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Making the Best of the 3PL World

Lots of Third-Party Brokering is Inadequate, so Zip Xpress is Positively Partnering

All 3PLs are not created equal; that’s for sure.

Some serve their client companies quite well and work effectively with the carriers they hire to move product. Others? Not so much.

Less than professional practices from the middle ground of brokering can suck the best intentions right out of a shipper/3PL/carrier connection, and recent research on the subject backs that up: Read This

Only two to three years! That is the pitifully short life span of a shipper/logistics provider relationship. Of course, if those two parties are jumping ship that often, it’s bound to have a long-term, negative impact on building business relationships of trust, longevity, and shared visions of customer service.

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Dina McKnight

Dina McKnight-Dargis, CEO and owner of Zip Xpress Inc. for the past 15 years, is recognized as a significant leader and innovator in Michigan’s supply chain business. She has been honored by numerous national organizations as an influential businesswoman in the marketplace, particularly in the freight-hauling industry. Her passion on the job involves load optimization and its resulting higher sustainability for the future of trucking. As she describes it to anyone who will listen, a truly full, professionally optimized truckload saves customers money, the road wear and tear, and the environment some carbon emissions. Plain and simple, she says, it’s the right thing to do.

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Will You Be Our Sales Leader for the Road Ahead?

Newly Created Director of Sales/Marketing for Asset-Based Carrier Zip Xpress

Are you looking for a great opportunity for growth, and for contributing to a strong company culture? Then you should join our team – our Zip Xpress family – of dedicated sales professionals and support staff.

You can Apply Here

Zip Xpress Inc. is seeking to fill a newly created leadership position within the company. Do you have the industry experience and personal motivation to face the challenges of management in the supply-chain marketplace?

We are a high-quality carrier with a longtime presence on the Midwest business scene. Offering a full range of product-transportation services, from LTL to Full-Truckload and Dedicated Long Haul needs, Zip Xpress has grown consistently over the years and now has created a key leadership position in sales and marketing.

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Mike Dargis

Mike started his career in the industry as a freight handler in Detroit. He has since played key roles in the success of a number of trucking companies. His long commitment to trucking was interrupted by a tour in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine, and Mike remains a strong advocate for veterans. In 2007, Mike founded Green Transportation to bring the service and quality ethos of Zip Xpress to the market for truckload transportation. To reinforce the role of quality, Mike introduced for drivers the Green Transportation “Finishing School.” The school provides one-of-a-kind 90-day training for drivers, and the program gives underwriters the confidence to insure graduates at rates reserved for the most experienced road veterans.

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Dear CEO: Shipping Matters.…a Lot

A Case for the Front Office Getting a Crash Course in Shipping

Most company leaders and top managers are incredibly busy people, so they strive to delegate the details whenever they can.

That’s logical enough, but here’s a key concern about delegating responsibility before truly comprehending the details: A lack of thoroughly understanding the issues can cost you dearly down the road.

Shipping, of course, is what I’m getting at here.

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Mike Dargis

Mike started his career in the industry as a freight handler in Detroit. He has since played key roles in the success of a number of trucking companies. His long commitment to trucking was interrupted by a tour in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine, and Mike remains a strong advocate for veterans. In 2007, Mike founded Green Transportation to bring the service and quality ethos of Zip Xpress to the market for truckload transportation. To reinforce the role of quality, Mike introduced for drivers the Green Transportation “Finishing School.” The school provides one-of-a-kind 90-day training for drivers, and the program gives underwriters the confidence to insure graduates at rates reserved for the most experienced road veterans.

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Sustainability is Everybody’s Business

Efficient, Effective, and Energy-Smart is Our Only Future

If you’ve been around the long-haul and regional carrier business for a while, you know that “steady as you go” just doesn’t cut it.

You know that change and growth are inevitable in this industry.

The only “survival mode,” in fact, is change and growth.

Want proof? A couple of big examples of that continuous challenge are staring all of us in the face:

  • Sweeping new rules in refrigerated products transport and handling
  • Electronic Log Device requirements for every carrier, large and small

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Mike Dargis

Mike started his career in the industry as a freight handler in Detroit. He has since played key roles in the success of a number of trucking companies. His long commitment to trucking was interrupted by a tour in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine, and Mike remains a strong advocate for veterans. In 2007, Mike founded Green Transportation to bring the service and quality ethos of Zip Xpress to the market for truckload transportation. To reinforce the role of quality, Mike introduced for drivers the Green Transportation “Finishing School.” The school provides one-of-a-kind 90-day training for drivers, and the program gives underwriters the confidence to insure graduates at rates reserved for the most experienced road veterans.

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