April 04, 2012 17:39 ET

Contractor Management Services (CMS) Announces Strategic Partnership With Courier Exchange

Partnership to Provide Independent Contractors With Increased Benefits and Solutions

PEORIA, AZ--(Marketwire - Apr 4, 2012) - Contractor Management Services (CMS), the nation's full-service leader in independent contractor management (ICM), has formally announced its new partnership with Courier Exchange, the leading provider of managed freight exchange services for the domestic road transport industry. This partnership is designed to provide clear and open communication between Independent Contractor (IC) members and client companies of both CMS and Courier Exchange, while providing client companies with cost savings and helping ICs maximize their incomes.

CMS contributes its proprietary technology and service offering to the partnership, known as ICM Power™, which helps client companies and ICs lower costs, reduce risk and stay compliant while increasing efficiency and profits. The partnership will also allow businesses to access a real-time online platform, where posts can be viewed and discussed between client companies and Independent Contractors.

"We're very excited about our new partnership with Courier Exchange. We can now assist our members in increasing their revenue and decreasing unloaded miles," stated Chief Strategy Officer Scott Grandys. "We can also help client companies post loads that will be matched with available Independent Contractors which, once matched, can be sent to the member's email or cell phone. And this is just the beginning."

Courier Exchange CEO Sam Munitz is equally enthusiastic about the partnership, "We have spent a long time getting to understand the US market, and the tie-up with CMS brings together two very complementary services. Our exchange has the potential to enhance efficiency and profitability for companies and Independent Contractors alike, whilst providing further validation of the IC model for CMS clients."

For more information about CMS' ICM Power™ technology, call 1-800-742-7508 or visit

About Contractor Management Services (CMS)
Since 2001, Contractor Management Services has been the nation's leading ICM provider with a proven track record of providing solutions for the many challenges associated with companies' use of Independent Contractors (ICs). CMS has worked with hundreds of satisfied clients and tens of thousands of ICs throughout North America. CMS leads the way with its highly effective ICM Power™ technology and services that enable both its clients and their IC members to be not just more profitable, but to stay connected, compliant and, most importantly, contracted. For more information, visit

About Courier Exchange
Established over eleven years in the UK & European market, Courier Exchange brings a tried and tested formula to the North American market. The service marries technology and proven management techniques to provide a safe trading environment for courier companies, 3PLs, 4PLs and independent contractors to work together for mutual benefit. With ever increasing concerns about the Green Agenda and a tough economic environment, Courier Exchange makes the future brighter for professional transport operators. Visit

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