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Transplace: Bringing Shippers and Carriers Together in Lasting Relationships

Here at the National Private Truck Council’s 2015 Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition at the Duke Energy Center Convention Center, private fleet representatives are sharing best practices and networking. For a company such as Transplace, it’s that networking experience that can prove invaluable. After all, private fleets typically have freight capacity to fill on backhauls, and Transplace has freight to place on trucks.

It’s a match made in heaven.

“They get value because they are running outbound from a distribution center and by partnering with us, we can provide freight for them,” John Lower, director-strategic carrier management for Transplace, told Fleet Owner.

Lower was quick to stress that Transplace is not just a fly-by-night load board, but rather an integrated third-party logistics provider and technology company that provides “value-added services” to its clients on both ends of the spectrum.

Under its Private Fleet Program, Transplace seeks to pair of private fleet operations with consistent freight from its shipping customers. Last year, Transplace, which has about 30 private fleet partners and over 3,500 carrier partners in all, fulfilled 1 million backhaul miles. It manages about $2 billion worth of freight.

What Transplace does not do is provide single-load shipments. It’s all about long-term relationships, Lower said.

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April 26, 2015