Carrier Success Stories: Vista Trans Holding, Inc.
“Without a doubt, Transfix has helped us grow our business,” said Julie Borys, the Driver’s Manager at Vista Trans Holding, Inc. Vista opened its doors in 2003 with a single truck and an ambitious growth strategy. Today, with headquarters in Chicago and terminals in New Jersey and Florida, Vista’s fleet has grown to over 230 trucks and 300 trailers.
Vista’s rapid growth is particularly impressive in the current industry climate. The past ten months have seen several high-profile trucking companies close their doors. Overall market weakness has been tied to high insurance and fuel costs, a slowing economy, and severe weather in parts of the country. As a result, some carriers have become overextended from an asset and driver perspective. This has placed an added premium on freight consistency. “Over time, we’ve built a strong relationship with Transfix, and that led us to take more and more shipments from them,” said Borys. “They know our business, so we can create consistency by pre-booking and planning our trips to maximize efficiency,” continued Borys.
As margins tighten, cutting down on empty miles and extended wait times are two ways to go about ensuring your business stays in the black. “We had a situation a few weeks ago in which our driver was stuck at a facility, and we were concerned that it could throw off his next pickup. I got on the phone with Transfix, and they facilitated a solution between the shipper and us. It saved us two hours at their facility, which amounted to being on-time for our next shipment. Those moments matter,” explained Borys.
Our technology has the potential to offer carriers loads that are more geographically desirable, thereby eliminating unnecessary empty miles. The industry standard is nearly 100 miles between drop-off and pickup. Currently, our platform is optimized to slash that mileage from 100 miles to 40 miles on average. According to the American Transportation Research Institute, more than one billion hours of productivity are lost every year due to traffic congestion and inefficient routes. Beyond our technology, our Carrier Management Team has the expertise and relationships with both carriers and shippers to problem solve on the fly. “I recommend Transfix to people all the time because they make my life easier and our drivers love working with them. One of my drivers was raving about his experience with Mark (Transfix CM), and when they’re happy, I’m happy,” recounted Borys.
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