Selland Auto Transport

Netstar Addressed Unique Requirements and Achieved Impressive Cost Reductions

Selland Auto Transport

Selland Auto Transport is an industry leader, providing on-time and damage-free vehicle transportation. Founded in 1967, Selland has grown to operate a fleet of 225 trucks and trailers from 9 locations. Such rapid growth, combined with dedication to providing customers with the best service requires extensive internet and voice capabilities.

Furthermore, Selland works directly with ports and terminals which are government owned and have strict regulations resulting from 9-11 to improve site security. Because of this, it was difficult to find vendors capable of working within the parameters of those facilities.

When Netstar approached Selland they were intrigued by the possibility of cutting costs and consolidating their telecom bill. Although they thought they had control over their telecom expenses, and they had hired auditors in the past, Selland was open to having an independent expert opinion. As a condition, Selland's preference was to stay with their current carriers.

Netstar Solution

During the Cost Reduction, Netstar accomplished the following:

  • Consolidated the number of carriers
  • Eliminated redundant services
  • Dramatically reduced Long Distance rates
  • Decreased invoices from 16 to 9
  • Coordinated proper personnel and permits to obtain port access to install services and troubleshoot
  • Presented Selland with two options
    • Cost savings with their current carrier
    • Possible savings with another carrier
  • Facilitated Selland's choice to move carriers
  • Implemented all changes

Selland Auto Transport Benefits

Netstar presented a carrier that met the needs of Selland's multiple locations, saving the company $66,933.08 (56% of their telecom expense) the first year. Despite their original hesitation, Selland decided to switch carriers at most of their locations, greatly simplify their network and billing. The savings Netstar found allowed Selland to reinvest in their employees in the form of benefits and incentives. In addition, the improved infrastucture enhanced network performance and daily operations of the company in all of their locations.


Netstar's Expertise Fulfilled AllpakTrojan's Need for a Responsive Provider


AllpakTrojan offers its clients a total package: they combine knowledge and creativity to design and manufacture award-winning print, packaging and displays. Because of their success, demand increased, creating a need for more bandwidth. Experiencing downgraded service and a lack of support from their carrier, AllpakTrojan sought a proactive and responsive provider.

Drew Sanders, IT Manager, was examining different carrier options and found that they were unable to build fiber to his location. Then he was referred to Netstar. At first, Drew was skeptical of the tier 1 carrier Netstar recommended. Their main concern was that the carrier under consideration only sent fiber engineers to facilities after a contract was signed.

Netstar Solution

To ease the risk of imlementing a new fiber network, Netstar:

  • Recommended using a tier 1 carrier who could build fiber to Allpak Trojan's headquarters for high speed internet.
  • Approached this challenging situation with careful research and coordinated special allowances for AllpakTrojan.
  • Leveraged their relationship with the carrier to send an engineer on-site to pre-qualify the service allowing AllpakTrojan to sign the contract with confidence.

AllpakTrojan Benefits

AllpakTrojan was pleasantly surprised by the positive results of working with the new carrier. The internet service and the continued support from Netstar provided the bullet proof solution they sought. AllpakTrojan now accesses 4 times the bandwidth with only a slight increase in monthly cost. They are also relieved of the administrative work associated with implementing new services. Finally, as a neutral party, Netstar is a partner that AllpakTrojan can trust.

Speedy Glass

Netstar Expertly Manages Telecom Growth While Speedy Glass Expands Services and Locations

Speedy Glass in 2007

Speedy Glass, headquartered in British Columbia, originally offered auto glass repair and windshield replacement but has grown to include residential and commercial glass repair and replacement as well. One of their overall concerns was cost management with existing telecom carriers. Another concern was maintaining personnel dedicated to telecom needs while expanding their service offerings and adding locations.

Netstar Solution

The relationship with Speedy Glass started when Netstar completed a Cost Reduction audit for just 42 of their locations in 2007. Since that time, Netstar has become a telecom expert for Speedy Glass by facilitating their growth and managing all their telecom needs and cellular infrastructure.

Netstar's Solutions for Speedy Glass include

  • Keeping track of their wireline and cellular inventory (both equipment & services)
  • Troubleshooting all telecom issues or outages
  • Managing all cellular needs
  • Validating bills against the contract rates
  • Processing invoices
  • Procuring and implementing new services
  • Purchasing new phone equipment

Speedy Glass Benefits

As a result of the Cost Reduction audit, Speedy Glass saved 20% in the first year alone. Since then, Netstar has helped Speedy keep their costs low and save even more by pro-actively seeking the best alternatives for all of their telecom needs.

Now Speedy Glass relies on Netstar's Telecom Management for all 50 of their locations. Netstar serves as Speedy's telecom department, giving them visibility to their inventory, continually optimizing and saving them money, quickly resolving any billing and services issues as they arise, and ultimately providing them with the confidence and their telecom is under control.