We are women-owned, and we are proud of it. We know you have a choice of who you’d like to work with as your shipper broker, and we want to be your preferred partner. Why? Because we exceed expectations by focusing on top-notch customer service and creative shipping solutions. We’ll help you achieve your goals with confidence and assertiveness. Excellence is our middle name.
Why work with a women-owned small business?
One of the top reasons you should choose to work with a women-owned small business is that you’ll have access to resources that are otherwise unavailable to you. The US Small Business Administration (SBA) helps small business owners like Carol Docalavich, owner at Vestra Logistics, by providing counseling, capital, and contracting expertise. Because we have access to a multitude of resources, we have support from the SBA in a variety of ways that larger businesses don’t.
As a women-owned small business, we meet the following requirements:
- We’re 51% controlled by one or more women
- The women are US citizens
- Vestra is considered “small” in our primary industry in accordance with the SBA’s guidelines for our industry
Women in transportation and logistics
We’re proud to increase the visibility of women in the logistics and transportation industry by declaring our women-owned status. In a field that was once primarily dominated by men, we’ve found our niche in the market as a WOSB. The Vestra differentiator is our customer-driven culture and focus on excellence in every area of our business.
How rare is it to work with women in the transportation industry? Turns out, it’s rare. According to research from the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI), women make up less than 15% of the transportation industry workforce. We’re spearheading a movement, and we’re excited to bring you along for the ride with us.
According to recent research by American Shipper, there’s a significant gender gap in pay in the supply chain and logistics industry. How can we combat this and shift the status quo in jobs like these? First, we must reimagine workplace roles and increase the visibility of female leadership in this industry (as we’re doing now!). We’ll continue to share our story with you and champion other women in this industry and fight for equal pay. Let us know if you have a story to share; we’d love to hear from you.
Women-owned small businesses and federal contracting goals
Our Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) designation allows us to help our partners meet their federal contracting goals. When you work with Vestra, you partner with a leading provider of ground transportation and logistical services in the commercial and defense markets. Partnering with us means you’ll meet socioeconomic and SBA goals and have a competitive advantage. It’s a win-win.
Filling the gaps in the federal transportation market
Did you know that in 2019, the federal government earmarked $10M for small businesses for the Department of Defense (DOD)? These are opportunities that need to be seized, and this year, we’re going after it. Our strategic business expansion means that we’re offering more detailed, customer-driven initiatives than ever before. When you work with Vestra, a WOSB, you have access to services that many other businesses don’t have. Our resources are vast, and our success is attributable to our ability to integrate proprietary advanced data analytics and web-based Transportation Management Systems (TMS) technology with customer Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.
Innovative and reliable transportation services
We are experts at Vestra. Our trained brokerage staff is well-versed in all kinds of transportation brokering. We specialize in working with federal businesses and also have a solid book of business in the commercial sector. Our innovative approach blends data collection with superior customer service. Not only can you count on us to get your materials safely shipped to their final destination, we’ll match you with a single point of contact at Vestra. Your point of contact will be available to answer any questions or address any concerns you have throughout the shipping process.
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3
We’ve streamlined the process for working with Vestra so that your customer experience is always stellar. We’ve broken it down in three easy steps:
- Send us your load information. Outline the specifics for your shipment: pickup, destination, weight, equipment type, dims if oversized/overweight.
- Get a quote. Call us at 844-7VESTRA (783-7872) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We ship. You return to business as usual. Rest assured that we’ve got it handled. Your shipment will arrive safely.
Logistics partners who help you achieve your shipping goals
Not only have we made it easy for you to work with us at Vestra, but we’ll also help you achieve your shipping goals. If you need to get your materials to a faraway destination, we’ll use multiple modes of transportation to be sure it happens. If you need to protect a fragile shipment, you can count on us. If you need to have an array of budget options to choose from for your shipment, we’ll present you with the most affordable, most expensive, and all of the potential alternatives to the shipping price.
Discover the difference
When you call Vestra Logistics, you’re supporting a WOSB. You have access to our proven systems, our top-notch customer service, and you get to speak to a real person on the other end of the line when you call. Our customer-driven culture is second-to-none. Get started today by calling 844-7VESTRA (783-7872).