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BAT Logistics now has machine learning and predictive analytics to determine its freight rates. Azure Machine Learning predictive analytics service makes it possible to measure more data to quickly create and deploy predictive models as analytics solutions.

How will this help our customers?
BAT can quickly provide its best rates that remain in line with BAT’s working ability (capacity), so customers can rest assured BAT’s providing its best pricing and matches its capacity.

BAT is beta testing a freight rate prediction system that makes it possible to quickly search deeper data quickly and deploy predictive models as analytics solutions.

BAT will have the ability to provide the best pricing to customers and suggest the best pricing strategy customers should take regarding spot or contract, short term or long term bids, etc. This gives cutomers the potential to save a lot of money.

BAT+BTUBAT Logistics, provider of 3rd party logistics and transportation solutions, announced today it has incorporated BTU’s Sales Freight Rate Platform. BTU Software Company is a supply chain software development company.

“BTU’s SFR Platform is already transforming our company in ways we couldn’t have imagined,” said Jarrod Marinello, BAT’s executive vice president. “We now have a customized freight rate machine learning tool that takes into account our entire transportation makeup when it produces a rate. Most importantly, we can give real rates in line with our working ability, so our customers can count on BAT’s pricing and capacity.”

“I haven’t even mentioned BAT has been beta testing a prediction freight rate tool that’s going to save our customers a fortune in transportation costs,” he added.

To learn more about BTU Software Company’s Sales Freight Rate Platform, visit btusoftware.com.

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BAT Logistics, provider of 3rd Party Logistics and Transportation solutions, wrapped its ninth year of business with another year of growth. Over the past year, BAT has found innovative ways to adapt to change, and execution has led to an increase in the amount of dedicated freight that the company has been awarded.

One way BAT accomplished this was by working with BTU SOFTWARE COMPANY, a supply chain software development company. For the past nine months, BAT utilized BTU’s Three-In-One web-based application to improve performance in several aspects of the logistics business.

“It’s worked out to be the best move BAT has ever made, and has already increased our load count and margins within the same pool of customers year over year,” said Jarrod Marinello, executive vice president. “Not only has BTU increased BAT’s bottom line but it has also increased employee performance and reduced stress. Our employees are the most important aspect of our business, so its imperative that we not only give them tools but also reduce their stress.”

To learn more about BTU Software Company’s Three-In-One, visit the website.

Hatchimals are one of the hottest toys this holiday season, as shown by the toys’ immediate absence on store shelves and high prices on resale sites. BAT’s Executive Vice President/Owner Jarrod Marinello got his hands on one, and decided to use the Hatchimals toy to give back to Fisher House.

14813848383801646777131Fisher House offers housing, food and even transportation to family members of patients at major military and VA hospitals. Marinello’s brother is a patient at the Polytrauma Rehab Hospital next door to the Minneapolis Fisher House.

“Because people at Fisher were so kind, I asked if they had children staying there,” Marinello said. “They said yes, one boy who was basically living there with family.”

Without hesitation, Marinello and BAT Logistics donated the Hatchimals toy to the Fisher House so the organization could make the holidays a little better for that child and his family.

For more information about Fisher Houses, visit fisherhouse.org.

http://www.hatchimals.com/

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Ralph Blank presents a check from BAT Logistics to Carole Patrick, the chief development officer at the Stephen Center.

Ralph Blank presents a check from BAT Logistics to Carole Patrick, the chief development officer at the Stephen Center.

BAT Logistics donated more than 1,500 items and $1,140 to the Stephen Center in Omaha, Neb., this week as a result of BAT’s annual donation drive.

Throughout the month, BAT team members brought in non-perishable food, clothing, bedding, cleaning supplies, socks, hats, gloves, tooth brushes, tooth paste, shampoo, soap, and other items for the annual donation drive. Individual team members also donated a total $140, and BAT added $1,000 to the monetary donation.

Stephen Center partners with the community, families and individuals to overcome homelessness, addiction and poverty. Items the organization needed were found on its wish list.

At BAT Logistics, we are thankful for everything we have, including our amazing team members and customers, and do whatever we can to give back throughout the year. Papillion-Lavista Schools Foundation, Alex Strong (Alex Lopez family cancer treatment), Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Southwest Omaha Rotary Club, Bart Sullivan c/o Ohanlon, and Hughes Family Fundraiser all benefited from charitable contributions from BAT this year.

