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PHOENIX, AZ – May 18, 2017 – GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., a leading technology-driven freight management solution provider, today announced it has won the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Arizona Deal of the Year Award for its acquisition of Global Freight Source, Inc. The award was presented at the ACG Deal of the Year Award Dinner on May 16, 2017.

The “Deal of the Year” is an award given by the Arizona Chapter of the ACG to recognize a company or private equity firm for its accomplishments regarding a merger, acquisition or capital market transaction. The acquisition of Global Freight Source (GFS), a leading freight brokerage and logistics company, was a strategic move that helped GlobalTranz further solidify its position as a top freight brokerage firm.

Partners who were instrumental in helping GlobalTranz in this deal include: law firm Quarles & Brady LLP, Wells Fargo bank and accounting firm RSM US LLP.

“We are thrilled to be the recipient of the ACG Arizona Deal of the Year award for our acquisition of Global Freight Source,” said Bob Farrell, chairman and chief executive officer of GlobalTranz. “We hope to be in the running again in the future as mergers and acquisitions will continue to be a key component of our growth strategy.”

On the same day that GlobalTranz was recognized with the ACG Deal of the Year Award for its acquisition of GFS, the company announced its latest move – the acquisition of Logistics Planning Services (LPS), a leading managed transportation provider and freight brokerage company. The LPS addition will further accelerate GlobalTranz’ growth and significantly increase its market share in third-party logistics (3PL) services.

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 2017, Transport Topics ranked GlobalTranz as the 13th largest freight brokerage firm in the U.S. For more information, visit www.globaltranz.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @globaltranz.

 

 

PHOENIX, AZ and MINNEAPOLIS, MN – May 16, 2017 – GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., a leading technology-driven freight management solution provider, today announced it has acquired Logistics Planning Services (LPS), a leading managed transportation provider and freight brokerage company. The acquisition further solidifies GlobalTranz’ position as a top freight brokerage firm and significantly increases its market share in third-party logistics (3PL) services.

LPS has operated successfully for 30 years and has an extensive managed transportation client base as a result of its expertise in 3PL/4PL services. Its strong freight brokerage business brings added scale and capabilities to GlobalTranz. The LPS acquisition will also expand the types of freight GlobalTranz is able to move, adding large-scale and specialty freight management to the company’s roster of services.

“As a company that has always focused on customer success and long-term partnerships, we are extremely pleased to be joining a market leader like GlobalTranz,” said Kirsten Castillo Hall, chief executive officer of LPS. “GlobalTranz will enable us to more quickly grow our managed transportation and freight brokerage businesses and provide us with a strong, innovative logistics technology platform that I know will be attractive to our clients.”

“Logistics Planning Services is a significant acquisition for GlobalTranz and we are excited to have the team on board,” said Bob Farrell, chairman and chief executive officer of GlobalTranz. “LPS will enable GlobalTranz to immediately increase its focus and market share in managed transportation, which is directly in line with our vision to further our leadership in the 3PL industry. In addition, LPS brings additional scale to our freight brokerage operations and extends the type of freight we can move for our clients. The LPS addition will further accelerate our company’s growth.”

About Logistics Planning Services

Logistics Planning Services (LPS) is a third-party logistics (3PL) company providing single-source transportation management and logistics services for customers throughout the US and overseas.  Through state-of-the-art transportation management technology and dedicated logisticians, LPS simplifies the shipping process while providing meaningful cost reduction and complete visibility to cargo throughout the supply-chain.  For more information, visit www.shiplps.com.

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 2017, Transport Topics ranked GlobalTranz as the 13th largest freight brokerage firm in the U.S. For more information, visit www.globaltranz.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @globaltranz.

PHOENIX, AZ – May 11, 2017 – GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., a leading technology-driven freight management solution provider, today announced it has been named one of three finalists for the ACG Arizona Deal of the Year Award for its acquisition of Global Freight Source, Inc. The award recognizes the most significant merger and acquisition transactions that took place in Arizona in calendar year 2016.

