Increased Operations Capacity and Enterprisewide Transportation Management Solutions
Bring Customers Greater Visibility and Fewer Empty Miles
DALLAS — Oct. 7, 2010 — Greatwide Logistics Services, a national provider of third-party logistics services, announced today that it has substantially increased the operations capacity and capabilities of its 24/7/365 Transportation Operations Center (TOC) in Dallas. The newly expanded TOC is responsible for transportation management of a large part of Greatwide’s 5,000-truck fleet. Greatwide is the only major dedicated contract carriage provider to centrally dispatch and optimize capacity between clients and local operating centers.
Greatwide has implemented award-winning proprietary software tools to streamline the company’s network, while increasing shipment visibility and reducing customers’ transportation spend. These tools provide the TOC with complete command and control capabilities. Customers across Greatwide’s breadth of services — brokerage, dedicated and Managed Transportation Services™ — are benefiting from these improvements.
Greatwide manages all transportation functions out of the TOC, including procurement, planning, dispatch, execution and distribution, as well as back-office functions such as billing, settlements and accounts. The company extracts data from the transportation management platform and transfers it into its custom internal freight board to optimize loads and reduce empty miles. In addition to the TOC, Greatwide personnel are also on-site at customers’ facilities to better manage their needs and provide support to the drivers.
“With the expansion of the TOC and the adoption of a single technology platform, we are realizing our vision for the facility — to better serve our customers through increased efficiency and visibility, and an overall reduction in transportation and logistics expense,” said John Simone, president and chief operating officer, Greatwide Logistics Services. “A stronger, scalable TOC, coupled with a leading transportation execution system, enables us to elevate the levels of service and support we can provide for our customers. We look forward to leveraging our new capabilities to better serve them.”
About Greatwide Logistics Services
Greatwide Logistics Services is a privately held third-party logistics provider serving the United States and Canada. Greatwide offers an integrated service platform to customers including managed transportation services, dedicated, full-service brokerage, warehouse-based logistics and irregular route truckload. Greatwide is the largest provider of dedicated refrigerated transportation in the United States. The company ranks 11th among Transport Topics’ Top 50 Logistics Providers, is a Food Logistics Top 70 3PL Provider and an Inbound Logistics Top 100 Motor Carrier. For more information, visit www.greatwide.com or follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Greatwide.