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Emerald Isle, N.C. (October 4, 2019) —

Entrepreneur magazine has named Transportation Impact of Emerald Isle to its Entrepreneur 360 List. It is the second consecutive year the company has earned a place on the list.

For each of the past five years, Entrepreneur magazine has conducted a nationwide search to find the most entrepreneurial firms in the United States, identifying 360 small companies that are mastering the art and science of growing a business. The companies are evaluated on 50-plus data points organized into five pillars: revenue and customers, management efficiency, innovation, financial evaluation and business valuation.

“Our annual evaluation of vetted data offers a 360-degree analysis of top privately held companies across a multitude of industries,” explains Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “The businesses that make the list have pushed boundaries with their innovative ideas, fostered strong company cultures, impacted their communities for the better, and increased their brand awareness.”

On the 2019 Entrepreneur 360 list Transportation Impact has leaped from last year’s ranking of #187 to #31.

Founded in 2008 by Travis Burt and Keith Byrd, Transportation Impact has built its reputation as a company that can identify supply chain savings that its competitors cannot. TI helps clients who annually spend a net minimum of $200,000 or more on FedEx and/or UPS parcel shipping services or at least $500,000 on less-than-truckload and truckload reduce those costs. The company has grown from 0 to 80 employees and over 1000 customers. Currently TI manages over a billion dollars in logistics spend and has helped its customers save more than $550 million.

“We are both honored and proud to have risen from the middle to near the top of the Entrepreneur 360 list in only two years,” said Transportation Impact President Berkley Stafford. “I firmly believe that the consistency of our growth is due to the unwavering commitment of every member of our team to our five core values of work ethic, integrity, professionalism, passion, and perfection.”

From the very beginning, giving back to the community has been as much a part of the company’s ethos as helping customers to grow their businesses. In early 2017 that practice of giving back was formalized as IMPACT1 — Improvements Made by People ACTing as One — a pledge to provide 1% in goodwill services, 1% of employee time, and 1% of company profit to the community.

“I think the fact that not only have we made this list again but moved up a long way in the rankings reflects our own 360-degree approach to doing business and running a company,” said Transportation Impact Executive Vice President John Howard. “At TI we believe that providing value to customers, community, employees, as well as the company itself is the way of the future for business and a path to long-term, sustainable success that benefits everyone.”

About Transportation Impact

Transportation Impact, a 7-time Inc. 5000 honoree, leverages proprietary technology unique to the industry that ensures customers pay the lowest possible small parcel and LTL rates. In addition to the Entrepreneur 360™, TI has won many awards, including three consecutive placements on North Carolina Fast 40 and North Carolina Private 125/Grant Thornton NC 100, 2-time BBB Torch Award and Business NC Best Employer, CAI Ovation Award, and Inc. magazine Best Workplaces 2017–19.

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

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