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PHOENIX and CHICAGO (October 16, 2018) — (BUSINESS WIRE) GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., a leading technology-driven third-party logistics (3PL) solutions provider, today announced that it has closed its previously announced acquisition of AFN Logistics, an award-winning leader in freight brokerage, 3PL and transportation management services. The acquisition further accelerates GlobalTranz’s growth and market leadership in the 3PL industry and creates a company that will exceed $1.5 billion in revenue.

“We are excited to welcome the AFN team and to combine the unique strengths of both companies,” said Bob Farrell, chairman and CEO. “AFN combined with GlobalTranz creates a powerful 3PL with a market-leading end-to-end logistics tech suite, expansive network of high-quality and dedicated-capacity, and top talent in the industry. Our joint company will further accelerate our ability to provide sophisticated technology and transportation solutions that drive operative and competitive advantages for our customers.”

AFN Logistics is GlobalTranz’s seventh acquisition since January 2017, expanding its footprint and capabilities with Greensboro-based SynchOne, LLC, Dallas-based AJR Transportation, Salt Lake City-based Apex Logistics Group, Milwaukee-based Global Freight Source, Minneapolis-based Logistics Planning Services, and Richmond-based Worthington Logistics.

Ranked the 10th largest freight brokerage in the US by Transport Topics and voted an Inbound Logistics Top 10 3PL for 2018, GlobalTranz is driving strong growth with 25,000+ customers through technology innovation, a network of 34,000+ carriers, transformative M&A, creative products and superior customer service delivered by the best people in the industry.

For more information about GlobalTranz, visit www.globaltranz.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @globaltranz.

About AFN Logistics

AFN is an award-winning leader in freight brokerage, third-party logistics, and transportation management services that has served the needs of major manufacturers, top-20 retailers, and best-in-class carriers in North America since 2003. Known for its commitment to client service, AFN has a robust suite of people-first, technology-enabled solutions — from truckload, LTL, managed transportation and consolidation services to risk management, carrier compliance, cargo security and surveillance, and more.

About GlobalTranz

GlobalTranz is a technology-driven freight brokerage company specializing in LTL, full truckload, third-party logistics and expedited shipping services. GlobalTranz is leading the market in innovative logistics technology that optimizes the efficiency of freight movement and matches shipper demand and carrier capacity in near real-time. Leveraging its extensive freight agent network, GlobalTranz has emerged as a fast-growing market leader with a customer base of over 25,000 shippers. In 2018, Transport Topics ranked GlobalTranz as the 10th largest freight brokerage firm in the U.S.

About The Jordan Company, L.P.

TJC (www.thejordancompany.com), founded in 1982, is a middle-market private equity firm that has managed funds with original capital commitments in excess of $11 billion since 1987 and a 35-year track record of investing in and contributing to the growth of many businesses across a wide range of industries including Industrials, Transportation and Logistics, Healthcare and Consumer, and Telecom, Technology and Utility. The senior investment team has been investing together for over 20 years and is supported by the Operations Management Group, which was established in 1988 to initiate and support operational improvements in portfolio companies. Headquartered in New York, NY, TJC also has an office in Chicago, IL.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Annie Graupner 612-229–4040
communications@globaltranz.com

GlobalTranz CEO Bob Farrell to be Featured on SiriusXM’s Work of Tomorrow 

Farrell to discuss technology advances in the evolving freight and logistics industry on SiriusXM Business Radio.

PHOENIX (October 11, 2018) — (BUSINESS WIRE) GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., a leading technology-driven freight management solution provider, today announced its chairman and CEO, Bob Farrell, will be the featured guest on Work of Tomorrow, an exclusive SiriusXM Business Radio series.

Farrell will sit down with SiriusXM host and Wharton Professor, Christian Terwiesch, to discuss the evolving freight and logistics industry, technology advances revolutionizing the supply chain and what the future holds.

“Digitalization of freight and logistics demands innovative new technology-based products and services that drive improvement in supply chains”, said Bob Farrell, chairman and CEO of GlobalTranz. “I look forward to discussing the ever-increasing sophistication of logistics and how technology-driven companies like GlobalTranz are paving the future of freight through enhanced customer and carrier experiences.”