The BAT team poses with the donations for the Stephen Center.

The BAT team poses with the donations for the Stephen Center.

Our phones and Internet are down and we’re working to resolve the situation. If you need to reach us, please call us at 402-253-9110. Thank you for your patience.

We recently became aware that BAT Logistics’ bank account information was compromised, resulting in fraudulent checks. While we were happy no employees’ or customers’ information was affected, we were saddened to find out individuals were sent counterfeit checks believed to be from BAT. If you were affected by this situation, please contact us at ajankowski@batlogistics.com to help us with our investigation. We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your time and patience.

President/Owner Shawn Rorie, Executive Vice President/Owner Jarrod Marinello, and General Manager Ashley Jankowski represented BAT Logistics at the TIA 2015 Capital Ideas Conference and Exhibition held April 15-18 in Orlando, Fla. The conference is a meeting of third-party logistics providers.

The event featured education sessions, networking opportunities and vendor booths.

“Many of the seminars I attended, like ‘Did You Dot the I’s and Cross the T’s,’ were helpful seminars,” Marinello said. He also thought the education sessions about regulations were valuable.

For more information bout TIA, visit the association’s website.

BAT DONATES FOOD and FUNDS

to FOOD BANK for the HEARTLAND

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa– BAT Logistics, one of the fastest growing 3PL providers of transportation services, donated 961 items of food and $1,270 to the Food Bank for the Heartland today.

The donation was the result of BAT’s first food drive, which was held throughout the month of November. Six teams within the company competed against each other to collect the most food and funds. The Customer Service team came out on top with 298 items of food and $65 in funds.

“The less fortunate are the real winners,” said General Manager Ashley Jankowski, who organized the drive.

On top of the food and $270 raised by all the team members, BAT added $1000 to the donation. The food donation weighed in at 770 pounds.

The Food Bank for the Heartland provides food to people in need in Nebraska and western Iowa.

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BAT team members proudly display all the food and funds they collected in November for Food Bank for the Heartland.

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Joe Kier and Shawn Rorie present BAT’s monetary donation to Brian Barks, Director of Development and Communications for the food bank.

About BAT Logistics
Backhaul and Track Logistics d/b/a BAT Logistics provides transportation solutions to the shipping community. Our core strength is full truck load services in dry, refrigerated, and rail commodities. Our services are executed using key national carriers with a focus on small to medium sized carriers. We operate in headhaul and backhaul lanes both regionally and cross-country. We also utilize door-to-door rail services that cover the entire nation. Our industry knowledge and experience using rail transportation gives us a clear and distinct advantage over the competition.

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customerservice@batlogistics.com
Phone – 7122567260
Fax – 7122567265
20 Arena Way, Suite 2
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
www.batlogistics.com

BAT SPONSORS FLAPJACK 5K FOR FAMILY MINISTRIES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa– BAT Logistics, one of the fastest growing 3PL providers of transportation services, is proud to announce it is a Gold Sponsor of the Flapjack 5K and Short Stack 1 Mile Fun Run on Oct. 25.

The race will benefit the Family Ministries at Rockdale Baptist Church in Conyers, Ga. Money raised will help fund its Children Camp and many other outreach programs that focus on children and families. A pancake breakfast will be served at the conclusion of the race.

Cindy Moreno, BAT Director of Sales, attends the church and suggested the company donate to the event. BAT decided to sponsor it. Moreno also plans to participate in the race.

Rockdale Baptist Church welcomes individuals and families to participate in the Flapjack 5K and Short Stack 1 Mile Fun Run. To register, visit the race’s website at www.runrockdale.com.

About BAT Logistics
Backhaul and Track Logistics d/b/a BAT Logistics provides transportation solutions to the shipping community. Our core strength is full truck load services in dry, refrigerated, and rail commodities. Our services are executed using key national carriers with a focus on small to medium sized carriers. We operate in headhaul and backhaul lanes both regionally and cross-country. We also utilize door-to-door rail services that cover the entire nation. Our industry knowledge and experience using rail transportation gives us a clear and distinct advantage over the competition.

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batgroup@batlogistics.com
Phone – 7122567260
Fax – 7122567265
20 Arena Way, Suite 2
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
www.batlogistics.com