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Best and Brightest award

Emerald Isle, N.C. (September 3, 2020)

Transportation Impact is thrilled to announce the company has been named a Best and Brightest Companies To Work For in the Nation (Summer 2020) by the National Association for Business Resources. It is the second consecutive year the Emerald Isle–based parcel and freight spend-management firm has been honored with the award. TI is the only honoree in North Carolina.

Through the first half of 2020, the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For have demonstrated leadership and forward thinking as they pivoted their business and workforce through Covid-19. As the conversation and focus has shifted, our Best and Brightest winning companies have also been a voice for important actions regarding race. It is in these unique times, the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For excel and share their knowledge with others.
— Jennifer Kluge,
President and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs

The award based on employee surveys, and the 2020 Summer National winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm which reviewed a number of key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners. The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For winners are not ranked. The summer Best and Brightest National winners honored 147 winning organizations from across the country out of 1,300 nominations.

“Our employees have honored us by once again voting us onto a place on the Best & Brightest Companies to Work For list,” said John Howard, COO at Transportation Impact. “We are grateful to them for being the amazing employees they are and for chasing opportunities every day to go above and beyond in serving our customers. We truly appreciate the motivation, energy, and creativity they bring to carry out our mission with such dedication — and never more so than in these past months.”

A Leader in Employment Standards

Utilizing a collective 750+ years of experience, Transportation Impact develops unique and award-winning technological solutions for high-volume shippers. Since its founding in 2008, TI customers have saved over $646 million through automatic billing error refunds, carrier agreement negotiation, and both real-time and planned supply chain optimization for small parcel and freight.

The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has over 20 years of experience conducting the Best and Brightest competitions. It has identified numerous best Human Resource practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation Winners will be honored during dual virtual Illuminate Business Summit weeks in October 2020 and February 2021. During the Illuminate Business Summits the 101 highest scoring national winning companies and the Elite awards will also be awarded to the highest winning companies demonstrating exceptional innovative human resource practices and setting high standards for all businesses.

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About Transportation Impact

Transportation Impact, has been named a Best and Brightest Companies to Work For 2 times and 8-time Inc. 5000 honoree, leverages proprietary technology unique to the industry that ensures customers pay the lowest possible small parcel and LTL rates. Founded in 2008, the company has grown from 0 to 88 employees and nearly 1000 customers. Currently TI manages over a billion dollars in logistics spend and has helped its customers save more than $646 million. TI has won many awards, including five consecutive placements on the NC Private 125/Grant Thornton NC 100 and North Carolina Fast 40. TI was also honored with the BBB Torch Award and Business NC Best Employer, Entrepreneur 360 Best Company, CAI Ovation Award, and Inc. magazine Best Workplaces 2017–20. For more information, visit

About the Best and Brightest Programs

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment that lead to increased productivity and financial performance. This competition scores potential winners based on regional data of company performance and a set standard across the nation. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. Nominations are now open for all programs. Visit to nominate your organization.

Media contact

Jillian Farrington
Transportation Impact
8921 Crew Drive
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

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