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PHOENIX, AZ – May 4, 2017 – GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., a leading technology-driven freight management solution provider, today announced the recipients of its annual Transportation Carrier Awards, honoring carriers for their performance in 2016. GlobalTranz presented the awards last week at its Freight Agent Conference in front of a record audience of nearly 300 freight agents, carriers, technology partners and investors.

GlobalTranz has an extensive network of over 14,000 truckload (TL) and 120 less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers. Thirteen of these carriers were specifically recognized with awards, including:

“We are extremely pleased to be able to recognize the standout performance of these strategic carrier partners,” said Dave Bush, senior vice president of carrier relations for GlobalTranz. “Carrier relationships and capacity are absolutely critical to market leadership in the freight brokerage industry, and we look forward to continuing to grow and strengthen these relationships for our mutual success.”

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.

 

Earlier this week, GlobalTranz hosted its 2017 Freight Agent Conference in Ft. Lauderdale. A record turnout of nearly 300 freight agents, carriers, shippers, technology partners and investors participated in the event – making it GlobalTranz’ largest event ever.

An expanded agenda and a plethora of well-respected industry speakers were key drivers for the record turnout. Here are few highlights:

Keynote Speaker, Erik Wahl, at GlobalTranz 2017 Freight Agent Conference

After a state of the union presentation by Chairman and CEO Bob Farrell to kick things off, the main keynote speaker, Erik Wahl, an internationally recognized artist, author and TED speaker, captivated the audience with his ability to combine art with inspiring thoughts on innovation and risk-taking. Two of the paintings Erik created during his presentation were auctioned off during the evening event and raised nearly $10,000 for charity!

Perspectives on the logistics industry were delivered by two outside speakers. The first of which was presented by John Larkin, CFA, managing director and head of transportation capital markets research at Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., who shared a wealth of industry data and indicators on how the logistics industry is evolving. The following day, Thom Albrecht, president of Sword & Sea Transport Advisors, presented his bullish views on freight industry growth, including many fascinating statistics on e-commerce growth and its evolving impact on logistics.

A deep dive into data and technology issues was delivered via a panel discussion featuring executives from DAT, MacroPoint, SMC3 and Truckstop.com, all key partners of GlobalTranz who engaged in an energetic debate on the value of data in improving freight management and how electronic logging devices (ELD) will impact the industry.

Data Technology Panel at GlobalTranz 2017 Freight Agent Conference

Several of GlobalTranz’ LTL carrier partners participated in a panel discussion, featuring executives from Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Saia LTL Freight, XPO Logistics and YRC Worldwide. The result was an energetic debate on everything from pricing to ELD to capacity constraints.

LTL Carrier Panel at GlobalTranz 2017 Freight Agent Conference

No discussion on freight management would be complete without hearing from the shippers themselves, and executives from LG Electronics and Rexnord offered their views of how shippers are addressing logistics challenges and how they weigh price vs. service in selecting 3PL partners.

After a teaser press announcement made earlier this month, attendees were excited to see the grand unveiling of the GTZrave™ technology platform, delivered by GlobalTranz CTO Greg Carter, who shared how GlobalTranz is leading the market in process automation and enabling dynamic collaboration between shippers, carriers and freight agents via next-generation technology solutions.

The conference concluded with a freight agent panel discussion, moderated by Jim Weatherly who joined GlobalTranz following the acquisition of Global Freight Source in January. Five of GlobalTranz’ top freight agents participated in a discussion of what it takes to grow a successful freight agency.

The conference was made possible by terrific carrier and technology partners who sponsored the event and actively participated in a partner showcase. Thank you to our:

In the end, attendees all seemed to agree – the GlobalTranz 2017 Freight Agent Conference achieved its objectives of delivering industry insights, generating ideas to help GlobalTranz’ agents grow their businesses, and providing a forum to forge and cultivate relationships.

Stay tuned to the GlobalTranz blog next week for more conference highlights – including the winners of the Carrier and Freight Agent Awards program!

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!

Join GlobalTranz and the nation’s top freight agents at the 2017 GlobalTranz Freight Agent Conference for 3 days of engaging sessions, innovative logistics technology demos and networking with your peers. Learn best practices for growing your freight brokerage business and be the first to see new enhancements to the GlobalTranz technology platform.

If you are a GlobalTranz freight agent or carrier partner, mark your calendar for April 24-26, 2017 at the Westin Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort, and stay tuned for registration details.