Descartes Systems Group has acquired BestTransport.com, a cloud-based transportation management system (TMS) provider focused on flatbed-intensive manufacturers and distributors, for $11.2 million.
"BestTransport, like Descartes, sees the value in creating a common platform for multiple constituents to collaborate and manage the lifecycle of shipments," says Edward J. Ryan, Descartes' CEO. "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."
BestTransport has been connecting shippers and carriers to streamline transportation processes for more than 15 years. Shipper and carrier customers leverage the platform to efficiently manage numerous shipments each year across North America and Europe with its full TMS suite of solutions.
"Moving goods in the flatbed market requires domain expertise and special equipment, and the associated transportation management processes have some unique characteristics," says Andrew Roszko, EVP of Global Sales at Descartes. "BestTransport has built a great business by creating a platform that addresses these unique characteristics with solutions available for both shippers and carriers."