Jul 2 2014

TransWorks Forms Strategic Alliance With Raven Logistics
Improves Service for Freight Customers Using Rail and Truck

(FORT WAYNE, Indiana) TransWorks and Raven Logistics have formed a strategic alliance that provides freight customers the benefits of a one-stop shop for managing transportation by either rail or truck, it was announced today.

TransWorks, based at Fort Wayne, Ind., develops and manages computer systems for transporting large shipments of truckload freight, handling 5 million shipments annually. Raven Logistics, of Naples, FL., provides rail freight rating, tracking, demurrage, and dispatching services. The alliance integrates the bimodal services of both companies and ultimately will offer customers a single Web-based system for monitoring and managing train and truck shipments.

“Raven Logistics is thrilled to join forces with TransWorks,” said Duane Kuzak, company president. “Together with TransWorks’ highly regarded supply chain solutions and our rail enterprise management software, we bring compelling service enhancements to customers. The alliance is consistent with our strategy of providing high-quality, proprietary solutions to our customers. Our product offerings are complementary to TransWorks’ solutions, and the combination will yield meaningful operational savings, together with significant market and technological synergies. It's a logical, strategic step for both companies.”

Tim Minnich, TransWorks’ president, said, “I am pleased and excited to be joining products with Raven Logistics. Raven is an experienced, proven company whose competitive advantage and valuable services align with TransWorks’ mission in meeting our customers’ evolving transportation needs with efficiency and effectiveness. I look forward to a successful alliance while building the next path forward,” said Minnich.

Raven Logistics’ rate retrieval system provides instant access to public tariffs and protected access to private quotes. The system optimizes joint line rates and routes, properly calculates fuel surcharges, and handles accessorial charges. For additional information, visit http://ravenlogistics.com/Technology.

TransWorks provides end-to-end transportation management system and supply chain execution solutions to many of the largest companies in the world. For additional information, visit www.trnswrks.com