BlueGrace Logistics Unveils New Technology and Franchisee
Support Systems to Meet Growing Industry Demand
RIVERVIEW, Fla., Sept. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BlueGrace
Logistics, the nation’s most progressive logistics, transportation and
technology provider is continuing to experience hyper-growth in the
$440 billion shipping industry. Driven by increasing demand from small
to mid-size businesses for third-party shipping providers, the
company’s growth shows no signs of slowing.
BlueGrace has opened 34 locations since launching its franchise program
in 2011 and company development plans call for an additional 32
locations to open through the end of next year. As a sign of the
momentum to come, the company recently signed new franchise agreements
in Washington, Idaho and California.
“The success our company has seen allows us to release a strong
training program, continue developing on our leading-edge technology
and add new resources to our platform. Our efforts have already
provided tremendous results, and we’re looking forward to expanding our
business even more as industry demands continues to thrive,” said Bobby
Harris, President and CEO of BlueGrace Logistics.
Further propelling its growth, the company is launching several new
products and initiatives that will benefit both franchisees and
customers. For instance, in September, BlueGrace will introduce its
latest web-based transportation management system, called BlueShip(R)
3.0, which streamlines the shipping process for businesses of all
sizes. Additionally, BlueGrace was ranked as the number one
Transportation & Logistics provider on the 2012 Inc. 500 list with over
7,000 percent growth since 2009.
In addition to innovating new technologies, the company also
continually improves its franchise business model. BlueGrace is already
implementing a customizable three-tiered franchisee support model and
is tailoring that support even more. The company is now providing
additional assistance to franchisees with operations, training and
marketing. As a result of the more comprehensive technology platforms
and franchisee support, BlueGrace will implement an increased franchise
fee in January 2014.
From small business to enterprise level accounts, the company’s
technology and service offerings are unparalleled, making the franchise
opportunity even more valuable. Franchise opportunities with BlueGrace
Logistics are perfect for entrepreneurs looking for a supportive
platform as well as those already engrained in the industry.
BlueGrace has franchise opportunities available in most states
(excluding Alaska and Hawaii), and is currently focusing expansion
efforts in the following markets: Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Memphis,
TN; Oklahoma City, OK; San Antonio, TX; Kansas City, MO; San Francisco,
CA; Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Denver, CO; Salt Lake City, UT; Grand
Rapids, MI; and Los Angeles, CA. The franchise model provides initial
and ongoing training, access to proprietary systems, business
consulting and support, access to all of BlueGrace’s superior carrier
relationships and the opportunity to sell to businesses nationwide
without territory restrictions.
For more information about BlueGrace Logistics, please visit
About BlueGrace Logistics
Founded in 2009, BlueGrace Logistics offers complete, customized
transportation management solutions to customers throughout the United
States. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla. with satellite offices in Salt
Lake City and Chicago. The company ranked #1 in the Transportation &
Logistics industry on the 2012 Inc. 500 list. BlueGrace Logistics
launched its franchise program in early 2011 as part of its strategic
growth plan and currently has 34 franchisees in 36 franchise locations
established across the U.S. The company offers best-in-class shipping
and freight services and support including Less Than Truckload (LTL);
Truckload Services (TL); International and Domestic Air Freight; Ocean
Freight; Logistics & Supply Chain Management; State-of-the-Art
Technology (BlueShip(R) 3.0 TMS); Service Desk Support; and Auditing
Services. For more information, visit www.mybluegrace.com.