Chicago, IL – After two short years of business, CarrierDirect, a progressive, up-and-coming firm in the transportation and logistics ( industry, has recently been acclaimed as leaders in the marketplace by BlueGrace, a renowned third-party logistics provider, earning the Strategic Partner of the Year Award for 2013.

Having formed a cohesive relationship since CarrierDirect’s inception in 2011, CarrierDirect’s overall role with BlueGrace has been to provide guidance by means of tailored growth strategies and consulting. CarrierDirect’s team serves as advisors to BlueGrace on creating and executing offerings, as well on developing training agendas through customized modules. Through their strategic partnership, CarrierDirect aggregates and qualifies carriers as potential clients and facilitates the process so it becomes that much easier for BlueGrace to manage a high volume of vendors.

“I’ve known Bobby Harris, BlueGrace’s CEO, President and founder, for nearly three years now, and it’s been an absolute pleasure and privilege working together and blending our individual company’s strengths and assets for mutual growth,” said Jett McCandless, President and founder of CarrierDirect. “It’s a great honor to earn this award from such a respected, well-known 3PL as BlueGrace, and we look forward to furthering our relationship for years to come.”

This is the first year BlueGrace has given out awards to partners. For more information on CarrierDirect and their services, visit

About CarrierDirect

Launched in 2011, CarrierDirect is a forward thinking firm in the transportation and logistics industry that provides advisory services to top third-party logistics companies and carriers, supporting their growth to become market-leading enterprises and outpace their competition. For more information on CarrierDirect, visit Follow them on Twitter at

About BlueGrace Logistics

Founded in 2007, BlueGrace Logistics offers complete, customized transportation management solutions to customers throughout the United States. Based in Riverview, Fla. with satellite offices in Salt Lake City and Chicago, the company has increased sales by more than 400 percent since 2009. BlueGrace launched its franchise program in early 2011 as part of its strategic growth plan and currently has 30 franchises established across the U.S. The company offers best-in-class freight services and support, including Less Than Truckload; Truckload Services; International and Domestic Air Freight; Ocean Freight; Parcel Shipment; Logistics Management; State-of-the-Art Technology; Service Desk Support; and Auditing Services. For more information, visit

Source: CarrierDirect

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