The “Deal of the Year” is an award given by the Arizona Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) to recognize a company or private equity firm for its accomplishments regarding a merger, acquisition or capital market transaction. The award will recognize a deal/transaction in the Arizona marketplace involving established businesses with between $10 million and $750 million of revenue that closed in calendar year 2016. The winner will be announced at the Deal of the Year Award Dinner on May 16 at the Arizona Biltmore.

GlobalTranz made the finalist list for its acquisition of Global Freight Source, a leading freight brokerage and logistics company, which further solidified GlobalTranz’ position as a top freight brokerage firm.

“We are very pleased to be named one of only three finalists for the ACG Arizona Deal of the Year award,” said Bob Farrell, chairman and chief executive officer of GlobalTranz. “The Global Freight Source deal was strategic for us in that it brought a considerable amount of best practice knowledge that can be transferred to our other freight agents to accelerate revenue growth. Mergers and acquisitions will continue to be a key component of our growth strategy going forward, and we are pleased that this deal is being recognized by ACG.”

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 2017, Transport Topics ranked GlobalTranz as the 13th largest freight brokerage firm in the U.S. For more information, visit www.globaltranz.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @globaltranz.

 

 

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – April 24, 2017 – GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., a leading technology-driven freight management solution provider, today kicks off its 2017 Freight Agent Conference, being held April 24-26, 2017 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a record number of attendees.

The GlobalTranz Freight Agent Conference is an annual event that attracts top freight agents and transportation carriers from across the U.S. The 2017 event features an expanded agenda, more networking opportunities and an array of outside speakers. The agenda will focus on logistics industry challenges, best practices and trends.

Highlights of the 2017 GlobalTranz Freight Agent Conference agenda include:

Freight agents attending the event will also have the opportunity to gain first-hand access to top transportation carriers in a showcase format designed to maximize relationship-building.

Many of GlobalTranz’ key partners will be in attendance as sponsors of the event, including:

“Our network of freight agents and carriers is critical to GlobalTranz’ growth strategy and long-term success,” said Bob Farrell, chairman and CEO of GlobalTranz. “We have put together an agenda that explores the challenges and trends facing the industry and addresses them head-on with panel-driven dialog from logistics industry experts. This agenda combined with an inspiring keynote speaker, direct access to carriers and plenty of networking functions, is designed to educate, motivate and equip our freight agents to grow their businesses in the coming year. We look forward to hosting a memorable experience for all attendees.”

Follow the GlobalTranz conference conversation on Twitter with #GTZcon2017.

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 2017, Transport Topics ranked GlobalTranz as the 13th largest freight brokerage firm in the U.S. For more information, visit www.globaltranz.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @globaltranz.

 

The GlobalTranz 2017 Freight Agent Conference kicks off on Monday, April 24 — have you registered yet?  If not, email j.gomez@globaltranz.com today to reserve your spot.

You won’t want to miss the amazing line up of outside speakers and panel-driven session dialog on logistics and freight management challenges, best practices and trends. Not to mention great networking opportunities and evening events!

Highlights include:

Email Jen Gomez at j.gomez@globaltranz.com now — time is running out!

PHOENIX, AZ – April 13, 2017 – GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., a leading technology-driven freight management solution provider, today announced that Tracy Dick has joined the company as chief marketing officer. In this role, Tracy will be responsible for corporate communications, content management, product marketing, digital engagement, events and targeted demand generation programs.

Prior to joining GlobalTranz, Tracy spent 5 years at PetSmart where she held various marketing positions of increasing responsibility. Earlier in her career, Tracy held several marketing positions at Jack in the Box. Tracy brings a strong understanding of distribution, logistics and supply chain operations and is a dynamic leader with a track record of delivering innovative marketing programs that drive increased sales, margin and traffic.

“Having worked for major retailers my entire career, I’m excited to now be working for a growing leader in freight management and logistics,” said Tracy Dick, chief marketing officer of GlobalTranz. “Logistics has become a strategic function for nearly every large organization, and I look forward to helping GlobalTranz grow its market share and improve its ability to attract and retain top shippers, carriers and freight agents.”

