Descartes acquires BestTransport, expands transportation management footprint

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Aug 22, 2019: Descartes Systems Group, software solutions provider, has acquired Columbus-based BestTransport, for $11.2 million.

BestTransport is a cloud-based transportation management system (TMS) provider focused on flatbed-intensive manufacturers and distributors. 

Shipper and carrier customers leverage BestTransport’s platform to more efficiently manage numerous shipments each year across North America and Europe. The company offers a full TMS suite of solutions from contract rate management through to load building, shipment execution and freight payment, with extensive capabilities for flatbed transportation moves.

“Moving goods in the flatbed market requires domain expertise and special equipment, and the associated transportation management processes have some unique characteristics,” said Andrew Roszko, EVP of Global Sales at Descartes.

Edward J Ryan, Descartes’ CEO said: “By combining BestTransport’s platform with our Global Logistics Network, we can offer additional solutions to the community, such as Descartes MacroPoint Visibility and Capacity Matching. We welcome the BestTransport team of domain experts and community of customers to Descartes.”

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