The Transportation Impact Story
Transportation Impact comes from humble beginnings. In 2008, Keith Byrd and Travis Burt, both then senior-level managers at UPS, left the world’s largest shipping company after nearly two decades, respectively, to launch their own startup with the mission of providing clients with the most competitive small package contracts in the country.
Then, the company’s original headquarters was nothing more than a table and chairs in the 10×20 storage closet of an Emerald Isle, N.C., surf shop Byrd co-owned. The founding partners leveraged their experience to grow the company door-to-door and, eventually, the word began to spread about the spend management firm based in a coastal vacation town along the southernmost part of North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
As the company grew, its team expanded to include other former senior managers from various carriers, all of whom brought their own experience from a variety of parcel shipping backgrounds. Through their extensive carrier experience and the development of an effective negotiation process, Transportation Impact has achieved sustained growth by driving measurable results to its clients’ bottom-lines. Today, the company employs a team of 26, with more than 150 years of combined carrier experience, leveraging its industry savvy to drive down clients’ net annual parcel spends by an average of nearly 20 percent.
By staying true to its core values of integrity, professionalism, diligence and execution, Transportation Impact has developed a strong presence in its community and is among the fastest-growing business in the country.
Transportation Impact specializes in contract benchmarking, distribution analysis and carrier negotiations.more
Our team is comprised of former senior level managers with over 150 years’ combined industry experience.more
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latest news & events
- For Immediate Release Emerald Isle, N.C. (April 30, 2013) – In recognition of “Small Business Week In Carteret County”, and in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of
- For Immediate Release Emerald Isle, N.C. (April 8, 2013) – Last Tuesday, Transportation Impact was featured in a story on Inc.com, the website for Inc.
Transportation Impact cares about its community
Transportation Impact believes in giving back to those in and around its community. Since its inception in 2008, the company has placed emphasis on charitable contributions and public service.