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Trucking news: Evans launches Evans Freight Services brokerage group

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
June 25, 2010

Third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Evans announced this week it s rolled out a freight brokerage division, entitled Evans Freight Services (EFS).

Company officials said EFS was rolled out to complement its logistics service offerings and address what it sees as an emerging need in the marketplace. During its 25 year history, Evans has provided freight services for North American shippers in various sectors, including: mining, truck parts, construction equipment, food ingredient manufacturing/processing, and plastics industries for 25 years.

“Plans to re-engage in the brokerage business started toward the end of 2009. Evans started as a brokerage business,” said Tom Aumann, head of Evans’ EFS division. “Based on our deep experience in this service offering, we started to see an unfulfilled need with manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers on the logistics services side of our business. They were experiencing difficulty accessing carriers and seeing diminishing service levels as the economy improved and demand for transportation outpaced supply.”

In terms of shipper benefits, Aumann noted that strong service and the strength of Evans’ carrier network, coupled with the company’s technology and experience, will play a role in providing brokerage customers with an easy, cost-effective way to access transportation capacity throughout their supply chain.

“Nearly all of our clients have been with us for a decade or more because of our disciplined execution and service,” said Aumann. “I believe our growing stable of brokerage clients will experience similar satisfaction as we produce a significant, positive impact on their supply chain.”

More than 300 Evans clients participate in our freight brokerage division, and Aumann said Evans expects continued growth in terms of staffing and new accounts. He said the company is managing more transactions for clients than ever before as its month-over-month marketplace penetration continues to expand.

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Jeff Berman
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Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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