Transportation Impact named one of Inc. Magazine’s BEST WORKPLACES 2018

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 for the second consecutive year the company has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces in the fast-growing private company sector.

Founded in 2008 by shipping industry veterans Keith Byrd and Travis Burt, TI helps companies save money on small package and freight shipping costs and has developed a formidable reputation as a community steward and sought-after employer.

Hitting newsstands today in the June 2018 issue, and as part of a prominent feature, the award is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits.

Built in partnership with employee engagement and work culture experts Quantum Workplace of Omaha, NE, Inc.’s Best Workplaces list is a magnifying glass on how innovative companies can truly raise the bar in hiring and retaining the best talent.

The competition was stiff. Thousands of companies applied, vying to showcase their workplace excellence, but only 300 came out on top. TI was one of only three companies from the Logistics & Transportation sector to earn the honor.

“Companies that don’t score at the very top of their peer group don’t make the cut. So, our hats are off to the winners. They have all excelled at engaging their workers, making them feel appreciated, and aligning them behind a mission. And remember, that’s not just our opinion: The employees told us that themselves,” said James Ledbetter, Inc. editor-in-chief.

What does it take to become a company that workers want to be part of? Inc. magazine says it’s more than good pay and good perks — it’s also about having a clear purpose, a sense of humor, and leadership that makes them all work together.

“We are immensely proud of having received this recognition for a second consecutive year,” said Byrd. “As a company we all care about each other, and we all work together to accomplish remarkable things. To know that our employees feel rewarded and valued and take pride in their work truly resonates with us as leadership. We believe that a supportive atmosphere, an emphasis on giving and humanity, and approachable leaders and managers help our employees reach their greatest potential.”

The 2018 Inc. Best Workplaces Awards assessed applicants on the basis of benefits offered and employees’ responses to a unique, 30-question survey fielded by each of the applying companies. Responses were evaluated by the research team at Quantum Workplace. For its results to qualify, each company had to achieve a statistically significant response rate based on employee count. Survey scores account for employer size to level the playing field between small and large businesses. All companies had to have minimum of 10 employees and to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent — that is, not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies.

While researching the entries, Inc. and Quantum saw distinct themes develop:

  • Strong company cultures breed stunning individual and team performance.
  • Workers at the best companies don’t view their employers as sugar daddies. They aren’t mesmerized by whatever giveaways seem to be the latest fad—be it gourmet lunches or beer fridges.
  • When employees feel valued by their organization, they are far more likely to be engaged. This single factor proved to be one of the largest drivers of employee engagement.

TI is a 5-time Inc. 5000 honoree and has experienced nearly 168.2% growth in employee headcount over the last two years. The company’s average employee tenure is 2.4 years, largely due to perks like an aggressive 401(k) match, profit sharing, cash-balance plans, healthcare subsidy, flexible working hours (including paid summertime hours), generous PTO, paid paternity leave, car washes, bicycles for employee use, and even on-site massages and yoga.

Just over a year ago, the company launched its IMPACT1 initiative, which provides each employee with 20 hours of paid volunteer time and is part of an overall pledge to donate one percent of the company’s profits to charity, one percent of its employees’ time to community involvement, and one percent of its services in goodwill to charitable organizations that would benefit from Transportation Impact’s services.

“We’ve had amazing feedback from our employees about how much they enjoy being involved in the community and donating their time, and how proud they feel about working for a company that gives back so generously,” said Burt. “And that’s the greatest reward that we can have — that our employees are proud to say they work at Transportation Impact.”

About Transportation Impact:

Transportation Impact is a supply chain spend-management firm headquartered in Emerald Isle, NC. A 5-time Inc. 5000 honoree, TI improves our customers’ logistics operations through advanced TMS technology. Paired with our innovative “cost-based” negotiation strategy, this ensures our customers benefit from low small parcel and LTL rates, accurate invoice auditing, and optimized routing decisions on every shipment. In addition to the Inc. 5000 and Best Workplaces, in 2017 the company was also awarded a second-consecutive listing on both the North Carolina Fast 40 and the North Carolina Top 100 private companies. Other awards received so far in 2018 include the BBB Torch Award for marketplace ethics and the CAI CSR Award. For more information, visit

About Inc. Media

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders.  Winner of Advertising Age’s “The A-List” in January 2015, and the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 20,000,000 today.  For more information, visit

About Quantum Workplace

Quantum Workplace is an HR technology company that serves organizations through employee engagement surveys, action-planning tools, exit surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, performance evaluations, goal tracking, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit


Media contact:

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

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