Third-party logistics company achieves 550 percent revenue growth; extends relationship with one of the largest rail systems in the U.S.; doubles staff year-over-year; and is named to the Inc. 500I5000 list
CHICAGO, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Load Delivered Logistics, one of the leading providers of technology enabled logistics and transportation services, today announced several significant company milestones. The company realized 550 percent revenue growth since 2008, doubled staff year-over-year, and was named to the Inc.500|5000 list of the fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S. In addition, Load Delivered extended its relationship with one of the nation's largest rail systems, broadening its intermodal shipping capabilities and enabling customers to leverage the Load Delivered platform for shipping goods in a more eco-friendly way.
Load Delivered enables supply chain efficiencies through its software platform, automated processes and mobile app. Given today's market volatility and an uncertain future, improving visibility is a priority for supply chain leaders. Load Delivered's platform and support teams give organizations online tracking with mapping capabilities that provide shipping managers the transparency their supply chains require. The company's ability to automate processes helps clients and carriers reduce risk, contain costs, reengineer labor, improve collaboration and maximize profits.
"We founded Load Delivered in 2008 to improve efficiencies in the logistics space," said Robert Nathan, CEO, Load Delivered Logistics. "While third-party logistics firms have existed for decades, the industry severely lacked in technology offerings and strong customer service was scarce. We believe in having personal relationships with our clients, and we work with them every day, on every order, to ensure their shipments arrive when and where they are needed."
The company maintains a growing portfolio of clients ranging from Fortune 1000 companies to small distribution networks, with extensive experience in industries including food and beverage, consumer and industrial products, metals, plastics, and more. Notable clients include: CVS Caremark, the largest integrated pharmacy company in the United States; Autoliv, the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems; and Grocery Outlet, the nation's largest grocery extreme-value retailer.
Nathan continued, "Automation and customer service are critical to the company's success, and having strong relationships with our network of carriers is equally as important as servicing our customer base."
Load Delivered enables its carrier network with the ability to view, search and bid on available freight. Carriers can also access the Load Delivered settlement center, which enables carriers to monitor payment status and retrieve current and past settlement information, and access all account-related documents in a secure online environment. Built-in customized reporting tools provide clients with the opportunity to collect and analyze past data to help predict future trends.
Enabling Intermodal Logistics Seasonal inventories oftentimes push over-the-road capacity to the limit, requiring shippers to turn to alternative transportation modes. Load Delivered's recently extended relationship with one of the largest rail systems in the U.S. to expand its intermodal logistics offering, a combination that extends the Load Delivered network throughout the country and abroad.
Katie Blanchard, senior inbound traffic manager, CVS Caremark remarked, "In July 2010, CVS was having difficulty covering all our seasonal shipping needs and, in an effort to ease the burden on our carrier base, we decided to contact Load Delivered for help. We were thoroughly impressed with their dedication to excellent service, as well as their competitive pricing. What started as a temporary relationship soon blossomed into a true partnership, and today Load Delivered is a solid member of our carrier base. We continue to be impressed with their passion, their creativity and their dedication to our business."
Load Delivered's intermodal offering provides cost savings, increased capacity, flexibility and price stability. Load Delivered can set fixed and protected pricing that remains consistent throughout peak and non-peak times. In addition, Load Delivered can guarantee capacity, including equipment and power, despite market conditions. Customers are already seeing benefits.
"Our unique approach to technology-enabled logistics with dedicated teams of highly-trained personnel is helping our clients achieve strong on-time performance and cost savings. To better serve both shippers and carriers, our team has nearly doubled in size over the last year alone, and will expand to the west coast in early 2013. Due to the dynamic shift in the logistics space, we are extremely excited to aggressively scale in the next 24 months," Nathan concluded.
About Load Delivered Logistics, LLC Load Delivered Logistics, LLC, is a technology-enabled third-party logistics firm setting the pace in a highly competitive and dynamic industry. Founded in 2008, Load Delivered has built an impressive portfolio of customers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small distribution networks, with experience in virtually every industry. Operating out of offices in Chicago's "Silicon Prairie" technology corridor, Load Delivered Logistics has a reputation for outstanding customer service and enabling companies to streamline their supply chains in a faster, reliable and more cost-effective way. For more information, visit www.loaddelivered.com.
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