Manhattan Driver&Load® Sparks Substantial Reduction in Operating Costs, Deadhead Miles for Gordon Trucking
ATLANTA, September 10, 2012
Global supply chain optimization provider Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH) today announced that Pacific, Wash. based Gordon Trucking, a local, regional, and trans-continental truckload service provider, has seen substantial reductions in operating costs and deadhead miles following a successful implementation of Manhattan’s Driver&Load® module from the Manhattan Carrier™ suite of solutions.
Gordon’s 1,900 blue trucks cover four million miles a week, or 208 million miles a year, further than the distance from the Earth to the Sun and back. Additionally, Gordon manages dedicated fleets through its 13 terminals across the country, and employs 2,500 people. It is considered to be one of the safest and most reliable large truckload carriers in North America. With such an expansive network, every small savings can have a large impact on Gordon’s bottom line.
“The products we use from Manhattan eliminate deadhead and improve efficiencies—bringing down our costs and increasing our profits, said Jim Kobeski, director of regional operations, Gordon Trucking. “When you look at trucking just 10 or 15 years ago, it was all a manual process. Things weren’t done with computers. Today, it’s all about computers and optimization technology.”
Since the implementation, Kobeski noted that Gordon’s primary usage has improved substantially and that there is a direct correlation between use of the solution and a 5.5 percent increase in equipment utilization during the same time-period. Driver&Load was created to match specific drivers to the best possible loads across a carrier’s entire network in real time, thereby reducing empty miles, increasing utilization and improving driver satisfaction.
Driver&Load also enables compliance with Hours of Service and CSA 2010.
Founded in 1946 by Jay Gordon as Gordon Fast Freight and headquartered in Pacific, Wash., Gordon Trucking Inc. offers local, regional and trans-continental truckload services, and manages dedicated fleets through its 13 terminals across the country. Gordon’s 1,900 blue trucks cover four million miles a week, or 208 million miles a year, further than the distance from the Earth to the Sun and back. Gordon has 2,500 employees, and is considered to be one of the safest and most reliable large truckload carriers in North America. Today, Gordon is owned by Jay Gordon’s son, Larry, and his wife, Virginia, along with their two sons, Steve and Scott.
Manhattan Associates continues to deliver on its 22-year heritage of providing global supply chain excellence to more than 1,200 customers worldwide that consider supply chain optimization core to their strategic market leadership. The company's supply chain innovations include: Manhattan SCOPE®, a portfolio of software solutions and technology that leverages a Supply Chain Process Platform to help organizations optimize their supply chains from planning through execution; Manhattan SCALE™, a portfolio of distribution management and transportation management solutions built on Microsoft .NET technology; and Manhattan Carrier™, a suite of supply chain solutions specifically addressing the needs of the motor carrier industry. For more information, please visit www.manh.com.