Work of Tomorrow with Bob Farrell will premiere, October 15 at 5:00pm ET on SiriusXM Business Radio, channel 132 and On Demand at SiriusXM.com. Powered by the Wharton School, Business Radio is an exclusive 24/7 channel featuring world-renowned professors and distinguished executives, entrepreneurs, innovators and business experts as special guests. The show covers every aspect of business from the biggest headlines to how to build a business from the ground up.

Ranked the 10th largest freight brokerage in the US by Transport Topics and voted an Inbound Logistics Top 10 3PL for 2018, GlobalTranz is driving strong growth with 25,000+ customers through technology innovation, a network of 34,000+ carriers, transformative M&A, creative products and superior customer service delivered by the best people in the industry.

Visit https://businessradio.wharton.upenn.edu/shows/work-of-tomorrow/ and www.globaltranz.com for more information.

 About GlobalTranz

GlobalTranz is a technology-driven freight brokerage company specializing in LTL, full truckload, third-party logistics and expedited shipping services. GlobalTranz is leading the market in innovative logistics technology that optimizes the efficiency of freight movement and matches shipper demand and carrier capacity in near real-time. Leveraging its extensive freight agent network, GlobalTranz has emerged as a fast-growing market leader with a customer base of over 25,000 shippers. Transport Topics ranked GlobalTranz the 10th largest freight brokerage firm in the U.S. for 2018.

About Sirius XM Radio

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the world’s largest radio company measured by revenue and has approximately 33.5 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment, and a wide-range of Latin music, sports and talk programming. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers through SiriusXM Traffic™, SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic®, NavWeather™. SiriusXM delivers weather, data and information services to aircraft and boats through SiriusXM Aviation™ and SiriusXM Marine™. In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides commercial-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has approximately 2.6 million subscribers. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Annie Graupner 612-229–4040
communications@globaltranz.com

PHOENIX (October 9, 2018)  (BUSINESS WIRE) GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., a leading technology-driven freight management solution provider, today announced its CEO and chairman, Bob Farrell will participate in a high-caliber executive panel discussion at the 3PL Value Creation North America Summit 2018 being held in Chicago.

Farrell will be sharing his insights and experiences during the “3PL Market Trends and Executive Predictions” panel on Thursday, October 18th from 11:35 AM – 12:45 PM CST. Evan Armstrong, president of Armstrong & Associates, Inc., will be moderating the panel. The panel will discuss trends, predictions, growth, challenges, opportunities and factors driving operational efficiencies in the 3PL market. Other panelists joining Farrell include: Frank Guenzerodt, president and CEO of Dachser USA Air & Sea Logistics Inc., Chris Pickett, chief strategy officer of Coyote Logistics, Tom Sanderson, executive chairman of Transplace, and Douglas Waggoner, chairman and CEO of Echo Global Logistics.

“GlobalTranz was an early proponent of leveraging technology to streamline and accelerate the movement of freight and deliver transparent 3PL services,” said Farrell. “Our technology platform is bringing a new level of innovation to the market, and our recent acquisitions have enabled us to expand further into managed transportation and specialty freight services. I look forward to an interactive dialog with other members of the logistics community on the future of the market and how to best address current and emerging challenges.”

The Summit, taking place in Chicago, October 16 – 18, brings together C-level 3PL executives, investment community leaders, and technology innovators to assess the future of the third-party logistics market and explore strategies for value creation to forge competitive advantage.

Sponsored by Armstrong & Associates, Inc., a leader in 3PL market research and consulting, attendees will glean insights into the operational and financial aspects of the global 3PL industry through executive panels, market intelligence and thought leadership.

For more information, visit www.globaltranz.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @globaltranz.

About GlobalTranz

GlobalTranz is a technology-driven freight brokerage company specializing in LTL, full truckload, third-party logistics and expedited shipping services. GlobalTranz is leading the market in innovative logistics technology that optimizes the efficiency of freight movement and matches shipper demand and carrier capacity in near real-time. Leveraging its extensive freight agent network, GlobalTranz has emerged as a fast-growing market leader with a customer base of over 25,000 shippers. Transport Topics ranked GlobalTranz the 10th largest freight brokerage firm in the U.S. for 2018.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Annie Graupner 612-229–4040
communications@globaltranz.com

 The logistics and supply chain industry is complex. GlobalTranz is committed to helping businesses and logistics professionals stay knowledgeable and up-to-date on the market and logistics best practices. Every month, we’re sharing trends and news impacting the logistics and supply chain industry. Here are some of the top headlines from September.

