Our Mission for 2016: Another Record Setting Year
Priority1 has been in business for over 20 years with a commitment of serving our customers, carrier partners, and employees. What started as an organization to manage our parent company’s transportation (Priority Wire & Cable) has developed into being considered a leader in the world of managed logistics. Priority1 is “winning” not just by delivering consistent financial results but by doing business the right way and taking care of its people. Don’t take my word for it… Priority1 was awarded the BBB Torch Ethics Award for reputable business practices and we were named one of Arkansas Best Employers for how we treat our staff.
Priority1 is focused on continuing our growth as a leader in consultative logistics. We partner with both small and large shippers to optimize their freight spend through technology, people, and experience. Our sales process evaluates needs and proactively address potential issues within a company’s supply chain. To be frank, what company wouldn’t benefit from having Priority1 (whom manages over 3000 businesses transportation accounts) take a look at its supply chain?
Our mission in 2016 is simple and I broke down our focus for the rest of the year in no particular order below:
1. Continue to grow our carrier relationships. Our business exists because of our fantastic partnerships with our carriers. We pride ourselves on several truths that we believe exist within carrier relationships and which hold true for both our truckload and less-than-truckload partnerships.
a. We don’t play a cash flow game with our vendors. It isn’t fair to do so and we are in a financial position that affords us the ability to pay all of our vendors promptly.
b. We do not back solicit our carrier relationships. Our relationships are founded on trust and principal and this is a big no.
2. Continue to engage customers through technology
a. Priority1 focuses on executive relationships with customers in an effort to streamline their transportation needs.
b. We use the leading state of the art software in the transportation industries.
3. Expand the Priority1 footprint
a. Priority1 has a lot of opportunity to increase our sales force and to gain exposure to new major markets.
With an emphasis on partners, technology, and people; Priority1 is looking forward to another record year in 2016!
Dan Berardi, General Manager and COO