in North America for over four decades. Mastery is building logistics solutions and systems from the ground up with a growing team of engineering, programming, and implementation experts.
Mastery's MasterMind® TMS is a comprehensive cloud-based SaaS transportation management system, designed to be the World's First Lovable TMS™. MasterMind® TMS is built for size, stability, speed, and automation, providing unprecedented visibility and control by embracing the complexity that is the reality of the supply chain world.
To learn more about Mastery Logistics Systems, visit Mastery.net
About Averitt Express
Serving shippers for over 50 years, Averitt is a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management solutions with an international reach to 100+ countries. Averitt's LTL, Truckload, Dedicated, Distribution & Fulfillment, and Integrated services provide shippers access to a wide array of services and customized solutions that cover every link in the supply chain. Together, these services and technology offerings provide "The Power of One" to shippers, allowing them access to multiple transportation solutions from a single provider. Averitt's 9,000+ associates are dedicated to delivering the most reliable services within the industry, and to promoting a company culture that is centered around people, communities and giving back. For more information, call 1-800-AVERITT (283-7488) or visit AverittExpress.com.