Mactrans launches FreightRateCanada™ – A real time domestic LTL quoting service

Mactrans is pleased to announce the launching of FreightRateCanada™ which allows you to get Canadian domestic LTL quotes in real time. Our FreightRateCanada.com online rate portal was developed so shippers can receive competitive LTL rate quotes in real time. Get Instant access to LTL rates up to 10,000lbs. For more information on how to sign up, please visit our FreightRateCanada information page.

Joel MacKay to moderate Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Network event on October 19th, 2017

Joel MacKay will moderate a Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Network Event on October 19th, 2017 dealing with Emerging Technology in Canadian Transportation Industry. To get more details on the event, click on the image below to download the event information PDF file.

 

Mactrans Logistics Inc. Ranks No. 372 on the 2017 PROFIT 500

PROFIT and Canadian Business unveils 29th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Vaughan, Ontario (September 14, 2017) Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Mactrans Logistics Inc. No. 372 on the 29th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Canadian Business and at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.

Mactrans Logistics Inc. made the 2017 PROFIT 500 list with a five-year revenue growth of 139%.

“It is never easy to earn a spot on the PROFIT 500, but this year’s applicant pool was the most competitive yet,” says Deborah Aarts, PROFIT 500 program manager. “This year’s winners demonstrate the resilience, innovation and sheer management smarts it takes to build a thriving business today. Canada—and the world—needs more entrepreneurial success stories like these.”

Mactrans is honoured to be on the PROFIT 500 ranking for the second year in a row,” says President Joel MacKay. “This achievement would not have been possible again this year without our valued customers, carriers and employees.”

About the PROFIT 500

For 29 years, the PROFIT 500 has been Canada’s most respectable and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Developed by PROFIT and now published in Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian companies on five-year revenue growth. For more information on the ranking visit PROFIT500.com or CanadianBusiness.com.

About Canadian Business

Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and most-trusted business publication in the country. It is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Learn more at CanadianBusiness.com.

About Mactrans Logistics Inc.

Serving the Greater Toronto area from their head office in Vaughan, Ontario, Mactrans Logistics provides Third Party Logistics (3PL) services and solutions in Canada, USA and beyond. Offering road, rail, marine and air transportation services, they are a non-asset based company committed to always seeking out the best shipping methods to maximize their customer’s transportation needs.

Mactrans incorporates their unique transportation perspective into the day-to-day shipping procedures of their customers to deliver a ‘true’ full-service logistics solution. Mactrans moves general freight for several industries with a focus on automotive, e-commerce, food, home & leisure, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, retail, and specialty deliveries. Mactrans also has offices in Toronto, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec.

To learn more about Mactrans Logistics visit our website at mactrans.ca. Mactrans is also on social media: you can like us on Facebook (facebook.com/mactranslog) and follow us on twitter at @mactranslog.

Media contact

Joel MacKay, Mactrans Logistics Inc.,
E-Mail: jmackay@mactrans.ca
Tel: 905.856.6800 x 222

The Mactrans PROFIT500 press release is also available as a downloadable PDF.

Joel MacKay to present at 19th Annual TransCore LinkConference

Mactrans Logistics president Joel MacKay will be a panelist at the 19th annual TransCore LinkConference on July 12th, 2017. Panel discussion will focus on service, profit and prosperity as well as how to use your frontline team to maximize profit. The FREE event will be held at The Country Club, 20 Lloyd St. in Woodbridge, Ontario. Mactrans Logistics will be one of the sponsors for the event.

For more information on how to attend, visit the conference webpage.

Optimize your transportation supply chain with MACsync

Have you ever wondered why Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies pay Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) millions of dollars every year to handle their freight? The reason is that they see the value of having an independent third party analyze their freight patterns, negotiate with carriers and manage their transportation. Recent studies have shown that close to 90% of Fortune 500 companies utilize the services of Third Party Logistics companies. They understand it is worthwhile to pay a LSP for the transportation expertise and technology which they can offer.

When working with some of the largest 3PLs across North America clients may have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in implementation fees before the first shipment is ever picked-up. This may make sense if a company is spending tens of millions of dollars in freight every year but it does not if your annual North American freight budget is less than a million dollars. This is where we can help smaller companies through our MACsync program. We provide the same type of freight analysis, management and technology solutions that the mega 3PLs do, but without the implementation fees.

What is MACsync?

Mactrans’ transportation management service is different from all the rest. Instead of focusing on individual lanes, we take a look at your entire North American Supply Chain. Our ability to give you this unique perspective has helped us become one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies (2016 PROFIT 500 list). With MACsync, we actually show you the easier way to ship freight and cut costs.

Freight Analysis

Before we begin any analysis we sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) to reassure the safety of your information. Our analysis then starts with a detailed examination of your entire North American transportation activity. We put it under the magnifying glass and take a look at the big picture. For companies with multiple branches, we synchronize them into one initiative and remove the silo mentality common throughout the industry. Once synchronized, we look at your carrier base to evaluate which are performing well and which need improvement. Finally, we conduct a sample post audit to ensure accuracy in your billing as well as to identify quick fixes that will immediately start saving you money— and we do it all for free!

