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Descartes Systems Group (NASDAQ: DSGX) (TSX: DSG), Waterloo, Ontario, has acquired BestTransport.com, Inc., Columbus, Ohio, a cloud-based transportation management system provider focused on flatbed-intensive manufacturers and distributors.Descartes acquired the company for $11.2 million.
Shipper and carrier customers leverage BestTransport’s platform to more efficiently manage numerous shipments each year across North America and Europe. The company offers a full TMS suite of solutions from contract rate management through to load building, shipment execution and freight payment, with extensive capabilities for flatbed transportation moves.
“Moving goods in the flatbed market requires domain expertise and special equipment, and the associated transportation management processes have some unique characteristics,” said Andrew Roszko, EVP of Global Sales at Descartes. “BestTransport has built a great business by creating a platform that addresses these unique characteristics with solutions available for both shippers and carriers.”