Smart Shipping

A Better Way to Ship Parts for Heavy Equipment

The Independent Distributors Association has partnered with the SAV Transportation Group to revolutionize shipping parts for heavy equipment. Our new SMART SHIPPING program will save you time, money and a considerable amount of aggravation in shipping aftermarket heavy equipment parts.

Initially founded in 1987, the SAV Transportation Group is a 3rd Party Logistics Company that provides, strategic sourcing, supply chain strategy and a variety of mode-management solutions.

They have been recognized as “Innovators of the Year” by Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine and their Virtual Shipping Assistant™ has been installed in over five thousand new, used and aftermarket parts facilities within the United States and Canada.

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We have arranged for you to receive your own Virtual Shipping Assistant™ along with a pre-established line of credit. As a member of our association, you’ll have unlimited access to preferred rates on:

  • Full and partial truckload service from both flatbed and specialty carriers.
  • Less-than-truckload service from over forty LTL freight carriers providing national range and reach.
  • Domestic and International small package services from FedEx, UPS and DHL
  • AND – a zero-deductible, full coverage insurance option that we’ve arranged through the folks at Wells Fargo Insurance services.

We continually strive to bring more value to our members and hope you’ll give this program a try. You can click this link to review SAV’s basic program for smart shipping parts for heavy equipment, and you can request immediate set-up on IDA’s custom program by contacting Steven Haas at 612-296-1806 or: