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AGT Global Celebrates 16 Years of Success

In sixteen years, AGT Global Logistics is proud to achieve the following: 

  • Status as a top global energy and utility sector 3PL  
  • Development of a proprietary carrier rating system 
  • Recognition for impeccable safety and delivery standards
  •  A family-business level of trust; with Tier I level capabilities 
  • International status 
  • An unequal training and employee retention 
  • Status as one of the top women-owned transportation companies in the world 

We thank all of our clients, carriers, agents, and our team. Together – We Keep Your World Turning.

AGT receives Hometown Recognition of Top Business for Women to Work Award

AGT Global Logistics is named a 2020 Top Business for Women to Work in Transportation by the Women In Trucking Association

The news was shared in the Oct. 14, 2020 edition of the Daily Herald, our hometown paper.

 

by Jordan Mock
10/14/2020

AGT Global Logistics in Glen Ellyn is named “Top Company for Women to Work For In Transportation” by the Women In Trucking Association – for the second consecutive year.

More than 13,000 votes were cast to identify the companies named to the list. The list comprises a diverse range of business sectors in the commercial freight transportation marketplace, including motor carriers, third-party logistics companies, and original equipment manufacturers.

According to Brian Everett, publisher of Redefining the Road — the WIT official news source, “There are several key features that distinguish companies recognized on this list including: corporate cultures that foster gender diversity; competitive compensation and benefits; flexible hours and work requirements; professional development opportunities; and career advancement opportunities.”

“AGT Global is proud to be an employer where people want to work. I am proud of my team and also for promoting women in the industries of transportation and logistics and beyond,” notes President and Founder Angela Eliacostas.

In addition to the award, Chief Chicago asked Eliacostas to be a founding member of their private network that focuses on connecting and supporting women leaders. Members must be C-level or rising VP. According to their materials, “Chief is the only organization designed for women seated at or around the table. Our members are rising leaders making decisions today and influencing change tomorrow.”

Top Woman-Owned Business Recognition

Daily Herald Business Ledger Recognizes Angela Eliacostas

 

GLEN ELLYN — AGT Global Logistics is one of 12 companies named 2020 “Top Woman-Owned Businesses in Transportation” by Redefining the Road magazine, the official magazine of the Women In Trucking Association.

This is the second consecutive year AGT Global received the honor. According to WIT President and CEO Ellen Voie,”(The award) was created to recognize women in leadership and encourage more women to become proactive leaders in their organizations.”

Criteria for the list include majority ownership by a woman, financial stability and growth, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit. Winners are chosen based on business success and accomplishments — including those related to supporting workplace gender diversity.

Angela Eliacostas, president and founder of AGT Global, said it is “a great honor to be recognized during this difficult time. Transportation is essential and we, at AGT, have adapted services, hours and capabilities to live our motto — We Keep Your World Turning.” she adds, “This is an impressive list of top transportation companies and we are proud to be a part of it.”

Top Women To Watch

Angela Eliacostas – 2020 Woman to Watch

Angela Eliacostas is named a Women In Trucking Association’s 2020 Woman to Watch in Transportation.

This is the third year the Editors of the Women In Trucking Association Redefining the Road magazine selected women who are moving the transportation world forward. The women are selected based on their career accomplishments over the past 12-18 months and their promotion of gender diversity in the field.

“ANGELA ELIACOSTAS President & Founder AGT Global Logistics – Leads by example with 75% female employees. Passionate advocate for WIT as Influential Woman of the Year and continues to promote women in transportation. Featured in upcoming PBS documentary.”

“This year, we’ve identified 51 talented, resourceful women who stand out as top performers in a field of highly qualified nominees,” said Brian Everett, group editorial director and publisher of Redefining the Road magazine. “This accomplished group of women represents a wide range of skill sets and expertise, and underscores how women bring diverse thought, value and results to businesses in the transportation market.”

Those listed on the 2020 Top Women to Watch in Transportation work for motor carriers, third-party logistics companies, equipment manufacturers, retailer truck dealers, professional services companies, technology innovators, and private fleets. Their job functions include corporate management (32 percent), operations/safety (32 percent), sales/marketing (9 percent), human resources/talent management (6 percent), customer service (5 percent), engineering/product development (5 percent), finance (6 percent), and professional drivers (5 percent).

