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Transportation Impact Named to Grant Thornton North Carolina Top 100

Emerald Isle, N.C., (October 2, 2018)—

Transportation Impact has been named to the 2018 Grant Thornton North Carolina 100 (NC100), which ranks the state’s largest private companies by revenue.

“It’s a great honor to have been named to the Grant Thornton North Carolina 100 list for a third consecutive year,” said Keith Byrd, CEO of Transportation Impact. “We are fully committed to North Carolina, so it’s both exciting and rewarding to be recognized again as one of the most innovative, top-performing businesses contributing to the future of this state.”

Since Byrd and co-founder Travis Burt started the company in 2008, Transportation Impact has grown to nearly 900 customers and 80 employees, with a forecast revenue of $40 million for 2018. The company specializes in helping high-volume small package and freight shippers reduce the costs associated with those services, and this year is projected to save customers an average of 19.9% on their shipping spend.

To date, TI has managed over a billion dollars of logistics spend and has helped its customers save more than $384 million.

“Our goal when we started this business was to reach high and get there fast,” said Burt. “Earning this award for the third year in a row is confirmation that we are on track with that objective. With the support of our employees, partners, and community, we will keep helping other companies to achieve their goals, which is how we achieve ours.”

Since 1984, the NC100 has ranked the state’s largest private companies by revenue in the most recent fiscal year, based on data provided by the participants.

The complete list was released in the October issue of Business North Carolina and can be viewed at

About Transportation Impact

Transportation Impact, a 6-time Inc. 5000 honoree, leverages proprietary technology unique to the industry that ensures our customers pay the lowest possible small parcel and LTL rates. In addition to saving an average of 15% or more, shippers benefit from our best-in-class TMS, which enables them to optimize their daily shipment routing decisions. In addition to the NC100 and Inc. 5000, TI has placed twice on the North Carolina Fast 40 and earned Business NC Top Employer, Inc. Best Workplaces, BBB Torch Award, CAI Ovation Award for Corporate Social Responsibility, and Parcel Hot Company.

About Grant Thornton North Carolina 100®

Since 1984, the Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® has ranked the state’s largest private companies by revenue in the most recent fiscal year, based on data provided by the participants. The NC100 is a voluntary list restricted to companies based in North Carolina that do not have publicly traded stock. Companies owned by private equity are permitted. Nonprofits, financial-services companies, health care providers such as hospitals and subsidiaries of corporations are excluded

About Grant Thornton LLP

Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton, which has revenues in excess of $1.7 billion and operates 59 offices, works with a broad range of dynamic publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations.

Media Contact:

Jillian Farrington
(252) 424-8418
8921 Crew Drive
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

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