ASSOCIATED COURIERS, INC. is the latest to be ISCPO Carrier Certified

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Regional Transportation Carrier Awarded Ground-Breaking Security Certification

The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) adds Associated Couriers, INC. to its roster of certified final-mile carriers.

Dallas, TX (November 19, 2018) – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –  The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) is pleased to announce Associated Couriers, INC. has been officially awarded the ISCPO Carrier Certified designation, as part of the ISCPO’s Carrier Security Audit & Certification program.

Associated Couriers, INC. has achieved full compliance with ISCPO Carrier Security Requirements, which includes a comprehensive due diligence process and analysis of various security standards necessary to ensure the integrity of goods flowing through the carriers and their clients’ extended supply chain.

“We will continue to see the demands on eCommerce from both consumers and businesses. There is an inherent increase in complexity and risk within transportation,” says Byron Smith, Vice Chairman of the ISCPO. “The ISCPO Carrier Security Audit & Certification program helps recognizes those that execute above and beyond in universal controls and standards, carrier accountability, and transparency within the marketplace among the growing third-party regional carriers.”

Carriers awarded the ISCPO Carrier Certified designation demonstrate their commitment to maintaining elevated levels of security, both internally and externally with their clients. By adhering to one framework of standards set by the ISCPO, time and resources are saved on all fronts. Clients have peace-of-mind that their goods are secure while in transit. Carriers save time and expense by not having to toggle between different client security programs. And, the end customer gets their package on time.

“Earning ISCPO certification is a landmark achievement,” says Anthony W. Anderson, CEO of Associated Couriers, Inc. “Ensuring the multiple stages of security necessary is a base-line value for logistics providers, especially final mile and ecommerce partners.  We go above and beyond by using top of the line technology to track each package and monitor each delivery until final delivery.   We provide photo POD and e-signature to our customers to ensure closed-loop tracking and a near 100% on-time performance record.  We take great pride in maintaining an impeccable record of near zero loss, which reflects our strict adherence to security protocols and efficient practices, and continuous investment in loss prevention staff and technology.”

ISCPO Vice Chairman Smith adds, “The ISCPO Team would like to congratulate the Associated Couriers Team on their achievement. Their more than 40 years of logistics experience has formed a solid framework of best practices in internal operating procedures, delivery and return protocols, loss and theft prevention programs along with their dedicated people and facility management. Associated Courier, INC leads the way with high industry standards as a regional carrier.”

Ken Snarzyk, the Safety & Compliance Officer stated he is honored to have earned an ISCPO Certification. “It ensures security for our network through to the final mile and is an excellent addition to our US DOT, TSA and C-TPAT certifications.  We are continuously committed to upholding the highest security and chain of custody standards for all of our clients’ logistics and supply chain needs.”

For more information about the ISCPO Carrier Audit & Certification Program: ISCPO Carrier Security Audit & Certification Program

About International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO):

The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) is a non-profit professional organization that connects members from across a wide array of sectors—from manufacturing, retail/wholesale/eCommerce, and distribution to risk management, law enforcement/legal, and logistics. The organization was created in 2014 to promote, educate, and advocate supply chain security and protection through building strong networks and delivering exceptional leadership training, board representation, and industry support. ISCPO.org

For more information, email:

info@iscpo.org

 

 

 

NOW Courier, Inc. is the latest to be ISCPO Carrier Certified

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Regional Transportation Carrier Awarded Ground-Breaking Security Certification

 The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) adds NOW Courier, INC. to its roster of certified final-mile carriers.

Dallas, TX (October 9, 2018) – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –  The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) is pleased to announce NOW Courier, INC. has been officially awarded the ISCPO Carrier Certified designation, as part of the ISCPO’s Carrier Security Audit & Certification program.

NOW Courier, INC. has achieved full compliance with ISCPO Carrier Security Requirements, which includes a comprehensive due diligence process and analysis of various security standards necessary to ensure the integrity of goods flowing through the carriers and their clients’ extended supply chain.

