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Power Transmission Distributors Association is...

more than 300 power transmission/motion control distribution and manufacturing companies, representing over $20 billion in product sales.

Resources | Sales & Operations | Operations Cost Saving Programs

Operations Cost-Savings Programs

PTDA offers these programs that can help member companies achieve savings in the area of operations management.


PTDA members are eligible to receive significant cost savings on shipping services with YRC—the genuine heavyweight expert with the most comprehensive network available. PTDA partners with YRC Freight to help you lower costs and increase margins on your LTL shipments. YRC offers PTDA members:
  • On-bill discounts of up to 80 percent for all inbound and outbound, long- and short-haul, less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipments
  • No charge for single shipments, residential delivery, or pre-delivery notification.
  • Full discounts on COD shipments.
  • YRC is the preferred carrier for the majority of all tradeshows-they have an exhibit team dedicated to the success of your freight arriving on time and intact, 30 day free storage, appointment move in times means YRC charges $0 for driver delay time.
  • Unlike most carriers, YRC time-critical service counts Saturday and Sunday as one service day.

YRC now makes your cross-border shipping services to and from Canada more efficient, simple and convenient with:
  • Full coverage network of 20+ service centers in Canada, 12 gateway crossing points and service to 93% of Canadian population.
  • One tracking number from pickup to delivery thanks to their seamless network throughout the U.S. and Canada, with no handoff at the border.
  • Shipment tracking and quoting online 24x7.
  • Broker inclusive service-electronic transmission of customs documentation - single invoice.
  • Bilingual customer service and border offices.
  • YRC Freight border ambassadors available 24/7 to ensure faster border clearance.
Learn what makes your company the "shipper of choice" for a carrier. For more information on this member benefit program, contact YRC at +1.800.647.3061 x5754 or associations@yrcw.com or enroll online at www.enrollhere.net.


Cerasis is a North American transportation firm with over 20 years of experience helping companies optimize their freight and shipping needs. Cerasis is skilled in helping distributors and manufacturers of all sizes reduce costs, improve their technology and streamline their processes associated with freight and shipping. Their solution is flexible and scalable to fit the needs of all PTDA members, regardless of size or needs--Cerasis customers represent both independent distributors who ship a few times a month all the way to Fortune 100 brands.

Cerasis offers PTDA members a comprehensive list of services, including:
  • Carrier Management: Negotiate world-class LTL pricing with national, regional and local carriers.
  • Technology: Rate and route carriers, generate quotes, create documents (such as BOL's), report generation, viewing consolidated tracking information and much more. Cerasis technology can be integrated with your ERP, WMS or ecommerce platform.
  • Freight Pay and Audit: Ensure all invoices from carriers are accurate and consolidated weekly.
  • Claims Resolution: Cerasis will expedite and manage all loss and damage claims on your behalf.
  • Inbound Routing: Cerasis can work with your suppliers to schedule inbound or dropship orders.

PTDA Members are eligible for a no-cost analysis of their current pricing and carrier agreements. Contact Jaron Klopstein 608-320-2033.