iDrive Logistics: An Introduction
Since 2008, iDrive Logistics has grown in recognition as the market-leading supply chain consulting and technology firm. iDrive’s innovative cost-reduction methodologies and proprietary business intelligence platform currently helps more than 500 shippers reduce transportation expenses while bringing enhanced visibility into their supply chain operations.
What drives us?
Simple: we make your professional life easier while adding hard-dollar value to your bottom line. Supply chain cost reduction, enhanced customer experiences and improved carrier relationships is the winning formula for successful supply chain management.
What Does iDrive Charge to Do Business?
When you work with iDrive, you have no out-of-pocket costs and zero risk. Our revenue model is based on the money we add to your bottom line. We save you money, or we don’t get paid. Period.
- 100% success rate in cutting clients’ shipping costs
- 15-30% average savings, depending on services provided
- 95% customer retention rate
How do we do it?
iDrive provides a comprehensive portfolio of solutions that includes a dedicated team that functions as an extension of your logistics department.
- Contract Optimization (15-33% savings)
- USPS Value-Added Partnership (8-15% savings)
- Business Intelligence & Parcel Audit (2-3% savings)
- Shipping Software
- Warehousing and Fulfillment
- LTL and TL Transportation Management
iDrive Logistics consistently ranks on the Inc. 500/5000. As a result of our holistic approach, Shaun Rothwell—Founder and CEO—has been repeatedly recognized by Forbes Magazine and Utah Business Magazine for his visionary leadership in our country’s fastest growing economy.
What Sets iDrive Apart
iDrive is the only firm that employs carrier cost model methodology to optimize your supply chain and reduce your expenses. When developing a pricing strategy for carrier negotiations, we break down your shipping characteristics and weigh them against carrier costs, cost formulations, operating ratios and carrier profitability to maximize your available concessions. This equips our customers with a level of knowledge that does not otherwise exist outside the carriers while paving the road to negotiate the lowest rates with FedEx, UPS, DHL and other carriers.
Carrier cost model expertise resides solely with iDrive due to the highly-specialized UPS positions once held by members of our executive team.
Making it Happen
Our executive team includes former corporate pricing executives from UPS’s “elite special pricing group” where they built and managed the cost models for the world’s largest enterprise shippers. While our business intelligence technology is great, it’s our human intelligence that defines us. Here are the individuals eager to meet you and your team.
Founder & CEO
Shaun Rothwell, Founder and CEO:
With 22 years of experience in the small parcel and logistics industry (including 8 with the US Army as a Supply Chain Specialist), Shaun is the visionary for the company. He was a partner in building and selling the largest and fastest growing small parcel audit and contract optimization firm in the industry. Shaun was the Gold Eagle Chairman award winner while at UPS and holds the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Shaun loves to golf, fly fish and hunt. He and his family are avid Yankee fans and travel to NYC several times per year to catch a few games at Yankee Stadium. Shaun’s favorite thing to do is spend time with his family. A married, father-of-four, Shaun owns a 60-acre ranch near Park City, Utah where he and his family have gone back to their roots raising cattle and spending more time in nature.
Why Shaun Started iDrive
Shaun loves to explore the connections between logistics, client success and end-users’ customer experience. He is passionate about providing solutions that equate to true value for other businesses while helping them understand the direct connection between their shipping practices, their costs and their customers’ overall experience.
Carl A. Hutchinson, COO:
As Chief Operating Officer, Carl is responsible for operations, client management and carrier relations at iDrive Logistics. He has over 27 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry, including over 20 years at UPS. During his tenure at UPS, Carl fulfilled assignments at the local, regional and corporate levels including a 3 year assignment to Asia and over 7 years in Corporate Pricing. He holds the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Economics and Master of Business Administration (MBA) with Graduate Certificate in International Business.
Carl enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and just about anything outdoors. He is an avid University of Utah fan but follows the Utes mainly from his home in Atlanta. However, he loves to catch a football game, basketball game, or gymnastics meet in Utah whenever possible. Carl also loves traveling with his wife of over 25 years. Their favorite trips have been to international destinations as well as trips to visit their two married daughters.
Why Carl Joined iDrive
Carl has always been fascinated by the complex world of logistics and the movement of goods. More than anything, he gets a great deal of satisfaction from helping others. After working many years for a major carrier and developing his in-depth perspective from the carrier side, Carl jumped at the chance to use this knowledge to help shippers make sense of the increasingly complicated world of carrier agreements. Carl’s experience on both sides of the table provides tremendous value to shippers, in terms of cost reduction and–more importantly–in terms of providing better service to their customers.
Steve Chase, Co-Founder:
Steve focuses on the growth of the company and is specifically responsible for the execution of iDrive’s business model, sales, and customer satisfaction. Steve brings 28 years of experience to the industry–19 years with UPS including eight years as worldwide sales training manager. He traveled throughout the US, Europe, Asia and the Americas training UPS sales management and sales teams on the topics of UPS strategy for negotiations and sales. Steve holds the degrees of Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and Master of Business Administration (MBA).
