For more than three decades, transportation industry expert Perry Mandera has led full service transportation company, The Custom Companies, to become one of the industry’s top trendsetters.
What separates The Custom Companies from its competitors is the full range of services as well as the range of technologies Mandera utilizes to provide his clients (https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapid=6491324).
Mandera launched the company with a focus on services that take in truckload, LTL (less than truckload), local cartage as well as domestic and worldwide airfreight forwarding and more. Services are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
He also makes use of the finest technology that includes tracking, setting prices, invoicing and tracing.
The company’s dynamic and comprehensive software, called Cheetah Dispatch, certifies pickups and deliveries are made timely, instant proof of delivery and eliminates needless paperwork. Information is automatically downloaded into each driver’s satellite-tracked tablet.
Another of The Custom Companies technologies, the Dock Management System (DMS), is completely paperless. DMS makes use of each shipment’s exclusive bar code driven by the destination zip code to route accurately.
The third technology, Warehouse Management System (WMS), working with the company’s Fulfillment and Pick & Pack Services, allows customers to track their inventory through delivery (TheNewsVersion).
Throughout his hands-on, personalized approach, “World Class Customer Service,” Mandera carries on with the high standards he set when he founded the company in 1986.
He gives back to the community through countless philanthropic efforts both personally and professionally. The company sponsors many Chicago-area youth sports teams and contributes to initiatives for children and youth organizations, education and support for veterans.
Mandera has backed several professional boxers and also sponsored organizations such as the Special Olympics, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Girl Scouts and the Boy Scouts of America.
He has a seat on the boards of the Walter & Connie Payton Foundation, the Jesse White Tumbling Team and the Board of Directors of the Illinois State Crime Commission.
With headquarters in Northlake, Illinois, The Custom Companies also has distribution centers in 33 major markets. The company, which employs hundreds of workers, recently exceeded $200 million in sales.
More about Perry Mandera at CustomCo.com