7th Annual Sylectus Awards

Here are the companies and individuals who won awards at our recent 7th Annual Sylectus Conference in Amelia Island, Florida.

This is the fifth year we have handed out these "Excellence in Expediting" awards.

Summary of Awards:

Group picture of Award Winners

Back row: Mark McLochlin (Clearwater Logistics), Sharon Harding (Active On-Demand), Jeff Curry (Express-1), Ben Bauman (Bolt Express), Mike Welch (Express-1), John Elliott (Load One), Mike Pettrey (C&M Transport), Steve Barrett (Barrett Directline Delivery Services, Inc.), Denise Denis (FF Express), Bryan Tumbleson (Express-1), Lorri Lord (HeLP Logistics)

Front row: Suart Sutton (Sylectus, A Division of GPSNet Technologies Inc), Bill Gansman (All State Express), Cal Pettrey (C&M Transport)

Indiviual awards & winners:

On-Time Performance

Barrett Directline Delivery Services Inc., Bentonville, AR

Fastest Billing Cycle

Active On-Demand, Belleville, MI

Highest Year-over-Year sales growth – large company (2009 vs. 2008)

Bolt Express, Toledo, OH

Highest Year-over-Year sales growth – small company (2009 vs. 2008):

Barrett Directline Delivery Services Inc., Bentonville, AR

Most Loads Brokered to Alliance carriers as a % of total Brokered Loads:

C&M Transport, Cleveland, OH

Most Loads Brokered from other companies to Alliance Pro

Express-1, Buchanan, MI

Most Loads Brokered from other companies to Alliance Connect

Clearwater Logistics, Mishiwaka, IN

Wireless Vehicle Automation Efficiency

Fitzharris Enterprises, Indianapolis, IN

E-mail Automation Efficiency

HeLP Logistics, Anderson, IN

Virtual Fleet Utilization

Express-1, Buchanan, MI

Fleet Vision Penetration

All State Express, Kernersville, NC

Builders Awards

Jim Fletcher and Patsy Wolfreys, FF Express, Ancaster, ON
John Elliott, Load One, Taylor, MI
Mike Welch, Express-1, Buchanan, MI

Mike Welch's GPSNet Jersey

This was the 3rd year in a row that Mike Welch from Express-1 has won a "Builders Award". As a result, we have officially recognized Mike as one of our "team members" and presented him with one of our team GPSNet Jerseys. Here is a picture of Mike with Stuart Sutton ... proudly sporting his GPSNet jersey.

Since handing out the awards over the past several years, we have noticed that companies have "stepped up" their game and improved on prior years numbers. Now that they can measure key performance indicators, they can start to manage their business better.

Details of Awards

GPSNet Builders Awards – Promoting the Technology to other companies.

The "GPSNet Builders Awards" are recognize the effort our customers take to promote our software to other companies (and even their competitors!). They are directly responsible for building the AlliancePro subscriber base by inviting other companies into their operation to see our technology work.

AlliancePro Company of the Year – On-Time Performance

This award goes to the AlliancePro company who had the best "On Time" performance for the first 11 months (January to November) of the year. The company must be on AlliancePro for the entire calendar year and performed at least 1,200 trips during the year. On Time measurement is calculated as the "Difference between the scheduled delivery and the actual delivery with a 15 minute grace period". In the calculation, there is no penalty for being early, only for being late.

AlliancePro Company of the Year – Fastest Billing Cycle

This award goes to the Alliance Pro company who had the fastest Billing turnaround for the first 11 months (January to November) of the year. The company must be on AlliancePro for the entire calendar year and performed at least 1,200 trips during the year. This is defined as the average difference (measured in days) between when the trip was COMPLETED to when the Invoice was PRINTED. The faster invoicing is completed, the sooner a company can collect their money and better manage their cash flow. This award truly recognizes excellence in the billing department.

AlliancePro Company of the Year – Highest Year-over-Year sales growth – large companies(2009 vs. 2008)

This award goes to the AlliancePro company with more than $5 million in sales who has the highest percentage increase in sales revenue between 2008 and 2009 for the first 11 months (January to November) of both years. These were AlliancePro companies that were active on the system for both 2008 and 2009 years. Note that the top companies grew more than 10% year over year. An impressive number considering that 2009 was a "Recession" year.

AlliancePro Company of the Year – Highest Year-over-Year sales growth – small companies(2009 vs. 2008)

This award goes to the AlliancePro company with less than $5 million in sales who has the highest percentage increase in sales revenue between 2008 and 2009 for the first 11 months (January to November) of both years. These were AlliancePro companies that were active on the system for both 2008 and 2009 years. Note that the top companies grew more than 10% year over year. An impressive number considering that 2009 was a "Recession" year.

AlliancePro Company of the Year – Most Loads Brokered to Alliance carriers as a Percentage of total Brokered Loads

This award goes to the AlliancePro company who brokered the most loads to other Alliance carriers (as a percentage of their total brokered loads) for the first 11 months (January to November) of the year. The company must be on AlliancePro for the entire calendar year and broker at least 500 trips during the year. This award truly recognizes companies that "share" their business with other companies rather than saying "no" to their customers.

AlliancePro Company of the Year – Most Loads Brokered from other companies

This award goes to the AlliancePro company who received the most brokered loads from the AlliancePro companies for the first 11 months (January to November) of the year. This award truly recognizes AlliancePro companies that are trusted and well respected to do a great job every time.

AllianceConnect Company of the Year – Most Loads Brokered from other companies

This award goes to the Alliance Connect company who received the most brokered loads from the AlliancePro companies for the first 11 months (January to November) of the year. This award truly recognizes Alliance Connect companies that are trusted and well respected to do a great job every time.

AlliancePro Company of the Year – E-mail Automation Efficiency

This award goes to the Alliance Pro company who had the highest number (percentage) of automatic email "trip event" notifications to their customers for the months of May to November of the year. The winning company must be on AlliancePro since May and performed at least 1,200 trips during the year. We calculate this by the number of automatic Arrive Shipper, LOADED, Arrive Consignee and EMPTY messages emailed to customers divided by the total number of these "trip events".

AlliancePro Company of the Year – Wireless Vehicle Automation Efficiency

This award goes to the AlliancePro company who had the highest number (percentage) of automatic event updates from their vehicles (QUALCOMM, GPSPhones, Blackberry) per load for the months of June to November for the year. The winning company must be on AlliancePro since May and performed at least 1,200 trips during the year. We calculate this by the number of automatic Arrive Shipper, LOADED, Arrive Consignee and EMPTY messages sent to dispatc divided by the total number of transaction log records created for the same trip events.

AlliancePro Company of the Year – Virtual Fleet Utilization

This award goes to the AlliancePro company who does the most Virtual Fleet loads (either brokering loads to other Virtual Fleet members or having loads brokered to them from other Virtual Fleet members). This shows the companies who are respected for both brokering out freight AND getting freight brokered to them.

AlliancePro Company of the Year – Fleet Vision Penetration

This award goes to the AlliancePro company who has the penetration of active Fleet Vision users for the months of June to November of the year. The winning company must be on AlliancePro since June and performed at least 1,200 trips during the year. We calculate this by the number of "Fleet Vision" sign on actions divided by the number of potential Fleet Vision Accounts.

On behalf of Sylectus, I want to congratulate all the winners (as well as all the companies on our Alliance technology) that continue to make this organization of transportation companies a premier group.

A word of a caution to the winners ... I heard several people say they were going to be on the podium next year to receive your award. This friendly competition to be recognized as "the best" of "the best" can only work to make us all stronger.

Thanks for being part of our vision.

Together, it just keeps getting better ... and the best is yet to come!