 Logistics Industry News

 

The 4PL Era Begins
Many companies are seeking logistics service providers that can handle everything in their evolving supply chains. More businesses are seeking 4PL services to manage all their supply chain operations,  break down silos and drive end-to-end visibility and transparency. Read More.

Shippers Overcoming Truck Capacity Challenges With Intermodal
It’s clear that pressure on shipping capacity and rates from the ELD mandate, ongoing driver shortage and a robust economy won’t be going away any time soon. To overcome those issues, some shippers are finding — or rediscovering — intermodal shipping service. Read More.

Transportation & Freight Markets

 

Going Up: What’s Driving Trucking Forward
At the recent FTR Transportation conference, economists shared their insights about the current economy, whether a recession is approaching, current freight markets, and what to expect in the coming months. Read More.

Capacity Increases, Spot Market Moderated For Now
We are experiencing one of the longest running economic expansions in the modern era, creating an incredibly dynamic freight environment. For months, capacity crunch and soaring rates have been unavoidable. Carriers have been investing in infrastructure and utilizing technology to increase capacity, as the bullish market has shown little sign of slowing. Read More.

Economy & Supply Chain

 

Tariffs Spurring Volatility in US Economic Forecast
Amid the tariff battle between the United States and China, net exports are expected to be a drag on third-quarter economic growth. Read More.

 U.S. Consumer Confidence Unexpectedly Jumps to 18-Year High
Consumer confidence unexpectedly jumped in September, reaching one of the best levels in a half-century of data. A strong job market and tax cuts keep Americans optimistic about the state of the economy and their finances, even amid an escalating trade war with China. Read More.

Technology & Innovation

 

3PLs Using New Tech to Build Dedicated Freight Lanes
As e-commerce delivery demands continue to increase and freight markets become more complex, logistics service providers are using technology to help businesses automate capacity sourcing and increase customers’ service levels. Read More. 

Rapid Tech ‘Transformation’ Tests Shippers, Carriers
As more companies recognize their supply chains as a source of opportunity for growth rather than a cost center, technology is becoming the perfect enabler. But businesses are finding that their legacy systems are preventing them from scaling operations and meeting their growing customer fulfillment expectations. Read More.

Regulation, Safety & Labor

 

NAFTA Replaced: Canada Agrees to Join U.S. and Mexico in New Trade Deal
On September 30th, The U.S., Canada and Mexico reached a new, modernized trade agreement, called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA is said to give “workers, farmers, ranchers and businesses a high-standard trade agreement that will result in freer markets, fairer trade and robust economic growth in our region.” Read More.

Congress Takes Next Step Toward Drone Delivery
The U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives released a Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization bill for the use of drone-based delivery for everything from medical supplies to consumer goods. Read More.

 

Learn how to drive efficiencies and cost savings into your evolving supply chain.  Call 866-275-1407 or Contact Us.

 

The competition for freight brokers and independent freight agents is fierce. There is a constant pressure to add value for clients and show them consistent improvement of their freight operations and spend. At the same time, freight broker agents need to dedicate time to finding new clients and growing their business.

Technology is a perfect enabler to take a freight business to the next level. The right TMS platform will help a freight broker agent solve their clients’ logistics challenges, find new revenue sources, and increase their efficiency to free-up more time to grow their business.

Here’s a breakdown of a TMS’s top five benefits for independent freight agents and brokers: 

  1. Provides Big Data Analytics; Helps You Make Smarter Decisions and Grow Faster

TMS software can harness the power of big data, which helps you discover insights about your business. You can use this data to make faster and smarter decisions that solve complex logistics problems for your customers. These tools will help you win more business and grow faster. 

  1. Streamlines Operations & Increases Net Profits

From fees and tariffs to damage claims, freight agents must deal with scores of data points for each shipment. A TMS with advanced AI (artificial intelligence) capabilities will optimize carrier selection, rating, routing and help you choose the most efficient and cost-effective routes for your customers. You won’t waste time manually inputting data and updating shippers on shipment status as a TMS will automate manual processes. The result: you’ll reduce overhead and increase net profits. Additionally, by providing your customers a TMS like GlobalTranz’s GTZship™, you’ll empower them with full control and transparency into their shipments. 

