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Carrier Spotlight June 2014 | ABF Freight

August 2, 2014

This month’s Carrier Spotlight highlights the company ABF Freight, which was established in 1923 and is one the nation’s largest LTL Carriers. With approximately 11,000 full-time employees and leading-edge technology, their 2013 revenue was $1.7 billion. ABF is a subsidiary of ArcBest Corp. and a sister company to ABF Logistics, Inc. They have come a long way from being a small local carrier, to a regional, national, and a now global provider of transportation solutions.

ArcBest continues to develop ABF, and despite the economic and recessionary challenges, they ended 2013 in a healthy financial condition with
unrestricted cash and short term investments of  $141....

Good News | Tips & Trends to Growing Your Agency by Wendy Brightwell

August 1, 2014

GlobalTranz has grown into a $271M industry leader in just 11 short years. One of the driving factors in our growth has been continued success and development of our current Agent Partners. Here are a few tips and trends that have worked for our Agents throughout the years.


Recruit people from the logistics community for outside sales & hire entry-level grads for inside sales Utilize our CSP (Customer Specific Pricing) for more competitive companies Utilize all three modes of transportation (LTL, FTL and Air Freight/Expedited) Ask for referrals from the client for their vendors as well as their customers Work hard & be kind. That is all.


Put all your eggs in one basket; do not rely on one or two clients to feed your family Get lazy Don’t forget to ask about handling the client’s inbound shipments....

Employee of the Month July 2014 | Mayra Zazueta

July 30, 2014

We are delighted to announce Mayra Zazueta as our Employee of the Month for July. Mayra has been with the company for three years now and has since been promoted to Supply Chain Manager. She has excelled in her position due to hard work and dedication. “I don’t easily give up and I like to challenge myself with new duties and responsibilities.”

Among Mayra’s workload, she is currently supervising the SCM Coordinators’ duties making sure they are promptly following up with our customers, agents, and partner warehouses’ requests. She also works with our sales agents, new prospect clients, and partner’s warehouses where she helps build relationships and negotiate rates.

Mayra’s journey to GlobalTranz truly began when she first attended Mesa Community College, where she received her A.A. in Business. She then transferred to W.P. Carey School of Business and obtained a B.S. in Supply Chain Management. She worked part-time for a real estate company throughout school before...

Carrier Spotlight July 2014 | UPS Freight

July 29, 2014

Speed. Coverage. Flexibility. And guaranteed reliability.

UPS Freight is one of the largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers in the United States and a leading provider of truckload (TL) services. Serving customers throughout North America, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands, UPS Freight offers a full range of regional and long-haul capabilities and an on-time delivery guarantee for all LTL shipments.


Founded in 1907 as a messenger company in the United States, UPS has grown into a multi-billion-dollar corporation by clearly focusing on the goal of enabling commerce around the globe. Today, UPS is a global company with one of the most recognized and admired brands in the world.

As the world's largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of...

Agent of the Month - July 2014 | Supply-Chain Associates - Dennis Martin

July 29, 2014

GlobalTranz is happy to announce our Agent of the Month, Dennis Martin with Supply-Chain Associates. Along with his strong work ethic, Dennis brings with him 15 years of experience in the industry. Supply-Chain Associates is currently a seven-person team, they are determined to bring in a million a month in revenue by the start of 2015.

Dennis’s father bought a small trucking company in the late 90’s. After being in the corporate world for a few years and finishing his MBA, Dennis joined his father’s company, effectively launching his career in the logistics industry. Together they expanded their assets from 5-80 trucks in only a short three years. He is very thankful for the experience and all he learned, but claims he will never own another truck again. He recently partnered with GlobalTranz in May of this year. With 99% of his business being based in Full Truckload, he now intends to devote his efforts towards diversifying his business, incorporating LTL. He intends to...

