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Circle Logistics and Transport Pro Connection Delivers More On-Time Loads for Shippers

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Circle Logistics and Transport Pro Connection Delivers More On-Time Loads for Shippers

Circle Logistics (Circle), a leading asset-based full-service logistics company, today announced it is utilizing internal grading systems and resources like enhanced visibility to guide its team on matching freight with the best-fit carriers to minimize claims. The company is using combined data from digital freight matching and enhanced visibility Transport Pro tech integration resources to add greater value to shippers and carriers.

As the industry leader attempting to track 100% of its loads, Circle encourages enhanced visibility to increase on-time deliveries and to reduce late, theft and damaged freight claims. Based on informal research led by Senior Vice President Andrew J. Smith and the Chicago team, when freight is not tracked there’s a 23% increase in chance that the loads will result in a claim.

Circle’s enhanced visibility tracking data comes from sources like ELD and cell phone tracking, in addition to auto-arrive and auto-depart dispatch geofence notifications. Combined with the team’s use of data to examine the best fit for matching freight with carriers, this data has made a tremendous impact on the amount of successful, on-time, claim-free loads the team manages.Tech usage and its resulting insights are empowering Circle to continue leading the industry in outstanding shipper-carriers experiences and innovation.

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Circle Logistics Promotes Andrew J. Smith to Senior Vice President

Andrew J. Smith will develop next-level sales, operations and truck dispatch growth strategies for Circle

Circle Logistics (Circle), a leading asset-based full-service logistics company, today announced the promotion of Andrew J. Smith from vice president of sales and operations to senior vice president. Smith is now responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Chicago and Tinley Park locations within Ill., in addition to the Orlando, Fla. office location. He will develop and implement best operating procedures in the areas of sales, operations and truck dispatch.

As senior vice president, Smith will use his more than 13 years of logistics experience to oversee strategic initiatives including the development and implementation of company-wide operational best practices and drive new technology implementations that increase efficiencies with customer and carrier communication.

Smith was the fourth employee at Circle following the company’s establishment in 2011. Since then he has expanded the Circle team to 250 industry-knowledgeable employees across the U.S., Panama, Mexico and Colombia. Smith has led Circle to develop and nurture multiple winning technology partnerships, in addition to building innovative processes for improving internal team functionality and efficiency.

Under Smith’s leadership, Circle is now a leader in Enhanced Visibility, live-tracking 90% of the company’s loads, resulting in end-to-end visibility, better customer communication and more secure shipments. Additionally, Smith created an Electronic Booking Platform that empowers Circle carriers to streamline the booking process that rewards most reliable carriers with the best-fit loads at the highest rate.

Circle is making notable advancements for shippers and carriers. Because of such work and resulting success, the company was recognized as one of the fastest-growing private third-party logistics (3PLs) companies in the U.S. and honored with the Armstrong & Associates’ Top 100 Domestic Transportation Management 3PL Award, announced in Q4 of 2022.

About Circle Logistics

Founded in Fort Wayne, Ind. in 2011, Circle Logistics is one of the fastest-growing transportation companies in the nation, servicing over $700 million in freight spend. As a Top 50 Freight Brokerage Firm, Circle combines the dedication of a privately owned asset-based 3PL with the coverage of a public large-scale provider to create a superior modern freight experience. Circle is committed to delivering on three core promises to our customers: No Fail Service, Personalized Communication and Innovative Solutions and provides coverage across all modes of transportation in the continental United States and Mexico, including Dry Van, Flatbed, Reefer, LTL, Expedite, Oversize and Air. For more information, visit

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Circle Logistics Leads Industry by Tracking Over 90% of its Loads

Circle Logistics (Circle), a leading asset-based full-service logistics company, today announced that its integration with transportation management software (TMS) Transport Pro has resulted in the live-tracking of more than 90% of all loads booked.

Circle’s use of auto-arrive and auto-depart dispatch geofence notifications and other technology is proving to be a game changer for the growing company that is currently leading the industry in enhanced visibility. Most competitors track 40-60% of loads, with very few tracking up to 80% of loads.

“Partnership with Transport Pro to provide enhanced visibility for 90% of our freight is so beneficial to our customers because everyone involved in the shipping process saves time without calling or emailing to get delivery statuses,” said Eric Fortmeyer, president and CEO, Circle Logistics. “Because we pride ourselves on being an extension of our customers’ teams, our ability to provide real-time live-tracking is another example of our dedication to providing a stellar customer experience that includes safeguarding freight from theft and other risks.”

The ability for customers to track shipments from origin through the final delivery using more automation creates more efficient carrier management processes, including more accurate on-time pickup and delivery performance tracking.

Confirmed as one of the fastest-growing private third-party logistics (3PLs) companies in the U.S. as a 2022 Armstrong & Associates’ Top 100 Domestic Transportation Management 3PL honoree, a great portion of Circle’s more than 300% growth over the past two years is attributed to the company’s increase in the ability to provide end-to-end visibility through live-tracking.

“It is Circle’s goal to track every load for their customers and we look forward to empowering their team to meet that goal, which will further enhance the customer experience,” said Kenneth Kloeppel, director of technology, Transport Pro.