We, at AGT Global Logistics, congratulate all of the women who were honored this year. And thank you to all of the women working in transportation who keep your world turning.

 

 

AGT Global Logistics congratulates Angela Eliacostas on being named a 2020 Woman to Watch in Transportation

 

FMCSA emergency exemption information

Information on the Expanded Emergency Declaration providing exemption to parts of the FMCSR

Expanded Emergency Declarationhttps://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency/expanded-emergency-declaration-under-49-cfr-ss-39023-no-2020-002

The President has declared a nationwide emergency and provides an exemption to parts 390-399 of the FMCSR to allow for immediate transportation of essential supplies, equipment and people… for “motor carriers and drivers engaged in the transport of essential supplies, equipment, and persons.”

This includes:

1. Medical Supplies and Equipment (testing, diagnostic, and treatment of COVID-19)

2. Supplies and Equipment for community safety, sanitation, and prevention of transmission (masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, soap, and disinfectants)

3. Food, paper products, and other groceries

4. Immediate precursor raw materials (paper, plastic, and alcohol – required and used for producing items in 1, 2, and 3)

5. Fuel

6. Equipment, Supplies, and People to establish temporary housing, quarantine and isolation facilities

7. People designated by the FED, State, or local authorities for medial, isolation or quarantine purposes

8. People necessary to provide other EMS (to keep the population safe) –

****Direct assistance does not include routine commercial drivers, including mixed loads just made to obtain the benefits of this emergency declaration ****

Parts 390-399 must be followed when operating in non-direct assistance circumstances. The only exception is when returning an empty direct assistance run. The driver may return empty without complying with parts 390-399.

If a driver informs the motor carrier that they need immediate rest – the driver may be permitted at least 10 consecutive hours off duty before being required to return to the terminal or normal reporting location. Once a drive has returned, they must be relieved of all duties and responsibilities and receive a minimum of 10 hours off duty in transporting property and 8 hours if transporting passengers.

Carriers with drivers subject to out-of-service orders are not eligible for the relief granted.

This emergency declaration is in effect immediately and will last until the termination of the emergency or April 12, 2020 (whichever occurs sooner).

You can find more information about 390-399 about the FMCSA here – https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/title49/b/5/3

100 Most Influential Women in Supply Chain Management

Top 100 Influential Women Supply Chain Executives named for 2020

100 Most Influential Women in Supply Chain Management

Angela Eliacostas is named one of the 100 most influential women executives in supply chain.

Global Women Supply Chain Leaders names Angela Eliacostas as a top 100 influential women ,in supply chain, for 2020.

Congratulations Angela!

 

https://www.gwscl.com/

 

Serving as Influential Woman of the Year

 

Angela Eliacostas

Angela Eliacostas, President and Founder of AGT Global Logistics

For the past 11 months, Angela Eliacostas served as the Women In Trucking Association’s – Influential Woman of the Year. She attended conferences on behalf of the organization.  She joined Ellen Voie, President of the Women In Trucking Association at the largely attended hiring conference – Indeed Interactive in May where they discussed hiring for trucking and logistics.

The WIT speaking engagements concluding last week at the 2019 Women In Trucking Association’s Accelerate! Conference. Here, Angela shared her story with the more than 1100 conference-goers. She lead roundtable discussions on leadership, and facilitated the Influential Woman of the Year Award presentation – passing over the title of Influential Woman of the Year to Ruth Lopez of Ryder System Inc.

Indeed Interactive – Attracting and Retaining Qualified Drivers

Influential Woman of the Year

Ask Angela

 

 

 

Throughout the year, Angela reached out to WIT Members of the Month and also through the monthly “Ask Angela” in WIT E-News. Here Angela addressed topics such as “How do I get Started in Trucking?” to “How Important is Experience When Searching for Jobs in Trucking and Logistics?” and “Combatting Negative Stereotypes” to “How to Manage a Family/Work Life Balance.”