Helpdesk July 2014 Update

July 21, 2014

There were 3,142 Help Desk tickets in June, of which Agent Support handled 2,372 (76%)  

Remaining tickets were handled by other departments

Please continue to send all questions to the Help Desk, as this allows GTZ to track Agent issues and Corporate response times –

Please refrain from contacting Agent Support via email to their personal accounts as this makes requests un-trackable

• Agent Support works mainly through the Help Desk portal rather than their emails

• Please visit the Help Desk website for additional tips and announcements

If you are...

GlobalTranz Agent of the Month, May 2014 - J&B Logistics - Jake Oberst and Bart Champine

July 8, 2014

We are happy to announce two gentlemen from Wisconsin, Jake Oberst and Bart Champine of J&B Logistics as Agent of the Month for May. Their journey into logistics started when they were selling advertisement to the owner of a brokerage firm who noticed their skills and then recruited them. They’ve been in the business now for seven years and have a goal of growing to four million in revenue in the next year. GlobalTranz has been a partner for three years now and are currently utilizing FLT services.

When asked for their best piece of advice for newer agents just getting started, they answered, “....Be honest, don’t over commit, selling yourself as a service provider instead of selling the lowest rate will build stronger relationships with customers.”

What inspires and motivates them the most is their drive from being self-employed and the financial gain that comes from their hard work. Their focus right now is growing their LTL sales with three people on their team...

GlobalTranz Agent of the Month, June 2014 - Streamline Logistics - Jeff Mullin

July 2, 2014

GlobalTranz is delighted to name Streamline Logistics as our Agent of the Month. Jeff Mullin is the head of Streamline Logistics with Mike Bono as his right hand man. Jeff has been partnered with GlobalTranz since 2010. “I flew out from Boston to Phoenix for a meeting with Andrew and Michael Leto, … from that point on I was completely sold on their vision. I cannot imagine where my life would be right now if I had not found GlobalTranz, nor would I ever want to.”

Jeff started in the shipping industry ten years ago as a recent college graduate where he became the owner operator of a number of Fedex Ground routes. Soon after, he joined the logistics industry in 2007 working for a 3PL selling DHL small parcel. Jeff then transitioned into selling freight when DHL stopped its domestic services with the US. In 2010, he was searching for a new 3PL to partner with when he found GlobalTranz. By the end of 2011, Jeff was a President’s Club member and Top 20 Agent. Mike Bono joined the...

Featured Article | Best LinkedIn Practices by Wendy Brightwell

June 26, 2014

Lead Generation is Easier Than Ever!

Once upon a time, drivers posted handwritten notes on truck stop bulletin boards, and brokers used those same boards to locate trucks and book the shipments. Today, social media platforms are replacing older ways of communication and once again changing the transportation industry. Due to the technology behind cell phones, they are now an immediate outlet for communication and networking. Don’t get left behind!

Although you may be sick of hearing how important it is to utilize social media, there is a good reason for all the hype! Social media isn’t going anywhere. It is important to utilize it as leverage for your business, because it is where your current and future customers are. There are thousands of social media networks out there, and it is important to know which ones are right for you. The big players are Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. A recent study showed that these networks have over 800 million...

GlobalTranz Employee of the Month, June 2014 - Hillary Yee

June 24, 2014

GlobalTranz’s Employee of the Month for June, is someone who is truly dedicated and enthusiastic about her job and is exceptionally focused on what’s best for the company. That person is none other than, Hillary Yee. Hillary has been with GlobalTranz for three and half years where she started as a Traffic Coordinator and is now our Pricing Administrator. Some of her duties include managing two pricing analysts, a traffic analyst, and pricing support. She has recently started to negotiate pricing for small regional carriers.

Hillary grew up in the pleasant town of Oologah, Oklahoma and attended St. Gregory’s University for two years where she played soccer on a full ride scholarship. Later, she finished her Bachelors in Biology at the University of Central Oklahoma and accepted an internship at the Department of Environmental Quality. Finally, when she had completed the internship, she returned to school to receive her Master’s Degree in Environmental Science from Oklahoma...