“As consumers and businesses increase demands on eCommerce, there is an inherent increase in complexity and risk within transportation,” says Byron Smith, Vice Chairman of the ISCPO. “Seeing a need for standard/universal controls, carrier accountability, and transparency within the marketplace among the growing third-party regional carriers, the ISCPO Carrier Security Audit & Certification program helps recognizes those that execute above and beyond.

Carriers awarded the ISCPO Carrier Certified designation demonstrate their commitment to maintaining high levels of security, both internally and externally with their clients. By adhering to one framework of standards set by the ISCPO, time and resources are saved on all fronts. Clients have peace-of-mind that their goods are secure while in transit. Carriers save time and expense by not having to toggle between different client security programs. And, the end customer gets their package on time.

“What an awesome sense of accomplishment to receive the ISCPO certification for NOW Courier, Inc, and one we do not take lightly. Our company prides itself on security within the workplace, and that includes everyone from our drivers to our employees. Everyone owns security throughout our company to ensure our partners are 100% confident in the last mile carrier they chose, says Ryan Schwalbach, CEO of NOW Courier, Inc.

ISCPO Vice Chairman, Smith adds, “Congratulations to the NOW Courier Team on the certification accomplishment. Their internal operating procedures, delivery and return protocols, and loss and theft prevention programs along with their dedicated people and facility management combine to form a solid framework of best practices and high industry standards as regional carriers.”

“NOW Courier is honored to have earned an ISCPO Certification. We are continuously committed to upholding the highest security and chain of custody standards for all of our clients’ logistics and supply chain needs.” says Robert Welch, Director of Security, Quality and Compliance of NOW Courier, Inc.

For more information about the ISCPO Carrier Audit & Certification Program: ISCPO Carrier Security Audit & Certification Program

About International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO):

The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) is a non-profit professional organization that connects members from across a wide array of sectors—from manufacturing, retail/wholesale/eCommerce, and distribution to risk management, law enforcement/legal, and logistics. The organization was created in 2014 to promote, educate, and advocate supply chain security and protection through building strong networks and delivering exceptional leadership training, board representation, and industry support. ISCPO.org

 

For more Information, contact:

Byron Smith

ISCPO Vice Chairman

(469) 215-8184

byron.smith@iscpo.org

 

 

STAT Delivery Service Team and NEWKIRK Logistics Team are the latest to be ISCPO Carrier Certified

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Two Transportation Carriers Awarded Ground-Breaking Security Certification  

The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) adds STAT Delivery Service Team and NEWKIRK Logistics Team to its roster of certified final-mile carriers.

Dallas, TX (November 1, 2017) – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) is pleased to announce two more carriers have been officially awarded the ISCPO Carrier Certified designation, as part of the ISCPO’s Carrier Security Audit & Certification program.

STAT Delivery Service Team and NEWKIRK Logistics Team have achieved full compliance with ISCPO Carrier Security Requirements, which includes a comprehensive due diligence process and analysis of various security standards necessary to ensure the integrity of goods flowing through the carriers and their clients’ extended supply chain.

“The pace of transportation logistics has been staggering with the onslaught of eCommerce and with that brings complexity and the exposure to risk,” says Rod Fulenwider, Chairman of the ISCPO. “Consumers and businesses alike don’t realize what it takes for goods to get to their front door, particularly under time constraints. Our Carrier Security Audit & Certification program was developed by a team of industry executives and leaders who saw the need for universal controls, accountability, and transparency in the marketplace, especially among regional third-party logistics carriers.”

Carriers are awarded the ISCPO Carrier Certified designation upon demonstrating their commitment to maintaining high levels of security, both internally and externally with their clients. By adhering to one framework of standards set by the ISCPO, time and resources are saved on all fronts. Clients have peace-of-mind that their goods are secure while in transit. Carriers save time and expense not having to toggle between different client security programs. And, the end customer gets their package on time.

