FRISCO, Texas (February 16, 2010) – NT Logistics, a leading transportation management and logistics service provider, announces today that it joined the SmartWaySM Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry designed to significantly reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution.
After a review of the company operations, NT Logistics was accepted into the SmartWay Transport Partnership. The Partnership recognizes companies that are reducing transportation-related emissions and signifies an effort among government, business and consumers to protect our environment and preserve air quality for future generations.
NT Logistics Vice President of Operations Bob Pope notes, “Over the last decade we’ve been fortunate to enjoy significant growth as a company. Along with that success comes great responsibility to reduce the environmental impact of our business wherever possible.” He continued, “Joining the SmartWay Transport Partnership is part of our continuing commitment to promote cleaner and more fuel-efficient transportation options that benefit both our environment and our customers.”
Launched in February 2004, the SmartWay Transport Partnership brings together major freight shippers, trucking companies, railroads, logistics companies and trade/professional associations to pursue strategies that result in emissions reductions and other environmental improvements. With over 2,200 Partners, the Partnership aims to reduce 33 to 66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide per year by 2012. Carbon dioxide is the most common greenhouse gas, and nitrogen oxide is an air pollutant that contributes to smog.
For information about the SmartWay Transport Partnership visit www.epa.gov/smartway
In NT Logistics’ first year of offering contract carrier and third-party logistics services, the company charged out of the gate and logged $18 million in sales. By the end of 2000, business more than doubled to $43 million. Accelerating growth prompted the opening of a new office in Houston as well as Lubbock and Springdale, Arkansas in 2002-2003. The company was also honored four years in a row with a Dallas 100™ Award as one of the area’s fastest-growing privately held companies presented by SMU’s Cox School of Business and the Dallas Business Journal.
In 2006, NT Logistics moved to expanded, state-of-the-art facilities in Frisco, Texas to accommodate a growing team and increasingly sophisticated technology. The company continues to make investments in people and operations infrastructure to serve the growing needs of clients. NT Logistics President/CEO Lynn Gravley notes, “We’re proud to mark a decade of providing our loyal clients with the highest levels of efficient, innovative service, and because we truly love what we do, we’re very happy to have had fun along the way.”
One of NT’s first clients was Accent Wire, the leading provider of baling wire and wire tier solutions in North America. Accent Wire President Bill Simms considers a superior supply chain to be a critical part of his company’s value proposition.
“For over nine years, we’ve relied on NT Logistics to help with our vast distribution network and ensure our customers consistently experience a timely, accurate, cost-effective and hassle-free delivery,” he explained. “NT Logistics continues to get it right – they have been a true strategic partner and we wish them another 10 years of success.”
Another longtime NT client is Network Services Company, a member-owned organization of more than 75 best-in-class member-distributors with combined annual revenue over $15 billion. NSC traffic manager Helga Polit credits NT Logistics with sharing its customer-centric approach to business.
“Our longstanding partnership with NT has allowed our members to better serve their customers by improving service levels and reducing supply chain costs,” she said. “I congratulate Lynn for his entrepreneurial spirit, and his entire team for their continuing commitment to excellence in customer service.”
Gravley is gratified by the affirmation of the company’s approach. “Our tremendous growth and achievements in 10 short years can be attributed directly to the strong partnerships we’ve forged with our customers and the passion of our entire NT team to consistently add value and exceed expectations,” he said. “And, you can be sure that doing ‘whatever it takes’ to deliver outstanding results for customers will continue to be our philosophy for the next 10 years.”
NT Logistics Customer Service Specialist Keri Adams was recognized at the Nestle’s Carrier Conference on April 17th in Nashville, TN. Graston Norris, Nestle Regional Transportation Manager, presented Keri with the Customer Service Award for the Southeast region. He stated that many people were involved in the selection process and Keri was chosen because of her dedication to customers and excellent work ethic.
Also in attendance at the event were Bob Pope, Vice President of Operations, and Jan Pope, Brokerage General Manager and Vice President for NT Logistics. Jan noted, “We’re so proud of Keri and the outstanding service she provides for our valued customer, Nestle. On behalf of everyone at NT Logistics, we congratulate her on this well-deserved recognition.”
NT Logistics has added a new level of commitment to carriers by joining the Transportation Intermediaries Association’s Guaranteed Payment Program (GPP).
NT has been proud to be a member of TIA since 2000, and already participates in TIA’s Platinum Performance Program—a contractual agreement for best practices in customer service and operating performance. And now NT is making another pledge of trust and security for carriers and customers alike by joining the GPP. Through the program, shippers and carriers doing business with a TIA Guaranteed Payment Program Member automatically have their payments protected, up to $100,000. NT Logistics was one of the first of an elite group of companies to become a member of this program that provides guaranteed carrier payments at no charge.
Frisco, Texas – May 15, 2006 – NT Logistics is honored once again to be recognized as one of the top privately-held companies in the DFW area by The Dallas Morning News.
NT Logistics, a top-tier third-party logistics provider specializing in distribution management for a broad range of manufacturers, retailers and warehousing facilities across the nation. “It is truly a privilege to once again be honored as one of the largest privately-held companies in DFW. This recognition is a testament to our great customers and the service provided by our awesome employees. I am honored that NT Logistics has been recognized on the DFW Top 200,” said Lynn Gravley, President and CEO of NT Logistics. “It is a very distinguished list.”
Plano, Texas – May 15, 2005 – NT Logistics is honored for being recognized on the DFW Top 100 list of privately-held companies from the The Dallas Morning News.
NT Logistics, a top-tier third-party logistics provider specializes in managing the distribution for a broad range of manufacturers, retailers and warehousing facilities on a national scale. “I am honored that NT Logistics has been recognized on the DFW Top 100,” said Lynn Gravley, President and CEO of NT Logistcs. “It is a very distinguished list. As always, it’s the direct result of hard work, perseverance and dedication from each and everyone in our organization.”
Plano, Texas – August 1, 2004 – NT Logistics has been selected as an Inbound Logistics Top 100 3PL Provider for 2004.
The editorial staff of Inbound Logistics publication worked long and hard to select 100 logistics leaders from the 400+ candidate pool. The Top 100 3PL Companies chart in the July 2004 issue of Inbound Logistics has been completely updated, augmented and expanded to position shippers for 2004.
Reflecting the diverse needs of IL readers, and the frenetic pace of growth of the market segment, it includes well-known companies, a smattering of 3PL niche providers, and newer companies offering specialized logistics services. They’re all listed alphabetically to make it a solutions-based resource, rather than to rank one provider over another.
NT Logistics, a top-tier third-party logistics provider who specializes in managing the distribution for a broad range of manufacturers, retailers and warehousing facilities on a national scale is honored to be recognized by a leading and respected publication in the industry.