Transportation Insight Receives Sixth Food Logistics Award as Top 3PL & Cold Storage Provider

September 11, 2018

Increased Efficiency Drives Savings, Lands Enterprise Logistics Provider on Prestigious List

HICKORY, NC (September 11, 2018) – Transportation Insight, a multi-modal Enterprise Logistics Provider has again been selected as a leading 3PL & Cold Storage Provider, according to Food Logistics magazine. Transportation Insight was chosen for the breadth and depth of its portfolio of services. Its supply chain solutions encompass robust technology, big data, supply chain analytics and proprietary continuous improvement methodologies that drive optimization to reduce cycle times, improve inventory turns and minimize landed cost. Transportation Insight makes its sixth consecutive appearance on this prestigious list.

“With our co-managed approach, we invest in our clients to hone their multi-modal supply chain strategies and bring best practices to refine their logistics and business processes. Our skilled logistics professionals act as expertise multipliers, partnering with businesses to align their supply chains with strategic business goals that create long-term value and increase profitability,” says Transportation Insight President and CEO Chris Baltz. “Increased competition from local to global suppliers, the need to get products to store shelves faster and fresher, and a growing transportation spend for last mile deliveries challenges food producers to seek transportation partners that excel in temperature-controlled distribution. Transportation Insight continues to meet that need across the cold storage supply chain with our integrated carrier sourcing, business intelligence, transportation management technology and freight bill audit and payment solutions that bring increased visibility and efficiencies.”

With many leading food and beverage companies represented among Transportation Insight’s 1,500 clients, the Enterprise Logistics Provider delivers supply chain expertise that helps businesses provide superior customer service while increasing productivity and bottom line profits. Clients gain a sustained competitive edge that drive savings. Transportation Insight’s service offering supports clients to reduce freight expenses as a percentage of sales, facilitates faster delivery of products to store shelves and increases fuel efficiency with optimized transportation networks. The lead logistics provider’s recognition as a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay® Excellence Awardee validates Transportation Insight’s ability to help clients architect sustainable solutions that reduce vehicle miles, energy usage and air pollution emissions.

“Transportation Insight’s robust technology platform with audit, optimization and advanced analytical capabilities, along with its deep expertise in the food manufacturing and grocery retail verticals, is an asset to food and beverage operators navigating increasingly popular omni-channel distribution environments,” says Transportation Insight Vice President of Consumer Products Solutions Rick Zaffarano, a recognized expert and Food Logistics Champion: Rock Star of the Supply Chain. “Alongside its technological and analytical platform, Transportation Insight’s multi-modal transportation expertise enables us to provide clients with Tier One solutions to deliver optimal performance and bottom line improvements.”

Logistics experts support clients in their day-to-day business while looking for opportunities to reduce cost-to-serve and improve customer satisfaction. As mergers and acquisitions are consistently occurring in the food and beverage industry, businesses need third-party partners to help them reconcile their supply chain network of facilities, modes and partners to eliminate waste and reduce risk. Transportation Insight’s proprietary Extended LEAN® methodology of continuous improvement for the extended supply chain, when married to advanced supply chain analytics, empowers clients to uncover areas for improvement, rationalize their supply chain network for optimal performance and better understand logistics costs by product type, customer and mode.

About Transportation Insight, LLC

Transportation Insight is a multi-modal, lead logistics provider with $3.9 billion in logistics spend under management.  For nearly 20 years, the Enterprise Logistics Solutions Provider has partnered with manufacturers, retailers and distributors to achieve significant cost savings, reduce cycle times and improve customer satisfaction rates by providing customized supply chain solutions. Transportation Insight offers a Co-managed Logistics® form of 3PL, carrier sourcing, freight bill audit and payment services, state-of-the-art transportation management system (TMS) applications, parcel technology platform (audit, engineering, advanced analytics) and business intelligence. Serving over 1,500 clients, its logistics services portfolio includes domestic transportation, e-commerce solutions, supply chain analytics, international transportation, warehouse sourcing, LEAN consulting and supply chain sourcing of indirect materials including secondary packaging. Headquartered in Hickory, NC, Transportation Insight has secondary operating centers in Atlanta, GA, Bentonville, AR, Boston, MA, Charlotte, NC, Omaha, NE, Overland Park, KS and Salt Lake City, UT; service centers in Canton, OH, Charlotte, NC and St. Louis, MO; and more than 50 client support offices across North America. For more about Transportation Insight, visit, email or call 833-421-0433.