With nearly twenty years at the world’s largest transportation company, Steve met many business owners and leaders. When he and Shaun first discussed the idea of iDrive, Steve was excited to be part of something that could really help individuals and clients. In addition to a new challenge and opportunity for his family, Steve saw iDrive as the perfect opportunity to make a more direct impact on the companies iDrive would serve.
Steve is our resident grandfather with four children and seven grandchildren. An avid spoiler of his grandchildren, Steve loves spending time with his family, especially at the beach.
Matt J. Simmons, Vice President of Marketing:
As Vice President of Marketing, Matt is responsible for the development and execution of iDrive’s marketing strategy. Prior to joining iDrive in 2015, Matt managed campaigns for a Fortune 500 company and spent several years in Washington, DC where he fulfilled various roles in legislative policy. Matt is passionate about the value iDrive brings to the e-commerce and transportation industry, and through his strategic vision, Matt has brought the iDrive brand to new heights. In his words, getting the word out about iDrive is “easy when you’ve got a service with a 100% success rate and no out-of-pocket cost to customers.” Matt earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Utah, where he studied Mass Communication and Broadcast Journalism.
Matt loves spending every spare second with his wife and two little boys—especially Saturday mornings when he and his 2-year-old son blast classic rock throughout the house. As a Texas-native, Matt roots for the Cowboys, Mavericks and Rangers, but he’s even more passionate about the rise of the Utah Utes.
Chantale Smith, CFO:
As Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Smith has direct responsibility for all financial aspects of the company. This includes direct oversight of client invoicing, client credit accounts and client freight payment accounts. Ms. Smith previously served as CFO for a growing online retailer for 8 years. This experience enables Ms. Smith to identify directly with our clients’ needs to keep transportation and logistics costs in check and warehousing and fulfillment at top efficiency. Ms. Smith holds the degree of Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
Glenn B. Gooding, PRESIDENT:
As President, Glenn has operational and business development oversight at iDrive Logistics. He has over 29 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry, including over 21 years at UPS. During his tenure at UPS, Glenn managed operations and supported them through industrial engineering roles. This included taking on a consultative role for many of UPS’s larger clients, performing network management analysis and optimization. Later, Glenn relocated to corporate headquarters where he managed corporate special pricing and enterprise pricing, working cross-functionally with multiple transportation modes. Glenn holds the degree of Bachelor of Science in Management.
Glenn is an avid soccer referee. He has the privilege of traveling the country to referee advanced-level games, and occasionally, Glenn has the good fortune of refereeing along-side his three sons. Glenn also loves hiking and traveling with his wife of over 25 years. They look forward to visiting some of the notable national parks as well as international destinations.
Why Glenn Joined iDrive
According to Glenn, iDrive provides the best of both worlds, where high-caliber people in an entrepreneurial and customer-focused culture combine with an unparalleled portfolio of solutions for clients of all sizes and industries. To this end, Glenn enjoys leveraging his expertise to the benefit of clients. He is particularly fascinated by the process of learning clients’ businesses and crafting best-in-class solutions. Glenn’s extensive operational and pricing experience bring an unequaled perspective for iDrive’s clients and further augments the deep experience of the iDrive team.
Carrier Contract Optimization
Our team deploys carrier cost model methodology to help you negotiate carrier agreements. Our proprietary analysis addresses your unique shipping characteristics to help restructure and craft the right agreement for the right services, significantly reducing shipping costs.
iQ: Supply Chain Intelligence & Audit Platform
iDrive’s iQ parcel audit and business intelligence platform powers your supply chain with comprehensive visibility into your shipping operations. Access key shipping data, manage your KPIs and run advanced reports to gain enhanced insight, better foresight and improved decision making in your day-to-day shipping operations. iQ’s built-in parcel audit technology will monitor carrier performance and maximize your guaranteed-service refunds from your private carriers.
Under iDrive’s USPS Value-Added Partnership Program, your shipping data is analyzed to see how your company can benefit by using USPS and determines your eligibility for preferred rates.
LTL and Trucking Brokerage
We provide preferred pricing with less-than-truck-load (LTL) and full truck load (TL) carriers to companies who are otherwise unable to attain such pricing due to size, volume, and/or shipping spend. iDrive’s size, shipping volume and strong carrier network provides companies with unmatched purchasing power and better rates.
Warehousing and Fulfillment
Through a joint venture with one of the largest privately-held 3PLs in country, iDrive leverages more than 30 million square feet of warehouse space at 110 nationwide locations to provide you with lower costs across the board. By utilizing our warehouse space, not only are you implementing a lean six sigma philosophy, but you may qualify for our preferred carrier rates that can save you hundreds of thousands of dollars in shipping.
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