  1. Improves Cash Flow Management

Some freight agents outsource the financial management functions of their business to a third party rather than risk mismanaging their financials. However, with the right TMS software, you can manage your own financial functions. The right software, such as GlobalTranz’s GTZcommand™, will help you invoice shippers, pay carriers and process insurance claims all yourself. You can accomplish it all through a single interface while producing informative, detailed reports to share with your customers.  

  1. Increases Customer Service & Retention

When you provide consistent, excellent service, customer retention improves sharply. Customer churn is expensive, and a robust TMS will help you drive efficiency into your customers’ supply chains and overall cost savings. GlobalTranz’s TMS, for instance, helps you surpass your customers’ expectations with total control tower visibility. Your customers get real-time carrier capacity, rate information and tracking which results in the right carriers being paired with your customers’ loads every time.  

  1. Drives Business Planning 

Author Alan Lakein famously said, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” And whether you’re a solo freight agent or run a business with other employees, you need to plan. The good news is a TMS can provide you with all the data you need to forecast, plan and grow your freight business. Harness the information that’s in the system to help you better manage your agency, quarter-to-quarter, year-to-year. 

 

Learn how a TMS can help your freight business grow and attract new customers. Get a demo of our industry-leading GTZcommand™ TMS for freight agents, brokers and 3PLs.

When weekend promotional giveaways at a Las Vegas casino were delayed due to customs issues, GlobalTranz expedited shipping picked up the load from the port and transported it to the casino in time for the big event. 

Traditionally expedited shipping has been used to solve these kinds of challenges. When a shortage of materials or components could shut down the production line, or impact a big event, expedited delivery saves the day. However, shippers across all industries are also finding that customized expedited shipping services can help them meet the increasing delivery demands from consumer and business buyers. 

Expedited trucking typically operates with three levels of vehicles: straight box trucks, vans, and hot shots or heavy-duty pickups towing trailers such as boxes and flatbeds. Expedited shipping carriers don’t face the same capacity challenges that leave truckload and LTL carriers to increase rates while scrambling to fulfill their commitments. 

Here’s a look at why more shippers are looking at expedited shipping as an integral component of their supply chains. 

  1. Expedited Service Means Dedicated Service

Expedited delivery services typically involve dedicated Point A to Point B shipments of must-have products in less than truckload quantities, by truck or by air, with service guarantees. Because the vehicle is dedicated to the shipment, the rate is basically the same whether the load is one pallet or ten pallets.  

Expedited shipping services make the most sense when the product is urgent or time-critical. Basically, any commodity can move in expedited service, from manufacturing raw materials and components to food and beverage products. 

  1. Transit Times

Rates are higher than standard LTL or truckload service, but in most cases, shipping cost is not the issue. Shutting down an assembly line to save a few thousand on shipping costs doesn’t make sense. Instead, transit time is the top factor for choosing expedited shipping, although shippers value customized handling as well. 

The smaller trucks often used for expedited shipping operate under different hours of service regulations than full-size semis, so they can generally cover the same distance in less time.  

  1. Reduced Handling & Damage

With expedited truck service, the shipment moves directly from shipper to consignee in the same truck. Compare that with LTL operations that usually require cross-docking or unloading and reloading freight at a terminal. 

 With expedited shipping, there’s no en route handling, so there’s less chance of damage or loss. Of course, LTL and truckload shipping offers a high level of quality, but, expedited shipping provides a higher level of customized service.  

  1. Service Diversions

Expedited shipping services can save the day with shipment diversion. That’s when a shipment is moving in truckload or LTL service, but it’s not moving fast enough. Perhaps an assembly line needs two days worth of parts to keep it operating until the full shipment arrives. An expedited carrier can divert all or a portion of the load and move it to the destination so the assembly line can stay open.   

  1. Better Capacity Availability

Currently, expedited trucking rates are more stable than truckload and LTL rates as carriers work through capacity challenges and productivity impacts from ELD implementation and the driver shortage. Typically expedited carriers are standing by to move your loads at rates that aren’t inflated by short-term fluctuations. 

  1. Air & Ocean Freight Experts

The GlobalTranz expedited shipping group also manages domestic and international air freight and domestic ocean freight. GlobalTranz is an indirect air carrier certified by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). As an IAC, GlobalTranz has developed a security program that meets TSA requirements. The company is also a member of the Air Forwarders Association to keep up to date on the federal regulations. 

Shippers of high-value cargo, such as consumer electronics, often use air freight to reduce the possibility of damage and move products through their supply chains faster. 