“Earning ISCPO certification is a remarkable achievement,” says Ray Elizondo, CEO of STAT Delivery Service, Inc. “Understanding the multiple stages of security necessary, we pride ourselves in utilizing top of the line tracking software that allows us to monitor and provide close to a 100% performance record. We take great pride in maintaining an impeccable record of near zero loss, which reflects our strict adherence to security protocols and efficient practices, and continuous investment in loss prevention staff and technology.”

ISCPO Chairman, Fulenwider adds, “Congratulations to both STAT Delivery Service Team and NEWKIRK Logistics Team on their recent certification. Their internal operating procedures, delivery and return protocols, and loss and theft prevention programs along with their dedicated people and facility management combine to form a solid framework of best practices and high industry standards as regional carriers.”

“Newkirk, as an indirect air carrier, views ISCPO Carrier Certification as a requisite commitment to security,” says Chris Parker, Director of Safety & Security, NEWKIRK Logistics Team. “We want our clients to be confident that we are willing to go the ‘extra mile’ to ensure their goods are transported using only the highest standards as they relate to security.”

 

For more information about the ISCPO Carrier Audit & Certification Program:

ISCPO Carrier Security Audit & Certification Program

 

About International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO):

The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) is a non-profit professional organization that connects members from across a wide array of sectors—from manufacturing, retail/wholesale/eCommerce, and distribution to risk management, law enforcement/legal, and logistics. The organization was created in 2014 to promote, educate, and advocate supply chain security and protection through building strong networks and delivering exceptional leadership training, board representation, and industry support. ISCPO.org

 

For more information, contact:

Rod Fulenwider

ISCPO Chairman

(214) 801-3472

rodf@dlesi.com

 

Byron Smith

ISCPO Vice Chairman

(469) 215-8184

byron.smith@7-11.com

USPack Logistics Acquires JS Logistics

ST. LOUIS, MO–(Marketwired – Dec 8, 2016) – USPack Logistics (USPack) a NewSpring Holdings portfolio company and leading same-day courier and transportation company, today announced that it has completed the strategic acquisition of JS Logistics. JS Logistics is widely regarded as a premier resource for product, storage, distribution and on-demand rush delivery services.

Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, with offices in Kansas City, Indianapolis and Memphis, JS Logistics has a long-established presence across the Midwest, which will serve as the regional operations base for USPack. The company’s state-of-the-art communications and fleet management systems feature next-generation route optimization software and unfettered supply chain visibility that will provide USPack and its clients with a greatly enhanced experience for tracking shipments in real-time.

“Joining forces with USPack Logistics expands our capabilities and provides the means with which to offer a more expansive suite of services to a wider demographic,” said John Cochran, JS Logistics, who will be joining USPack post-transaction as vice president of operations and special projects.

USPack has also acquired Woodridge, IL-based Best Courier and Delivery Service, whose years of ecommerce and trucking experience, and established best practices will resonate across USPack operations.

“Consumers now expect the option of same-day delivery, which helps bridge gap between shopping online and the ‘in-store’ retail experience,” said Brad Poulter, Best Courier and Delivery Service, also joining USPack post-transaction. “Being acquired by an industry leader like USPack bolsters our competitiveness and strengthens our position as a leader in ecommerce delivery.”

USPack, with a unique combination of leading-edge technology, best practices and service performance, provides transportation services to ecommerce, pharmaceutical, automotive, financial services, airline, legal, and healthcare organizations whose success depends on special handling and high levels of security. USPack is the first transportation company in history to earn Security Certification by the International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO). ISCPO Compliance is a highly coveted distinction given to third-party logistics carriers that meet the intense scrutiny of the ISCPO Carrier Security Audit, a framework for collaboration between customer and service provider, to mitigate risk and provide universal controls for secure package transport.

These transactions extend the breadth and depth of services USPack offers its clientele, and support the company’s continued expansion in both target regional and vertical markets nationwide.

