Joseph E. Compton, Jr
Born in 1955, Joseph is a native of west central Alabama. In 1977,
he graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Commerce
& Business Administration with a Major in Marketing and an emphasis
Upon graduation he went to work in the steel industry of Birmingham,
AL and in early 1978 moved to Memphis, TN to begin a 27½ year career
with the largest LTL carrier in the nation. Joseph’s career in the
transportation industry began in the basic operations of a major
distribution hub and then to a national line-haul operation managing
over 400 road drivers. Joseph’s career moved from operations into
various senior sales management positions with over 40 full time
sales executives and a budget responsibility of over $100 million in
annual sales. Joseph played a key role in opening the first Puerto
Rican operation for his company.
Upon retiring from the carrier side of the industry, Joseph and a
partner formed Freight Technology, Inc. and has copyrighted and
trademarked a freight rating software tool called “Comp-U-Rate”
which is now being licensed and used across the United States. The
company has also developed a fleet loading optimization tool for the
Joseph also established Compton & Associates, LLC., whose main focus
is business and personal growth seminars. Their transportation
seminars focus on teaching companies how to reduce and manage their
freight costs. Compton & Associates, LLC. is an approved CPE Sponsor
in the National Registry of the National Association of State
Boards of Accountancy. Their course, “Freight Costs Reduction
Strategies”, is an approved eight hour CPE group-live workshop
giving CPA’s the fundamental knowledge of how to reduce costs out of
a client’s supply chain.
Early in 2005, Compton & Associates, LLC. formed an alliance with
Transpotential, a transportation management company, and established
Freight Management, LLC. With over 50 years of combined
transportation and logistics experience, Freight Management, LLC.
has only one focus “to help you save your company money”.
They simply want to provide the outside eyes and expertise to review
your processes and logistics costs with a goal of costs reduction
and service improvement. They want to help you manage your freight
operations better not take them over. Freight Management, LLC.
specializes in “Freight Program Development” using a proven six step
process. To discuss a “Free Freight Costs Assessment” just go to the
Contact Us page, complete the email form,
and a partner will personally contact you.
For more information on our software products for your freight
management needs or training just go to
www.comptonandassociatesllc.com , click on “Contact Us”
and complete the email form, or call our office at 205-307-8970.
Born in 1960, David Clinkscales is a
native of the central Alabama area. In 1982, he graduated from
Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama with a degree in Business
Upon graduation he went to work as a dispatcher for Pursell
Industries, a small regional fertilizer company in Sylacauga,
Alabama. During the next 15 years Pursell grew over 400% to become
the second largest supplier of fertilizer and lawn care products in
the United States. David served as Pursell’s Director of
Transportation and Distribution. His responsibilities included the
purchasing and management of rail, truck and barge transportation
for all inbound and outbound material, management of the
transportation department which shipped over 10,000 truckloads each
year and the selection / performance evaluation of nine outside
In 1998 David joined EBSCO Industries, Inc. EBSCO is a privately
owned conglomerate of companies whose combined sales exceed $1
billion per year in products that range from fishing lures to
magazine sales. In addition to transportation management work,
David was responsible for corporate wide carrier contract
negotiations, carrier performance, and inter-company compliance with
carrier selection for EBSCO’s 32 manufacturing locations.
In 2002 David founded Transpotential, a transportation management
company that worked with shippers’ overall transportation and
logistics needs. Early in 2005 with other partners David established
Freight Management, LLC. whose goal is to work with manufacturers or
purchasers of freight to improve their overall practices. Whether it
is truckload, less than truckload (LTL), ground or air, David
advises companies on both their inbound and outbound shipments. On
average, clients have seen improvement in their freight cost by 21%
while at the same time obtaining improved overall service.