The expedited shipping group also manages domestic ocean freight, such as moving supplies for rebuilding Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. 

  1. Disaster Response

In the aftermath of a storm, like the most recent Hurricane Florence, expedited shipping can be a lifesaver for your supply chain. Expedited shipping services are more agile and responsive when major roadways may be congested or closed. Large trucks must stick to approved truck routes. By using smaller vehicles, the expedited department can facilitate deliveries into natural disaster areas for relief supplies and just-in-time deliveries. We also have the option of combining air freight with ground shipping to reach disaster areas quickly.  

Also, when natural disasters occur, prioritization of available trucks goes to transporting relief and emergency supplies over standard freight, which can impact capacity. Utilizing expedited services can help mitigate capacity challenges during those times.  

Talk to Experienced Expedited Pros 

Expedited shipping can play an integrated role in your supply chain with dedicated, customized service that’s faster than other options. Work with an experienced partner like the GlobalTranz team of expedited shipping experts that connect your freight with approved, high-quality carriers.

 

Get in touch with the GlobalTranz team of expedited shipping experts; we’re ready to help you move your freight faster.

 

It’s clear that pressure on shipping capacity and rates from the ELD mandate, the ongoing driver shortage and a robust economy won’t be going away any time soon. To overcome those issues, some shippers are finding — or rediscovering — intermodal shipping service. By moving trailers and containers via rail versus over-the-road trucking, shippers can bypass capacity issues and find lower costs.

The trend has been evident as intermodal traffic volumes have been strong over the past several months. Through the first 36 weeks of 2018, intermodal rail traffic is up 6 percent over the same time last year, according to the Association of American Railroads.

Converting traffic to intermodal shipping services makes sense for many shippers. Here’s a look at some important aspects of intermodal shipping you should consider.

Flexibility

Converting traffic to intermodal works best for shippers who are able to trade longer transit times for lower rates. It’s especially efficient when moving from a major market near an intermodal terminal to another major market with facilities, cutting down on drayage time and costs on either end of the shipment.

Suits more traffic

A few years ago, intermodal traffic was most efficient for moves of 700 miles or more. That was the upper limit of a one-day truck move, so it made sense to make longer hauls by rail. However, now with the ELD mandate, drivers may not be able to make the same moves in one day. What used to be a one-day truck move is now a two-day move. Now, if shifting to intermodal adds only one additional day, then the lower cost might be an attractive tradeoff. We’re finding that intermodal is attractive for shipments in the 500-600 mile range now, such as between major markets on the East Coast.

Improved service

Railroads are investing billions in improving intermodal infrastructure and services. New and expanded terminals, improvement of overall network velocity and removing inefficiencies that delay transit times are top priorities for railroads to ensure they retain traffic they’ve recently gained from over-the-road trucks.

Long-term conversion

If shippers adapt their supply chains to the pace of intermodal, they may be able to shift some of their products to ship earlier in the year to avoid peak congestion and build longer transit times into their strategies. Converting at least a portion of traffic to intermodal can pay off in long-term savings as OTR rates rise.

Drayage capacity

Intermodal drayage is not immune to capacity issues. Drayage, the truck movement on either end of the rail shipment from the terminal to origin or destination, still relies on drivers who can have their choice of freight right now. If a shipment requires multiple stops, or a 200-mile drive to pick up or drop off, the driver may be less willing to sign on for the move.

Transit times

Intermodal shipping works best when there’s some flexibility in transit time. If shippers can forecast freight needs a few days further out, they can build in time for intermodal service. With some additional planning, shippers can reduce costs with intermodal.

Ultimately, it’s up to the shipper to choose the best mode to serve their supply chain. Some freight is very time sensitive and should stay with an over-the-road option. If you’d like to explore intermodal possibilities, we can help you weigh the advantages of converting traffic to intermodal and provide you custom logistics solutions that meet your supply chain goals.

 

Learn how intermodal shipping can drive consistent capacity and cost savings into your supply chain. Call 866.275.1407 or Contact Us

 

GlobalTranz Acquires AFN Logistics

Combined company to drive expanded technology and market leadership

PHOENIX and CHICAGO (September 13, 2018) —(BUSINESS WIRE) GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., a leading technology-driven third-party logistics (3PL) solutions provider, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire AFN Logistics, an award-winning leader in freight brokerage, 3PL logistics, and transportation management services. The acquisition further solidifies GlobalTranz’s position as a top freight brokerage firm and significantly increases its market share in 3PL services.  The transaction is expected to close within 45 days.

