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GlobalTranz Releases New Branding 2014

April 15, 2014
GlobalTranz is proud to announce a new streamlined brand with a cleaner look, to better represent us in todays modern marketplace.    This company wide change is to take immediate effect.

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The Heartbleed Vulnerability May Affect You, What to Know

April 11, 2014
As part of GlobalTranz ongoing commitment to technology and those who use it, we would like to take a moment to make everyone aware of a recently discovered internet security threat known as "Heartbleed". This security threat is a means for hackers to steal information from you without your knowledge. The root cause of this security threat is both complex and simple, we’d like to explain it in a way that everyone can understand.    When a computer makes a connection with a server, a few things happen. One of these things is called a "heartbeat"; which is a two way exchange of data to ensure the connection is healthy and alive.    The discovered vulnerability lies in this transaction of data. It allows a malicious person an opening to steal your information by dishonestly portraying the amount of data being shared, which could potentially contain passwords or other vital information. We want to make everyone aware of the issue, and need to protect themselves.    Here is a...

Good News by Wendy Brightwell

March 31, 2014

Those of you fortunate enough to be located in the east may have noticed the state of emergency caused by the “polar vortex.” It’s by no surprise, that last winter our severe weather devastated the transportation industry.  The storm completely shut down businesses causing lag time on shipments, lack of capacity and increased rates. Drivers were unable to get their trucks on the road due to ice and even frozen fuel lines.  The winter storms left many feeling crippled by lost time, money and resources. Many storm measures have driven up spot pricing and led to higher demands for intermodal truck services. The good news is that the American Trucking Associations’ Truck Tonnage Index was up 2.8% in February after a 4.5% decline in January. For the first two months of 2014, the index is up 2.3% compared to the same period in 2013. The transportation tonnage and shipment reports indicate that the U.S. economy recovering from heavy winter weather in January and early February, with...

Helpdesk March 2014 Update

March 31, 2014

There were 2,842 Help Desk tickets in February, of which Agent Support handled 2,448 (86%)  

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 – helpdesk@globaltranz.com

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 

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TIPS FOR TAX SEASON | FROM TERRY TESSMER

March 31, 2014
Agents, it's that time of year again and we are all frantically collecting our tax information and documents. Here at corporate, we are getting ready for our annual financial statement audit and tax return preparation.    By the time you read this article, you may have already filed your federal and state corporate returns, however some of you have filed extensions until September 16th allowing you time to file those returns. If you are a sole proprietor or a single-member LLC, you will use schedule C on your 1040 to report your business income and you have until April 15th to do so or file an individual extension until October 15, 2013.  Depending on the type of entity you own, there are many different types of deductions you can take.    See deductions list : Although I am not a tax expert, I am a CPA and I encourage you to consult your tax advisor with any questions you may have. I would be happy to assist you in evaluating whether you are being charged fairly by your...

GlobalTranz Agent of the Month, March 2014 - Our Freight Guy

March 31, 2014
Andrew Roth and Lee Moulton started their Agency, Our Freight Guy, with GlobalTranz in November, 2013. Collectively they have 23 years of experience in the Transportation Industry.  Our Freight Guy has five active members on their team and another two in training, each of which acts as their own CSR for the accounts that they manage.  Customer service is something that both Andrew and Lee pride themselves on and feel that knowing the account inside and out is paramount to customer loyalty, they say one of their golden rules is “follow up, follow up, follow up!”  Within the next year Our Freight Guy would like to double their current business by bringing on new team members and by consistently reaching out to new clients.  Andrew and Lee are still learning the ins and outs of the GlobalTranz systems, but are looking to bring on some large CSP accounts shortly.  As a team, they focus primarily on Less-Than-Truckload and Volume, which has given them the highest margin in the past, with...

GlobalTranz Employee of the Month, March 2014 - Michael Boyle

March 31, 2014
Michael Boyle is a Senior Logistics Specialist and has been a part of the GlobalTranz team for a little over a year.  We would like to recognize his achievements here as our March Employee of the Month.  He says that he loves interacting with, and helping people. He believes that this industry is built on a foundation where relationships are everything, which has contributed to his success.  Within his first year at GlobalTranz Michael was able to move over $500,000 in sales in two months, helping him join the Presidents Club.  Michael has already finalized over one million dollars since the beginning of 2014.  He would like to acknowledge his Junior Logistics Specialist, Laura Lysacek-Campbell for all of the hard work that she has contributed towards helping them achieve their goals.   When asked what his most memorable moment at GlobalTranz has been, he shared “having lunch with Mike Leto and getting to really know each other on a personal level, it is really nice to know that...

Being released this weekend, as part of our commitment to the most innovative products in the marketplace. The VPTL Quote Tool

March 7, 2014

What if it were possible to automate the time-consuming process of requesting volume rates from carriers? A process that typically involves laborious phone calls to each carrier requesting their rates. 

The VPTL (Volume Partial Truckload) tool sends carriers an email prompting them to log into our carrier portal, hosted within our proprietary software, CarrierRate, and submit their bids there. The exhausting task of calling carriers for rates has become obsolete.

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GlobalTranz Employee of the Month, February 2014 -Tracy Kleckley

February 27, 2014
GlobalTranz is very pleased to announce Tracy Kleckley as Employee of the month.  Tracy is a Claims Analyst that comes to us with 20 years of experience in the automobile and liability fields.  Tracy says she is successful at her job because it allows her to use her investigative, negotiation and customer service skills along with her claims industry knowledge.     Tracy handles truckload claims, she makes sure all of the documents are accurate, then contacts the carriers, customers, agents and insurance carriers.  She also files the claims with the carriers and or their insurance carrier.  Tracy is responsible for following up with updates on behalf of the agents and customers along with resolution of the claim when possible.  She also helps out her co-workers with their LTL claims by filing and gathering information.     Tracy is originally from Milwaukee, WI but grew up in Chicago, IL before moving out to Arizona.  In her spare time she enjoys reading or listening to...

Helpdesk February 2014 Update

February 27, 2014

There were 3,098 Help Desk tickets in January, of which Agent Support handled 2,641 (85%) 

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 – helpdesk@globaltranz.com

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 

http://helpdesk.globaltranz.com/

 

• Please note that Corporate is unable to give out logins or account numbers for our Carrier's. The reason for this is because this...

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