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GP Transco Secures Third Crain's Fast 50 Listing

Crain's Fast 50 is an annual listing published by Crain's Chicago Business, recognizing outstanding growth

DARIEN, Ill., June 21, 2019 (Newswire.com) - GP Transco, one of the fastest-growing trucking and logistics companies in the country, has been listed as a Crain’s Fast 50 company for the third time.

Crain’s Fast 50 is an annual listing published by Crain’s Chicago Business, recognizing outstanding growth – “Here's our annual ranking of the fastest-growing companies in the Chicago area.” GP Transco is ranked number sixteen (16) this year. 

 

"We are ecstatic to once again receive this award from Crain’s,” said Dominic Zastarskis, GP Transco CEO. “This award is a reflection of our commitment to continually grow without sacrificing the quality of the services we provide. I want to thank our awesome staff and our outstanding truck drivers for helping us get to where we are today.” 

GP Transco is prepared to continue growing and is in the process of building a brand-new, state-of-the-art headquarters in Joliet, Illinois. More information on this will come in the upcoming weeks.

 

About GP Transco:

GP Transco provides safe and reliable dry van freight transportation and logistics services to a diverse group of clients across the United States and Canada. As an EPA SmartWay Carrier Partner and an active member of the American Trucking Association with 400 trucks and over 550 trailers, the company utilizes state-of-the-art technologies and modern workflows in order to provide clients with industry-leading solutions. GP Transco’s sister companies include GP Transco Logistics and OpenRoad TMS.

 

Media Contact:
Sergey Bort | VP of Marketing and Strategy
Phone: 708.286.5411
Email: sergey@GPtransco.com

JOLIET, Ill., April 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- GP Transco, a trucking company out of Joliet, IL announced this week a major base pay increase for company drivers. Previously, company driver base pay was 52 cpm for W2 company drivers, with the ability to earn more through a performance-based profit sharing program. Starting today, GP Transco's company driver base pay is increased to 60 cpm, and 58 cpm for drivers who opt out of having an optional driver-facing camera; profit-sharing will no longer determine the total driver pay. This large increase in base pay, along with the current average accessorial pay of 5 more cpm, as well as the company's fuel bonus program, means that W2 company drivers will now earn about 66 cpm and more during their first year with the company. The base pay increase also means that company drivers can now expect to earn $90,000 during their first year with GP Transco, with top-performing drivers earning over $100,000 after being with the company for 4 years (based on 2,700 miles driven on a weekly average, for drivers who qualify for raises based on performance, safety, and fuel utilization efficiency). Company team drivers also received the same base pay increase, going from 65 cpm to 75 cpm.

The company also announced 6-month raises to company driver base pay, which adds 1 cpm every 6 months to qualifying drivers. This means that after working at GP Transco for 4 years, top-performing over-the-road drivers will earn a base of 68 cpm, and combined with accessorial pay, it would put drivers roughly at 73 cpm. This level of compensation was previously unheard-of in the trucking industry for full time W2 over-the-road, dry van solo drivers; GP Transco's emphasis on employing only the most professional drivers is what drove the decision for the pay increase, according to Marija Jamontas, GP Transco's VP of Safety and Administrative Services. "The freight market is doing well, and our contracted customers are extremely happy with the way our drivers are performing," said Marija. "Increasing base pay will allow us to continue having some of the safest, most motivated and skilled drivers in the industry work for the company. The high pay combined with full benefits and 401k with a 5% match will also allow us to be even more selective in terms of recruiting incoming drivers."

About the Company:

GP Transco provides safe and reliable dry van freight transportation and logistics services to a diverse group of clients across the United States and Canada. As an EPA SmartWay Carrier Partner with 450 trucks and over 700 trailers, the company utilizes advanced technologies and modern workflows in order to provide clients with industry-leading solutions. GP Transco's sister companies include GP Transco Logistics and OpenRoad TMS.

 

Media Contact:
Sergey Bort | VP of Marketing and Strategy
Phone: 708.286.5411
Email: sergey@GPtransco.com

Smart-Trucking's "Best Trucking Company To Work For in 2021" has increased the base pay of their W2 solo company drivers to 60 cents per mile (cpm), with expected pay being 66 cpm when considering accessorial pay. Team drivers now earn a base of 75 cpm, with an expected pay of nearly 80 cpm.

GP Transco Announces a Base Pay Increase to Company CDL Drivers

GP Transco Named as 'The Best Trucking Company to Work for in 2021' by Smart-Trucking

Smart-Trucking released their full list of Best Trucking Companies to Work For this month, ranking the Joliet, IL-based carrier at the top, stating that the carrier sets "a good example for other companies to follow"

JOLIET, Ill., March 30, 2021 (PRNewswire) -- Smart-Trucking, a trucking news, entertainment, and education organization, ranked GP Transco as their #1 choice for the best trucking company to work for in 2021. "Some of these carriers have large fleets of trucks but are so well-managed they are able to retain a 'family atmosphere,' which I like a lot," says the host and co-creator of Smart-Trucking.

 

GP Transco, a dry van over-the-road carrier out of Illinois, has been in business for over 15 years and are known in the industry for their fair treatment of drivers, high driver pay and benefits, and top-of-the-line equipment. Their fleet of nearly 450 drivers services a base of contracted customers, making up nearly 60% of the company's total business. "Hiring outstanding drivers and paying them a competitive rate allows us to provide our customers with the best service possible," says Dominic Zastarskis, CEO of GP Transco.

 

Company drivers at GP Transco work as full-time W2 employees and earn between $72,000-$89,000/year and enjoy benefits such as health insurance, dental, vision, life insurance, long and short-term disability, 401k with 5% matching, and more. The carrier recently added a six-month review to each company driver, where eligible drivers receive a 1 cent-per-mile raise to their profit sharing on a biannual basis. Based on a survey conducted by the carrier this month, 94% of their drivers state that they plan to work at the company this time next year. According to a survey the carrier conducted this month, 94% of their drivers state that they plan to work at the company this time next year, which is a strong contrast considering the driver turnover rate in the industry is about 99%.

 

About the Company:

GP Transco provides safe and reliable dry van freight transportation and logistics services to a diverse group of clients across the United States and Canada. As an EPA SmartWay Carrier Partner with 450 trucks and over 700 trailers, the company utilizes advanced technologies and modern workflows in order to provide clients with industry-leading solutions. GP Transco's sister companies include GP Transco Logistics and OpenRoad TMS.

 

Media Contact:
Sergey Bort | VP of Marketing and Strategy
Phone: 708.286.5411
Email: sergey@GPtransco.com

GP Transco Becomes 3rd Highest-Paying Trucking Company in the US

With the new OTP (Outstanding Trucking Professionals) weekly driver performance bonus program, truck drivers now earn up to $87,000 per year at GP Transco

DARIEN, Ill., September 5, 2019 (Newswire.com) - On September 3, 2019, truckdriverssalary.com updated their Top 10 Best Trucking Companies to Work For list, placing GP Transco at number 3 based on truck driver salary, benefits, and quality of employment. GP Transco’s driver pay is currently 26 percent above the current annual national truck driver salary average of $66,711.

 

Furthermore, the only two companies to surpass GP Transco on TruckDriversSalary.com when it comes to driver pay are private fleets rather than carriers – this makes GP Transco the highest paying true trucking company in the United States.

“It is our priority to stay competitive with pay make sure our truck drivers are compensated well for their work,” says Marija Jamontas, Vice President of Human Resources and Safety at GP Transco. “We think that the new OTP performance bonus program helps tremendously. This, combined with health benefits, 401k matching, life insurance, and other perks adds up to a compelling package.” 

 

According to TruckDriversSalary, the Illinois-based carrier is a great choice for experienced truck drivers due to the driver benefits, the company’s utilization of advanced technologies, and its honest and respectful attitude towards drivers. “The company’s commitment to drivers and transparency has helped push them into one of the fastest-growing trucking outfits in the country.”

