Friday, July 26, 2013

Vote Brenny Transportation for "Best Broker of the Year" award




Have you had a Grand Champion Experience with Brenny? Please email your testimonies to or by September 1st, 2013. Tell them why Brenny Transportation, Inc. deserves this award.




Only NASTC Carrier Testimonies will be accepted. If you are interested in becoming a NASTC carrier please email Bill or Mike at the above email address.

Dispatching Drivers - Experiencing the U.S. from a Trucker's Perspective

As a new member of the trucking world, I am still adjusting to the break-neck pace of daily life and the confidence necessary to be successful in this industry. There are various tasks that go into being an award-winning brokerage and champion customer service provider, and one of these tasks is dispatching truck drivers.

The dispatching process entails giving the driver pickup and delivery information, which usually includes directions we get specifically from the shipper and receiver, pickup numbers, and any other additional information we know will make the driver’s life easier and the entire process of hauling the load run smoothly.

One factor that makes Brenny stand out from other brokers is our process of having drivers call our office to get their dispatch information instead of getting it from their dispatcher. We have a strong dedication to making sure the carrier we choose to haul a customer’s load is trustworthy and reliable. At the same time, we like to connect with the driver to let them know we are here to help them in any way possible during their hauling process.

Talking with the drivers during dispatches has been a great eye opener for me. When I first started in transportation I had no idea of the industry’s diversity. Some days I’ll move a load with a drawling dispatcher from the Deep South before dispatching a driver from the East Coast with a thick Jersey accent. Just yesterday I spoke with a driver picking up a load in Kentucky that delivered to a small town in New York where the driver’s grandpa used to own a farm. It’s always surprising how small the world can be.

The dispatching process has enabled me to see the country through the eyes of a truck driver, which is an entirely new perspective. I’ve learned so much in the short time I’ve worked in transportation, and according to industry veterans, I will continue to learn something new everyday.

Angie Battistini-Gentile

Friday, July 19, 2013

            My name is Rachel.  I started at Brenny in April 2012 and am now a logistics coordinator.  When I first started I was captured by the passion.  I remember sitting at the back table finishing up my final interview questions when this eruption of excitement burst out.  Joyce is on the MN Trucking Association Board of Directors and had been working for years to help get a bill passed that would indemnify truckers from transportation related incidents which they did not cause.   Brenny got the phone call during my interview that the law had passed.  When Joyce made the announcement bells literally rang in the office.  Everybody jumped out of their seats and cheered.  I had no experience in the transportation industry but I could feel the energy that this team had.  It was the fuel that made me want to work here.  I wanted to be apart of a group of people that felt such passion. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Family is one word that we can use to describe Brenny.  I know this firsthand as my Brenny Family shared the journey my husband and I took with the adoption of our son Micah.  For almost three years we were on this journey together.  In Good Times and in Bad, we turned to our Brenny family.  It is a great feeling coming to work at a place where it is more than just a job, it is a family first, family friendly workplace where every one is cared about and appreciated.  Maybe it is because this place was started by a family so the values brought forward by Todd and Joyce Brenny are ones that are going to propel Brenny Specialized Inc and Brenny Transportation Inc into the future.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Back The Truck Up....A look at how Brenny Transportation started

Brenny Transportation, Inc. - How the Journey Began


Brenny was founded because Joyce and Todd Brenny wanted to be part of a company that treated people with integrity and respect, a company which honored champion character and empowered creativity.
Joyce and Todd spent many years working in transportation, rarely under positive circumstances. One day in 1995 Joyce informed Todd that she needed to make a change. Joyce thought about going back to school and actually changing her career. Joyce only wanted to remain in trucking if things would be different, things would need to be done the Champion way! Joyce felt the only way this could be accomplished would be to start her own transportation company. Todd was supportive of her decision and in 1996 Joyce and Todd founded Brenny Transportation, Inc.

Todd and Joyce met in 1994 while both were employed at the same transportation firm. Joyce was employed as the general manager and Todd was employed as an over the road driver. Brenny’s current General Manager, Bonnie Supan, also worked with Todd and Joyce as an administrative assistant.

Joyce’s career in transportation began in 1980 and Todd’s began in 1988- collectively they have over 50 years of transportation experience. When you include Operations Manager, Bonnie Supan you have over 60 years of transportation knowledge and experience leading Brenny, experience you can count on.

Brenny’s inception into the trucking world began in a very humble way, a small rented office in Waite Park, MN, three employees and the power of a big idea. Joyce and Todd wanted to show the trucking world that providing Grand Champion Customer Service in an honest and ethical manner can lead to success. Brenny’s growth has been adaptable to the needs of their customers. Brenny has grown because of their superior respect for customer’s needs, as well as honoring the hard work and dedication of their Champion team members. Customers never question if Brenny cares about their shipping needs, they know that Brenny cares!

Since founding Brenny Transportation, Inc. in 1996 Joyce and Todd have added three divisions to the company: Brenny Specialized, Inc., Brenny Global and Brenny’s National agent division. Brenny has embraced many exciting transportation opportunities since 1996 and are looking forward to many more in the future!

Brenny stays involved with all aspects of the transportation industry and gains continued knowledge by having Joyce serve on the board of directors of the Minnesota Trucking Association and TIA P3 Governing board. Knowledge is wisdom and Brenny believes we must seek out the knowledge which is necessary to run a wise and successful business.

You could say Joyce and Todd are trucking experts; there are many trucking firms run by managers who have never even seen the inside of a truck. Todd and Joyce both started their careers in transportation behind the wheel of a truck and between the two of them they have preformed most duties involved in the transportation industry. This expanded knowledge of transportation has helped Brenny secure a stable place in the trucking industry. Brenny will be handling customer’s transportation needs far into the future.

We are happy that you have taken the time to learn more about Brenny. If you are considering shipping with Brenny or becoming a team member of Brenny, you have Joyce and Todd’s personal guarantee that you will find Brenny a different company, a Grand Champion company, run by a Grand Champion Team of committed transportation professionals. Champions always win, and you are sure to win when you partner with Brenny for your shipping needs.