Carrier Request For Proposal (RFP) Management

After we have secured your permission with a Letter of Authorization (LOA), Mactrans engages in freight operation discussions with your carrier base. All of your historical shipping data is then taken and summarized into a MACsync managed Carrier RFP. That RFP is then distributed among Mactrans’ carriers and your current carrier base for comparative pricing submissions. All of the submission data is then summarized into a single presentation for you to review. If you don’t find savings there is no obligation to work with us.

TMS Technology

Now we can decide which carriers you wish to use and gain the advantage of Mactrans’ free transportation management system (TMS) to manage it all. Our TMS will provide you with the best rates and service by lanes and you only pay for the shipments we manage for you. All implementation, reporting and IT costs are covered with the MACsync system. And, to ensure you are getting the best rates, MACsync also provides free carrier invoice auditing as part of the service.

My Promise

As the President and Owner of Mactrans Logistics I am personally involved in every MACsync transportation analysis. We have a proven formula that works and if we can’t save you money I will let you know and won’t waste your time. I’ve worked in the Canadian Transportation Industry for over 20 years and we have a great team of logistics professionals at Mactrans. We enjoy working on challenging supply chain projects and are always eager to share our knowledge with others. Even if you want to bounce a select few transportation requirements by me and our team we are truly happy to help. I invite you to contact me at (905) 856-6800 ext. 222 or jmackay@mactrans.ca.

For more information you can also visit www.mactrans.ca/MACsync

Joel MacKay

Mactrans Logistics Inc. Ranks No. 330 on the 2016 PROFIT 500

PROFIT and Canadian Business unveils 28th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

profit-500-2016-logo-062016Vaughan, Ontario (September 15, 2016) Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Mactrans Logistics Inc. No. 330 on the 28th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Canadian Business and at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.

Mactrans made the 2016 PROFIT 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 160%.

“Companies become a part of the PROFIT 500 through innovative thinking, smart strategy and sheer grit,” says James Cowan, Editor-in-chief of PROFIT and Canadian Business. “These firms demonstrate what Canadian entrepreneurs can achieve, both at home and across the globe.”

Mactrans is honoured to be on the PROFIT 500 ranking,” says President Joel MacKay. “This achievement would not have been possible without our valued customers, carriers and employees.

About PROFIT and PROFITguide.com

PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada’s preeminent media brand dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 34 years, Canadian entrepreneurs across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it’s a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. Visit PROFIT online at PROFITguide.com.

About Canadian Business

Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving, best-selling and most-trusted business publication in the country. With a total brand readership of more than 1.1 million, it is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. We provide concrete examples of business achievement, thought-provoking analysis and compelling storytelling, all in an elegant package with bold graphics and great photography. Canadian Business—what leadership looks like.

About Mactrans Logistics Inc.

From their head office in Vaughan, Ontario, Mactrans Logistics provides Third Party Logistics (3PL) services solutions across North America. Offering road, rail, marine and air transportation services, they are a non-asset based company committed to always seeking out the best shipping methods to maximize their customer’s transportation needs.

Mactrans incorporates their unique transportation perspective into the day-to-day shipping procedures of their customers to deliver a ‘true’ full-service logistics solution. Mactrans moves general freight for several industries with a focus on automotive, e-commerce, food, home & leisure, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, retail, and specialty deliveries. Mactrans also has offices in Toronto, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec.

To learn more about Mactrans Logistics visit our website at mactrans.ca. Mactrans is also on social media: you can like us on Facebook (facebook.com/mactranslog) and follow us on twitter at @mactranslog.

Media contact

Joel MacKay, Mactrans Logistics Inc.,
E-Mail: jmackay@mactrans.ca
Tel: 905.856.6800 x 222

The Mactrans PROFIT500 press release is also available as a downloadable PDF.

Mactrans’ Joel MacKay to moderate Canada Logistics Conference 2016 panel on “Uber” Freight

Mactrans’ Joel MacKay will moderate a Canada Logistics Conference 2016 panel on “Uber” Freight which will discuss the emergence of Uber-like logistics technologies that promise great benefit for shippers but could quickly reshape this specialized service industry. The event will take place at the Canada Logistics Conference 2016 on Friday, October 28 • 10:30 am – 11:15 am.

Registration Details Available Here

Valerie McSween to present at the Shipper-Carrier Roundtable during the Surface Transportation Summit

Valerie McSween will present at the Shipper-Carrier Roundtable during the Surface Transportation Summit on October 13th, 2016.

Shippers are facing a soft economy, ever more demanding customers and a high US dollar this year as they grapple with developing efficient, low cost supply chains to bring their goods to market. These forces are putting added pressure on shippers to refine their logistics networks to keep freight costs under control. Motor carriers continue to face cost pressures as the search for qualified drivers, new government regulations and the requirement to purchase energy efficient trucks push freight rates higher.

While these issues are transforming the industry, new technologies, big data, the internet of things and multi-channel distribution are upending current business processes.

How should shippers and carriers react to the new set of forces shaping the transportation industry? A number of leading executives will participate in this round-table discussion. The moderator will lead the panel through a full analysis of the key issues shaping the industry.

Register for the Surface Transportation Summit