Best Courier and JS Logistics are the seventh and eighth acquisitions for USPack, the third and fourth under NewSpring Capital, after most recently acquiring Parsippany, NJ-based Flash Courier, and Alexandria, VA-based Washington Courier in March 2016 and September 2015, respectively. With these transactions complete, USPack’s service footprint now covers 27 states utilizing more than 1,200 independent professional drivers across the country.

“These acquisitions mark the next phase in USPack’s expansion, both geographically and in vertical expertise,” said Mark Glazman, Executive Vice President, USPack Logistics. “Best Courier and JS Logistics are tenured service providers, each of which bring specialized services and highly-coveted attributes that not only reflect USPack’s commitment to customer satisfaction, but also align with our strategic roadmap for both the current environment and future growth.”

A recent study examining the highly competitive delivery market that caters to the rise in online shopping, showed that two-thirds (66%) of consumers have chosen a retailer based on the number of delivery options, and more than one-quarter of respondents (26%) said they use at least three parcel providers to ensure the best price and to mitigate the risk of lost packages or delayed delivery that might result from relying on a single provider.

“Same-day delivery services have become a key differentiator for brands hoping to distinguish themselves in a crowded, hyper-competitive market,” said NewSpring Holdings General Partner, Jim Ashton. “These acquisitions further USPack’s ability to capitalize on exponentially increasing demand.”

 ABOUT USPack
USPack, founded in 1986 by current CEO Peter Glazman, is based in New York, New York and provides custom transportation solutions for ecommerce, pharmaceutical, automotive, financial services, airline, legal, and healthcare organizations nationwide. Recognized as an innovator and service leader in the same-day transportation industry, US Pack operates in 27 states across the Eastern Seaboard, the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest regions of the United States.

About NewSpring Holdings
NewSpring Holdings, LLC, NewSpring Capital’s dedicated buy and build strategy, focuses on control buyouts and platform builds, targeting profitable, growing companies seeking a financial partner to better assist them in achieving their goals. NewSpring Capital, based in Radnor, Pa., collectively manages more than $1.5 billion of committed capital supporting more than 110 portfolio companies across its growth equity, control buyout and mezzanine debt strategies. Combining deep operating knowledge with financial and investing expertise, NewSpring Capital provides growing companies the financial resources, advice, network of contacts and strategic partnerships necessary to be successful. To learn more about NewSpring Capital, please visit http://www.newspringcapital.com/.

Same-Day Courier, USPack Logistics, Earns Coveted Security Certification From ISCPO

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – Jul 12, 2016) –  USPack Logistics (www.gouspack.com), a leading same-day transportation company, today announced that the International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) has granted it Security Certification. The ISCPO Carrier Security Audit is a framework for collaboration between customer and service provider, to mitigate risk and provide universal controls when using regional third-party logistics carriers.

USPack provides transportation services to ecommerce companies and healthcare organizations whose success depends on special handling and high levels of security. Following a thorough examination of operating procedures, systems and access control, security of deliverables and returns, loss and theft prevention, hiring, workforce training and facility management, USPack has earned the distinction of being the first transportation company to achieve full compliance with the ISCPO standards.

“USPack has demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to loss prevention, and we are pleased to bestow this well-deserved honor,” said ISCPO Chairman, Glenn Master.

Organizations that depend on last-mile carriers and delivery services demand assurances that each hub of the supply chain is thoroughly and routinely assessed. By embracing these standards, carriers acknowledge the need to comply with collection of best loss prevention and theft detection practices within the Security/Loss Prevention industry.

“Earning ISCPO certification is a tremendous achievement,” said Mark Glazman, EVP of USPack Logistics. “We take great pride in maintaining an impeccable record of near zero loss, which reflects our strict adherence to security protocols and efficient practices, and continuous investment in loss prevention staff and technology.”

ABOUT USPack
USPack, founded in 1986, is based in New York, New York and provides custom transportation solutions for ecommerce and healthcare companies nationwide. Recognized as an innovator and service leader in the same-day transportation industry, US Pack operates in 21 states along the Eastern Seaboard, the Mid-West and the Pacific Northwest regions of the US.

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