– Expanding capacity, supply-chain solutions and productivity gains for agents and customers –
JACKSONVILLE, FL/DALLAS, TX (October 26, 2016) – Two leading agent-based, third-party providers of transportation and logistics management services, Sunteck, headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, and TTS, LLC, headquartered in Dallas, TX, today announced the two companies agreed to merge and will operate as SunteckTTS. The merger will create one of the largest, multimodal, agent-based freight management service providers in the U.S., approaching $1 billion in gross revenue, and managing more than 700,000 intermodal, truckload and less-than-truckload shipments annually. Ken Forster, the current CEO of Sunteck will serve as the President and CEO of SunteckTTS and Andy Cole, the current President and CEO of TTS, will serve as Chairman of the Board.
“This is an exciting moment as these two companies will become one and establish a powerful platform, offering expanded operations, capacity relationships and technology capabilities to our agents, carriers, and customers. The merger allows us to leverage best practices across our combined operations and provide optimal solutions for our agents and customers,” said Ken Forster. “The merged companies reflect an increased level of commitment to our agent business model, enhancing the level of innovative, customized solutions for the shipper community. The resulting company and our agents will be well-positioned to lead the industry in serving shippers facing an increasingly complex regulatory, technological, and economic environment.”
As shippers require more complex and robust data solutions, increased size and leverage within the logistics sector and access to the most leading-edge technology will become more and more important. Smaller 3PLs, or agent-based models, will need to leverage the increased buying power and resources of companies like SunteckTTS.
“We believe the combined entity will be the platform of choice for agents and 3PLs looking for industry-leading technology, multimodal solutions, and an extensive network of both in-house and outsourced capacity,” said 30-year industry veteran, Andy Cole.
Through this merger, the entity’s 200+ agents and wide-ranging customer base will be in a better position to source more capacity through a combined network of more than 30,000 carriers. In addition to the strong non-asset capabilities, SunteckTTS will also have a collective 2,000 trucks in its direct asset-light capacity divisions. TTS’ direct rail intermodal program, with access to more than 200,000 pieces of equipment, will be enhanced by Sunteck’s large intermodal drayage network. This access to capacity will become critical as future driver shortages and industry consolidation continues, enabling the new entity’s agents to better service their customers and provide long-term service commitments.
“Since our founding in 2006, TTS has been committed to the agent-centric model because we believe agents are highly motivated to discover and utilize better ways to provide unique solutions to customers,” said Cole. “For this reason, we became an Intermodal Marketing Company to give our agents a better ability to optimize shipments and move between modes dynamically. This merger with Sunteck only furthers our goals for agent success, with increased potential for expanded service offerings for our agents to utilize expanded solutions for their clients.”
Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, Sunteck is a third-party provider of transportation and logistics management services, operating through a network of highly-skilled transportation agencies. Sunteck provides truckload brokerage services for freight brokerage agents. The company also utilizes a truckload capacity division to provide custom logistics solutions within a wide range of end-use markets, including food, lumber, paper, printing, textiles, electronics, machinery, government and more. For more information, visit http://new.suntecktts.com/
About TTS, LLC
TTS, LLC, is a Dallas-based third-party, non-asset based provider of transportation management services delivered through its national network of highly skilled transportation agencies, with a focus on delivering consistent, superior customer service. Through its truckload brokerage segment, TTS provides enterprise and multimodal management services with a focus on intermodal and less-than-truckload shipments. TTS’s truckload capacity division goes to market as “Progressive Transportation”, through which the company partners with agents who own or operate their own trucking fleets. TTS’ brokerage and capacity agents service a wide range of markets, including food, oil, automotive, electronics, textiles and more. For more information, visit http://tts-us.com/