Transportation & Logistics International - Winter 2017 - 37
SHIPPING & PORTS
assignment and knowing where their
shipment is at all times. That's why
we've invested in a new mobile tracking device called 'Badger.'"
The company has also bought and
developed software companies in an
effort to give it the best-in-class TMS
(transportation management system)
that can be easily customized. "In
addition, because we hold our carrier relationships near and dear, we are heavily
investing in a new platform to offer a
turnkey solution to deploy our services
to million-dollar-and-less transportation shippers, as we believe they are
underserved," Stallard notes. "So we're
trying to put together what we're calling
a 'logistics management light' platform
that is affordable and can be deployed effectively both cost and operation wise."
"Ultimately, we're not
there to tell them how
to run their business;
we just want to understand how they run
their business to better
Overall, it is the people who make TPS
Logistics successful. However, what
makes Stallard most proud is seeing
his employees' growth and hard-working nature.
"They are the smartest, with a
level of integrity like I've never seen,"
he says. "I'll drive by the office and
see the parking lot is half full on the
weekend. When I go inside to find out
what's going on, they say they didn't
like a project so they decided to come
in. So they're hyper-motivated with
an unprecedented level of energy and
can-do attitude. It makes me proud
because they're constantly evolving.
"I sit in prospective client meetings now, and I listen to what they are
telling these folks we can do," Stallard
adds. "I have to lean over in amazement and ask if we can really do those
things, because it's so awesome. I point
that out because there's a relentless
evolution in the up-and-coming generations, who in turn are really reinventing our company everyday."
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