 

About the Company:

GP Transco provides safe and reliable dry van freight transportation and logistics services to a diverse group of clients across the United States and Canada. As an EPA SmartWay Carrier Partner with 400 trucks and over 600 trailers, the company utilizes advanced technologies and modern workflows in order to provide clients with industry-leading solutions. GP Transco's sister companies include GP Transco Logistics and OpenRoad TMS.

 

Media Contact:
Sergey Bort | VP of Marketing and Strategy
Phone: 708.286.5411
Email: sergey@GPtransco.com

GP Transco Becomes an Inc. 5000 Company for the Fourth Time

The fast-growing company has been the topic of discussion on a number of listings in 2019, including Crain's Fast 50, a Top-10 company on Truck Drivers Salary, a "Best Company to Work for" on CDL.com, and now Inc. 5000

DARIEN, Ill., August 16, 2019 (Newswire.com) - GP Transco, one of the fastest-growing trucking and logistics companies in the United States, earned a position on the Inc. 5000 listing for the fourth year, with a 3-year growth of 202% and rank #1980.​

 

Inc. 5000 is an annual publication that lists privately-held companies for outstanding growth - "If entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of an economy, consider Inc.'s ranking of 5,000 companies America's circulatory system. Our annual report looks at these fast-growing innovators--and how they made our list." -Inc. 5000.

 

"We couldn't be more excited to once again make the Inc. 5000 list," said Dominic Zastarskis, CEO of GP Transco. "While growing is really exciting, it is important for us to concentrate on doing so in a healthy way, which means maintaining focus on our customers, truck drivers, and office staff."

 

The fast-growing company has been the topic of discussion on a number of listings in 2019, including Crain's Fast 50, a Top-10 company on Truck Drivers Salary, a "Best Company to Work for" on CDL.com, and now Inc. 5000. In order to maintain healthy growth, the company is currently in the process of constructing a new, 40,000 square-foot headquarters in Joliet, IL.

 

About the Company:

GP Transco provides safe and reliable dry van freight transportation and logistics services to a diverse group of clients across the United States and Canada. As an EPA SmartWay Carrier Partner with 400 trucks and over 600 trailers, the company utilizes state-of-the-art technologies and modern workflows in order to provide clients with industry-leading solutions. GP Transco's sister companies include GP Transco Logistics and OpenRoad TMS.

 

Media Contact:
Sergey Bort | VP of Marketing and Strategy
Phone: 708.286.5411
Email: sergey@GPtransco.com

GP Transco Secures Third Crain's Fast 50 Listing

Crain's Fast 50 is an annual listing published by Crain's Chicago Business, recognizing outstanding growth

DARIEN, Ill., June 21, 2019 (Newswire.com) - GP Transco, one of the fastest-growing trucking and logistics companies in the country, has been listed as a Crain’s Fast 50 company for the third time.

Crain’s Fast 50 is an annual listing published by Crain’s Chicago Business, recognizing outstanding growth – “Here's our annual ranking of the fastest-growing companies in the Chicago area.” GP Transco is ranked number sixteen (16) this year. 

 

"We are ecstatic to once again receive this award from Crain’s,” said Dominic Zastarskis, GP Transco CEO. “This award is a reflection of our commitment to continually grow without sacrificing the quality of the services we provide. I want to thank our awesome staff and our outstanding truck drivers for helping us get to where we are today.” 

GP Transco is prepared to continue growing and is in the process of building a brand-new, state-of-the-art headquarters in Joliet, Illinois. More information on this will come in the upcoming weeks.

 

About GP Transco:

GP Transco provides safe and reliable dry van freight transportation and logistics services to a diverse group of clients across the United States and Canada. As an EPA SmartWay Carrier Partner and an active member of the American Trucking Association with 400 trucks and over 550 trailers, the company utilizes state-of-the-art technologies and modern workflows in order to provide clients with industry-leading solutions. GP Transco’s sister companies include GP Transco Logistics and OpenRoad TMS.

 

Media Contact:
Sergey Bort | VP of Marketing and Strategy
Phone: 708.286.5411
Email: sergey@GPtransco.com

GP Transco Becomes 5th Highest-Paying Trucking Company in the US

The fast-growing carrier now offers an annual salary of $78,000 to company truck drivers, placing it fifth in the nation.

DARIEN, Ill., March 1, 2019 (Newswire.com) - On March 1, 2019, truckdriverssalary.com updated their Top 10 Best Trucking Companies to Work For list, placing GP Transco at number 5. GP Transco’s driver pay is 17.5 percent higher than the current annual national truck driver salary average of $66,711.

 “Trucking is hard work – it is our job to make sure drivers are fairly compensated for their efforts,” says Marija Jamontas, Vice President of Human Resources and Safety at GP Transco. “We try to be as competitive as possible with driver pay. Their salary combined with the health benefits, 401k matching, bonuses, and other perks adds up to a compelling package.” 

According to TruckDriversSalary, the Illinois-based carrier is a great choice for experienced truck drivers due to the driver benefits, the company’s utilization of advanced technologies, and its honest and respectful attitude towards drivers. “The company’s commitment to drivers and transparency has helped push them into one of the fastest growing trucking outfits in the country.”

About GP Transco:

GP Transco provides safe and reliable freight transportation and logistics services to a diverse group of clients across the United States and Canada. As an EPA SmartWay Carrier Partner with 400 trucks and over 500 trailers, the company utilizes state-of-the-art technologies and modern workflows in order to provide clients with industry-leading solutions. GP Transco’s sister companies include GP Transco Logistics - and OpenRoad TMS.

Media Contact:
Sergey Bort
Phone: 708.286.5411
Email: sergey@GPtransco.com

SAXON Freight Announces Corporate Name Change to GP Transco Logistics

The fast-growing logistics company announced today that it will be changing its name to GP Transco Logistics, increasing collaboration and merging branding with sister company GP Transco

DARIEN, Ill., October 10, 2018 (Newswire.com) - As of October 10, 2018, Saxon Freight will change its name to GP Transco Logistics, reflecting the company’s growth and commitment to operate under the branding of the elite carrier GP Transco. The change is intended to increase the potential reach of the Darien-based logistics company and give it the resources needed to further improve customer service and operations. 

 “We are excited to start a new chapter under the powerful name of GP Transco,” says Amos Savickas, Executive Vice President of GP Transco Logistics. “Maintaining the outstanding customer service that shippers and carriers have come to expect from Saxon Freight while gaining all the resources associated with the GP Transco brand will allow us to go further.”

 

About GP Transco:

 

GP Transco provides safe and reliable freight transportation and logistics services to a diverse group of clients across the United States and Canada. As an EPA SmartWay Carrier Partner with 400 trucks and over 500 trailers, the company utilizes state-of-the-art technologies and modern workflows in order to provide clients with industry-leading solutions. GP Transco’s sister companies include GP Transco Logistics and OpenRoad TMS.

GP Transco Achieves Industry-Leading 20% Driver Turnover Rate

The elite carrier stands out with an industry-leading low turnover rate compared to the 98 percent national average reported by the Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ) on October 3, 2018. The low rate is achieved by the company concentrating on treating its drivers with respect and making driver satisfaction the number one priority.

DARIEN, Ill., October 4, 2018 (Newswire.com) - GP Transco celebrates an impressive 20 percent year-to-date driver turnover rate, despite an industry three-year high of 98 percent.

 

According to an October 3, 2018 article by the Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ), driver turnover rate in the trucking industry among large carriers surged to a three-year high in the 2nd quarter of 2018. “The turnover rate at large truckload carriers (those with more than $27 million in annual revenue) jumped again in the second quarter of 2018, climbing 4 percentage points to an annualized rate of 98 percent. That’s the highest rate since late 2015.” 

 

While trucking companies are experiencing extremely high turnover from company drivers and owner-operators, GP Transco has managed to reach a company all-time record of 20% in 2018. “Maintaining a turnover rate that is almost 80 percent less than the industry standard is no easy task,” said Marija Jamontas, GP Transco’s Vice President of Human Resources and Safety. “It starts from a fundamental respect towards our drivers and making their comfort and satisfaction our number one priority. Once you commit yourself to this goal, the rest takes care of itself. We implement many driver recognition programs and have an open-door policy between drivers and management, and drivers seem to enjoy it.”

 

This approach to management seems to pay off, according to results of a 2018 GP Transco drivers survey. The results of the survey show that 91 percent of GP drivers say that the company supports them in dealing with shippers and receivers, compared to the national average of 65 percent. Overall, GP Transco has an 80 percent level of general satisfaction from drivers based on feeling respected by the carrier, home time, route preference, opinion on company policies, and more. This is quite an accomplishment, considering the average level of satisfaction of drivers in the US is around 55 percent.

 

About GP Transco:

 

GP Transco provides safe and reliable dry van freight transportation and logistics services to a diverse group of clients across the United States and Canada. As an EPA SmartWay Carrier Partner with 350 trucks and over 500 trailers, the company utilizes state-of-the-art technologies and modern workflows in order to provide clients with industry-leading solutions.

GP Transco Earns Inc. 5000 Listing for the Third Time

The fast-growing company has been the topic of discussion on a number of listings in 2018, including Crain's Fast 50, Truck Drivers Salary, and now Inc. 5000 - GP Transco is expected to continue sustained growth in the upcoming years.

DARIEN, Ill., August 15, 2018 (Newswire.com) - GP Transco, one of the fastest growing trucking and logistics companies in the United States, earned a position on the Inc. 5000 listing for the third year.

Inc. 5000 is an annual publication that lists companies for outstanding growth – “If entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of an economy, consider Inc.'s ranking of 5,000 companies America's circulatory system. Our annual report looks at these fast-growing innovators--and how they made our list.” -Inc. 5000.

“It is an honor to once again be included on Inc. 5000,” said Gedas Poviliunas, President of GP Transco. “As we grow each year, we gain more ability to improve the trucking industry as a whole through innovation and customer service, and this award highlights our dedication to that work.” 

The company has been the topic of discussion on a number of listings in 2018, including Crain’s Fast 50, Truck Drivers Salary, and now Inc. 5000 – GP Transco is expected to continue sustained growth in the upcoming years.

GP Transco provides safe and reliable dry van freight transportation and logistics services to a diverse group of clients across the United States and Canada. As an EPA SmartWay Carrier Partner with 350 trucks and over 500 trailers, the company utilizes state-of-the-art technologies and modern workflows in order to provide clients with industry-leading solutions.

GP Transco Secures Second Crain's Fast 50 Listing

Crain's Fast 50 is an annual listing published by Crain's Chicago Business, recognizing outstanding growth.

DARIEN, Ill., June 25, 2018 (Newswire.com) - GP Transco, one of the fastest growing trucking and logistics companies in the country, has been listed as a Crain’s Fast 50 company for the second time.

Crain’s Fast 50 is an annual listing published by Crain’s Chicago Business, recognizing outstanding growth – “In the race to rapidly increase revenues, these companies are outpacing the rest.”

"We are excited to once again be included in Crain’s Fast 50,” said Dominic Zastarskis, GP Transco CEO. “This award reflects our commitment to providing our clients with industry-leading logistics solutions while giving our drivers the absolute best work environment.”

About GP Transco:

GP Transco provides safe and reliable dry van freight transportation and logistics services to a diverse group of clients across the United States and Canada. As an EPA SmartWay Carrier Partner with 320 trucks and over 500 trailers, the company utilizes state-of-the-art technologies and modern workflows in order to provide clients with industry-leading solutions.

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