SOURCE: Johanson Transportation Service

March 17, 2010 15:31 ET

JTS Launches New Carrier Relations Department

Ruiz Promoted to Carrier Relations Manager

FRESNO, CA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2010) -  JTS (Johanson Transportation Service), a leading third-party supply chain solutions provider, announces the launch of a new Carrier Relations Department which will be based in Fresno, California. In conjunction with this launch, JTS has promoted Alicia Ruiz to Carrier Relations Manager.

Ruiz joined JTS in October 2007, working in accounting and outside sales before being assigned to the new department. She will be responsible for maintaining carrier relationships, carrier compliance and updating key carrier information for operations such as lanes traveled, locations, and services provided.

Ruiz comments, "We want to make working with JTS a positive experience so our carriers continue to be part of our reliable network of providers. We rely on them just as our shippers/receivers rely on us to keep their freight moving coast to coast without delay."

President and CEO Larry Johanson states, "The establishment of the Carrier Relations Department should make the daily process of locating trucks a more accurate and efficient task for all of our branch offices due to better information gathering from the new carrier relations team."

Future goals include developing relationships with carriers used less frequently and to expand the JTS carrier network to include more qualified carriers.

About JTS (Johanson Transportation Service)
JTS is a third-party solutions provider helping companies manage their supply chain with Justified Timely Solutions® that meet their unique business challenges. With a network of truck, air, ocean and rail/intermodal transportation, JTS provides a full portfolio of domestic and international services, including logistics management, consultation and state-of-the-art technology systems with real-time online tools to facilitate seamless supply chain communications for its customers. JTS is headquartered in Fresno, CA and has six regional offices in the United States.