The Transportation Impact Story

Transportation Impact, a 5-time Inc. 5000 company, 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 start-up 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, and later freight, 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 more than 70, with more than 300 years of combined carrier experience, leveraging its industry savvy to drive down clients’ net annual parcel, LTL and TL spends by an average of more than 20 percent.

By staying true to its core values of work ethic, professionalism, perfection, integrity and passion, Transportation Impact has developed a strong presence in its community and is among the fastest-growing businesses in the country.

Company Profile


Transportation Impact specializes in contract benchmarking, distribution analysis and carrier negotiations.


Executive Profile


Our team is comprised of former senior level managers with more than 300 years’ combined industry experience.


Frequent Questions


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  •   TRANSPORTATION IMPACT REACHES 10-YEAR MILESTONE North Carolina-based family business celebrates 10 strong years with a firm vision for the future Emerald Isle, N.C. (June
  • Transportation Impact is one of the highest-scoring businesses with standout employee engagement Emerald Isle, NC (May 23, 2018) – Transportation Impact is honored to announce that
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ticaresTransportation 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.
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