Transportation Impact


Supply Chain Management Solutions

Transportation Impact, a 4-time Inc. 5000 company, is a privately held supply chain spend management firm located in Emerald Isle, N.C. Founded in June 2008 by Keith Byrd and Travis Burt, the company helps clients that annually spend a net minimum of $30,000 on FedEx and/or UPS parcel shipping services or at least $100,000 on less-than-truckload and truckload reduce those costs through small package and freight negotiation, parcel post audit, freight audit and freight pay services in addition to our state-of-the-art, user-friendly transportation management system.

The company strives to uphold civic integrity through charitable contributions and public service. Transportation Impact’s staff is committed to making a difference in the lives of its fellow employees and of those in and around its community. Since its inception, the company has donated more than $1 million towards funding scholarships and various community projects and helping families in need. Read more about Transportation Impact’s philanthropy here.

In 2008, Keith Byrd and Travis Burt, both then senior-level managers at UPS, left the world’s largest shipping company after nearly two decades, respectively, to launch their own start-up with the mission of providing clients with the most competitive small package contracts in the country.

Then, the company’s original headquarters was nothing more than a table and chairs in the 10×20 storage closet of an Emerald Isle, N.C., surf shop Byrd co-owned. The founding partners leveraged their experience to grow the company door-to-door and, eventually, the word began to spread about the spend management firm based in a coastal vacation town along the southernmost part of North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

As the company grew, its team expanded to include other former senior managers from various carriers, all of whom brought their own experience from a variety of parcel, and later freight, shipping backgrounds. Through their extensive carrier experience and the development of an effective negotiation process, Transportation Impact has achieved sustained growth by driving measurable results to its clients’ bottom-lines. Today, the company employs a team of more than 50, with more than 200 years of combined carrier experience, leveraging its industry savvy to drive down clients’ net annual parcel, LTL and TL spends by an average of more than 20 percent.

By staying true to its core values of work ethic, professionalism, perfection, integrity and passion, Transportation Impact has developed a strong presence in its community and is among the fastest-growing businesses in the country.

“Transportation Impact has been incredible to work with. They displayed a level of professionalism and courtesy that are unmatched in my experience. With their help, we were able to cut our shipping cost by 20% across the board. We wouldn’t have known this to be a possibility without TI’s expert guidance. I strongly recommend Transportation Impact to any business owner looking to add dollars to their bottom line without investing a penny. TI is the real deal!”

“In these tough economic times it is critical to consider all cost cutting options. The staff at TI exceeded even their own estimates in reducing our costs! To anyone that thinks that they can do this themselves, remember, the carriers are managing their margins, not yours! I highly recommend the TI team.”

“As a result of the reporting and insight provided by the team at Transportation Impact, we have been able to identify and realize significant cost-saving opportunities. In addition to a positive effect on our bottom line, their audit has helped us optimize our processes to more efficiently utilize air vs. ground service levels and obtain better visibility on direct signature, declared value and other service charges. These measures have resulted in additional, proactive savings at no cost to our company. I give Transportation Impact my strongest endorsement”.


Contact: Peter Walsh – Corporate Sales Contact for AIN Phone Number: (252) 764-2885 Mobile Number: (617)-455-2329 Fax Number: (252) 354-3647 Email: Address: PO Box 4758, Emerald Isle, NC 28594