“I am excited to write the next chapter in AFN’s evolution with GlobalTranz,” said Owen Schnaper, chief executive officer of AFN. “Since Ryan Daube founded the business 15 years ago, AFN has focused on driving high value for its customers through unparalleled service with trusted freight carriers providing high-quality, consistent capacity. By combining with GlobalTranz, AFN can continue this history on a bigger platform with differentiated technology.  I know this combination will be attractive and beneficial to our clients and partners alike.”

“AFN Logistics is one of the fastest growing and most exciting companies in the 3PL space,” said Bob Farrell, chairman and chief executive officer of GlobalTranz.  “AFN has leveraged people, processes and technology to create unique solutions for its customers and develop strong carrier partnerships. Combining GlobalTranz’s and AFN’s network and technology along with the best talent in the industry creates a company that will exceed $1.5 billion in revenue and will further accelerate our growth and market leadership in the 3PL industry.”

GlobalTranz recently announced The Jordan Company, L.P. (TJC) as its new equity partner. “We are pleased to support the acquisition of AFN by GlobalTranz,” said Brian Higgins, senior partner, TJC. Higgins added, “GlobalTranz is executing on its strategy to drive market leadership by strong organic and acquired growth. AFN is a strong fit with this strategy.”

“Our unique hybrid combination of the best independent freight agents in the industry with our strong direct channels is a clear differentiator. AFN will further enhance our channels to market,” added Farrell.

Ranked the 10th largest freight brokerage in the US by Transport Topics and voted an Inbound Logistics Top 10 3PL for 2018, GlobalTranz is driving strong growth with 25,000+ customers through technology innovation, a network of 34,000+ carriers, transformative M&A, creative products and superior customer service delivered by the best people in the industry.

For more information, visit www.globaltranz.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @globaltranz.

About GlobalTranz

GlobalTranz is a technology-driven freight brokerage company specializing in LTL, full truckload, third-party logistics and expedited shipping services. GlobalTranz is leading the market in innovative logistics technology that optimizes the efficiency of freight movement and matches shipper demand and carrier capacity in near real-time. Leveraging its extensive freight agent network, GlobalTranz has emerged as a fast-growing market leader with a customer base of over 25,000 shippers. In 2018, Transport Topics ranked GlobalTranz as the 10th largest freight brokerage firm in the U.S.

About AFN Logistics

AFN is an award-winning leader in freight brokerage, third-party logistics, and transportation management services that has served the needs of major manufacturers, top-20 retailers, and best-in-class carriers in North America since 2003. Known for its commitment to client service, AFN has a robust suite of people-first, technology-enabled solutions — from truckload, LTL, managed transportation and consolidation services to risk management, carrier compliance, cargo security and surveillance, and more.

About The Jordan Company, L.P.

TJC (www.thejordancompany.com), founded in 1982, is a middle-market private equity firm that has managed funds with original capital commitments in excess of $11 billion since 1987 and a 35-year track record of investing in and contributing to the growth of many businesses across a wide range of industries including Industrials, Transportation and Logistics, Healthcare and Consumer, and Telecom, Technology and Utility. The senior investment team has been investing together for over 20 years and is supported by the Operations Management Group, which was established in 1988 to initiate and support operational improvements in portfolio companies. Headquartered in New York, New York, TJC also has an office in Chicago, Illinois.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Annie Graupner 612-229–4040
communications@globaltranz.com

Hurricane Florence Update – Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but remains incredibly dangerous.  Tropical-storm-force winds are hitting the NC/SC coastline right now and will increase to hurricane-force winds by tonight.  Landfall is expected to reach the US mainland late tonight or Friday morning.  Florence is expected to crawl along the coast of the Carolinas through Friday, producing catastrophic flooding and storm surge, before turning inland.

Our carrier partners and service providers continue their contingency preparations:

You should expect carrier operations to become increasingly challenged across the states of NC, SC, VA, and GA in the coming days.  New shipments may not be picked up for some time, and en route shipments may be significantly delayed.

If you need any specific carrier information such as which of their terminals may be closed and/or embargoed, please utilize the links below.  You can also reach out to LTLPricing@GlobalTranz.com for additional help.