Descartes acquires flatbed TMS specialist

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

WATERLOO, Ontario – Descartes Systems Group has acquired, Inc., a cloud-based transportation management system (TMS) provider focused on flatbed-intensive manufacturers and distributors.

BestTransport has been operating for more than 15 years. Shipper and carrier customers use BestTransport’s platform to manage shipments across North America and Europe.

The company offers TMS 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.

“BestTransport has built a great business by creating a platform that addresses these unique characteristics with solutions available for both shippers and carriers.”

BestTransport is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Descartes acquired BestTransport for $US 11.2 million, net of working capital, from Descartes’ existing line of credit.