As Angela reflected on her experience she notes, “This opportunity allowed me to meet many amazing people. I was able to travel and speak at conferences – helping promote diversity in the industry. I met people who have dedicated their lives to trucking and those just thinking about starting a career. It’s an exciting time to join a fleet, purchase your first rig or venture off – starting a trucking or 3PL company of your own. The opportunities are out there and associations like WIT are here to answer questions and provide support and connections.

It will be bittersweet handing over the title of Influential Woman of the Year in October at the Accelerate! conference in Dallas. It will be great to pass the torch to another very-deserved woman. But, I will miss the continuous interactions I’ve had with Ellen and the entire staff. I, along with my company AGT Global Logistics, will remain a member, supporter, and sponsor of WIT. I look forward to promoting the Association’s mission and messages well into the future. 

Thank you to all Women In Trucking – you keep the world turning.” ~ Angela

 

AGT Sponsors the 2019 Worby Memorial Golf Outing

AGT Global Logistics proudly sponsors the Worby Memorial Golf Outing. The proceeds benefit the Austin Worbington Memorial Scholarship Fund.

AGT Sponsors the Worby Memorial Golf Tournament

7 Outstanding Women

7 Outstanding Women in Supply Chain and Logistics

Advice: The good thing about trucking and logistics is that once you prove yourself, you’re treated with respect. If you maintain your integrity, if you promise something and you continue to deliver, others start to not pay attention to the fact that you are a woman. ~ Angela Eliacostas

Award Wall Addition

Inbound Logistics recognizes 7 Outstanding Women in Supply Chain and  Logistics

Angela Eliacostas is recognized by Inbound Logistics as one of seven outstanding women in supply chain and logistics. This is an honor coming from such a widely recognized and respected publication.

https://www.inboundlogistics.com/cms/article/7-outstanding-women-in-supply-chain-and-logistics/

Is Your Reverse Supply Chain Setup to Maximize Profits?

There is no denying that the rapid growth of e-commerce has had a drastic effect on supply chain operations, more specifically the expansion of reverse logistics operations.

In 2017 alone, e-commerce sales grew in the U.S. by 17%. Consumers spent $453 billion on the web for retail purchases in 2017, a 16% increase compared with $391 billion in 2016. That’s the highest growth rate since 2011, when online sales grew 17.5% over 2010.

Some have begun to call this current business climate as the “Age of Entitlement.” This simply means that customers now more than ever before are demanding goods be cheap, arrive fast, and with no pressure connected to the buying experience.

For example, it has become common practice for online shoppers to order much more product than they ever intend on buying. Shoppers commonly order the same shirt in 2 different sizes and 2 different colors, pick the size that fits best and the color that looks best, and return the other 3 shirts. While this is easy and convenient for the buyer, a whole new process has just begun for the seller as they need to find a way to reuse the 3 shirts that didn’t make the cut.

If you are riding the e-commerce wave and have plans to grow in the coming year, here are some things you need to consider when it comes to maximizing profit through reverse logistics operations.

  1. Do you have plans to grow your e-commerce activity in 2018? It’s important to understand that growth and increased output will bring about a higher demand for a refined and well-organized reverse supply chain. In order for that increased output to result in measurable profit, a sound strategy must be in place for the items that don’t make the cut with consumers.
  2. Are there currently measures in place within your company/organization to maximize profitability through reverse logistics  strategies? If you are currently in a logistics or supply chain position, take a closer look at the return process and where those goods are going or how they are being reused. Just one or two small changes to the process, shipping partner, or final destination could result in major changes to profitability.
  3. Has your company/organization ever used or considered using a 3pl provider before? If you have limited bandwidth and resources for managing the returns process it may be time to consider integrating a 3PL partner into the process. Not only will this free up time, working with specialists who are experts in reverse logistics will ensure efficiency.
  4. What are the potential business benefits to closing gaps in the reverse supply chain? This is likely something you have considered before, but take time to crunch the numbers. If you were able to increase profit on returns by X percent, what impact would that have on your bottom line? Another important consideration is whether this would impact the price of your product(s)? The market is more competitive than ever and a small change in price could pay dividends.

As mentioned in the opening, the e-commerce market is growing exponentially and shows no sign of slowing down, but if you truly want to benefit you must incorporate smart and efficient reverse logistics operations into your supply chain.

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