The Women In Trucking Association, Truckstop.com and Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) announced during the TIA annual conference Angela Eliacostas, president and founder of AGT Global Logistics, as the winner of the seventh annual Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award.
This post is shared from information provided by the Woman In Trucking Association.
“Angela Eliacostas has become more than just a member of Women In Trucking Association, she has become a mentor, a speaker and a writer who shares her passion for our mission every chance she gets,” said Ellen Voie, president and CEO of WIT. “We love to honor those who help support and encourage women in the industry.”
Eliacostas has more than thirty years of transportation management experience. In this time, she has built a business based on honesty, integrity, and diligence. She has developed a proprietary three-tier carrier-rating system designed to reward drivers and companies who perform at the highest standards. She has also carved out a niche for herself in the energy and utilities sector as a 3PL with 24/7/365 access and service. Her employees are not only experienced with trucking – several holding commercial driver’s licenses, many also are HazMat certified.
“Winning this award is such an honor. I hope to represent Women In Trucking and this award by sharing encouragement and advice. To all of the women steering their ways in the world of transportation and logistics – remember, achievement isn’t reaching a final destination. Achievement doesn’t stop, it means realizing your dreams and then striving to do more. There will be frustrating times. Always keep pushing. Believe in what you’re doing, whether in a male-dominated industry or otherwise. Have faith in yourself and your abilities. Be confident. Then, you will succeed,” said Eliacostas.
The personalized, small-business care, coupled with advanced technology, sets her company apart from not only other tier-II 3PLs but also from the “big guys.” Angela notes that sometimes her Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises status is why AGT received an RFP, but getting the job often takes more than non-MWBE companies offer. Keeping the account requires that her company perform better in all aspects. Fortunately, once these accounts are won – they stay.
In-house, Eliacostas has established a committed team of team members. Sixty percent of her employees are women, and many have been with her since before she started AGT in 2005. In 2019, she brought to life a new internship program that trains people who show promise, determination, and the ability to learn even if they do not have experience in third-party logistics. This has provided an opportunity for people who have driven in the past, and it also brings new people into the transportation world from other backgrounds.
Sponsored by Truckstop.com and TIA, the DWLA was established to promote the achievements of women employed in the North American transportation industry. It highlights the vital roles of women in the dynamic and influential field of commercial transportation and logistics.
Anne Reinke, TIA president and CEO said, “Angela has spent 30 years promoting women in transportation and has committed to serving her customers ethically, efficiently, and with unmatched determination. We congratulate her for this prestigious honor.”
Members of the judging panel include: Brent Hutto, chief relationship officer, Truckstop.com; Anne Reinke, president and CEO, TIA; Dr. Stephanie S. Ivey, associate dean for research and professor, Herff College of Engineering; and Ellen Voie, president and CEO, WIT.
Angela was invited back to speak on the Domestic Transportation and Dedicated Contract Carriage Panel.
This year’s panel discussed the tightening of carrier capacity, competition from digital freight brokers, and digitization. It moved to predictions about the effects of the international trade war, e-commerce and the full ELD mandate.
Domestic Transportation Management and Dedicated
• Evan P. Armstrong, President, Armstrong & Associates, Inc.
• Dennis Anderson, Chief Customer Experience Officer, ArcBest
• Volker Bargenda, President, DHL Freight North America / Standard Forwarding
• Angela Eliacostas, President & Founder, AGT Global Logistics
• Brad Young, Senior VP, Innovation & Network Services, Mode Transportation
GLEN ELLYN, ILLINOIS – (August 8, 2018) Angela Eliacostas, CEO and founder of AGT Global Logistics, has been selected as a panelist for the 2018 3PL Value Creation North America Summit’s Domestic Transportation Management and Dedicated Carriage session on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. CST.
With more than 25 years experience in third-party logistics, Eliacostas will join top caliber executives to review growth areas for success with domestic transportation management, freight brokerage, and dedicated contract carriage. In addition the panel will discuss cross selling VAWD and transportation management, electronic logging device and hours of service market impact, and structural changes from the major players in transportation management.
The 2018 3PL Value Creation North America Summit is a strategic event where C-suite executives, investment community leaders, and technology innovators gather to assess the future of the third-party logistics market and explore strategies for value creation to forge competitive advantage. The event is hosted by Armstrong & Associates, Inc., a leader in 3PL market research and consulting. Session topics will cover industry trends such as value-added services, recent mergers and acquisitions, e-commerce, and innovative technologies and automation.
The event will be held at Embassy Suites – Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois, the summit takes place on October 16-18. Early bird registration is $2,490 for an all-access, three-day pass. Registration for one or two-day passes are also available.
Register at http://www.3plogistics.com/3plna2018 to join Angela and AGT Global Logistics at the 3PL Value Creation North America Summit 2018.