“I’m pleased to welcome Tracy to the GlobalTranz team,” said Bob Farrell, chief executive officer of GlobalTranz. “Tracy’s experience brings both a B2B and B2C perspective that will help us achieve our growth goals and achieve the next milestones in our evolution as a leader in the freight brokerage and 3PL market.”

 

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 2017, Transport Topics ranked GlobalTranz as the 13th largest freight brokerage firm in the U.S. For more information, visit www.globaltranz.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @globaltranz.

Recruiting strong people is critical to company growth. In a signing ceremony with the U.S. Army on March 30, 2017, GlobalTranz officially joined the Army PaYS program — a channel for recruiting highly trained logistics and supply chain management professionals who have also served our country.

GlobalTranz was pleased to host U.S. Army LTC David S. Clukey, Phoenix Recruiting Battalion Commander, CPT Matthew T. Peterson and the soldiers of the Phoenix Recruiting Battalion to formalize the partnership.

Here are a few snapshots from the ceremony, led by GlobalTranz chairman and CEO, Bob Farrell, and U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, David Clukey.

The ceremony included a wonderful rendition of the national anthem by GlobalTranz’ own Victoria Faris. The U.S. Army PaYS Program is a strategic partnership between the Army and a cross section of private industry, academia and state and local public institutions. The U.S. Army PaYS Program guarantees soldiers a job interview and possible employment after their service in the Army. The PaYS Program provides America’s youth with the unique opportunity to simultaneously serve their country and prepare for their future.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – March 28, 2017 – GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., a leading technology-driven freight management solution provider, today announced the company will be a Diamond Sponsor for the 2017 NASSTRAC Shippers Conference and Transportation Expo, to be held April 9-12, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.

Key activities GlobalTranz has planned for the event include:

In addition, Greg Carter, chief technology officer for GlobalTranz, will participate on a panel session titled “UberFREIGHT – What’s Next” on Wednesday, April 12 at 8:30am.

“As a leader in technology-driven freight management and third-party logistics (3PL), we felt it was important to invest at a high level in NASSTRAC and have an executive presence on-site to mingle with shippers, carriers and our peers in the 3PL and transportation industries,” said Leigh Ann Schneider, vice president of direct sales for GlobalTranz.

“GlobalTranz was an early proponent of leveraging technology to streamline and accelerate the movement of freight,” said Greg Carter, chief technology officer for GlobalTranz. “Our technology platform is bringing a new level of innovation to the freight brokerage market, and I look forward to discussing how this fits in with the Uber for freight model that was recently introduced to the market.”

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 2016, Transport Topics ranked GlobalTranz as the 12th largest freight brokerage firm in the U.S. For more information, visit www.globaltranz.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @globaltranz.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – March 21, 2017 – GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., a leading technology-driven freight management solution provider, today announced it is forming a partnership with the U.S. Army to promote recruiting of soldiers and veterans.

The U.S. Army and GlobalTranz are scheduled to sign a partnership agreement March 30, 2017, as part of the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program at 10:30 a.m. at GlobalTranz Headquarters, 7350 N. Dobson Rd. #130, Scottsdale, AZ 85256.

The PaYS Program is a strategic partnership between the Army and a cross section of private industry, academia and state and local public institutes.  The U.S. Army PaYS Program guarantees soldiers a job interview and possible employment after their service in the Army.  The PaYS Program provides America’s youth with the unique opportunity to simultaneously serve their country and prepare for their future.

“GlobalTranz is proud to be joining the U.S. Army PaYS Program,” said Bob Farrell, chief executive officer of GlobalTranz. “We are growing rapidly, and recruiting the right people and skills to fill open positions is critical to our success. U.S. Army soldiers and veterans are highly trained and a great source for recruiting logistics talent and other skilled professionals for the GlobalTranz team. I look forward to making this partnership official in our signing ceremony on March 30.”

Members of the media who wish to cover the ceremony should RSVP to Mr. Alun Thomas, chief, advertising and public affairs, Phoenix Army Recruiting Battalion at 602-254-1981 or alun.h.thomas.civ@mail.mil.

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 2016, Transport Topics ranked GlobalTranz as the 12th largest freight brokerage firm in the U.S. For more information, visit www.globaltranz.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @globaltranz.