National Purchasing Partners (NPP), a group purchasing organization, has reached agreement with several companies that will now offer its group purchasing discounts to commercial transportation companies. The discounts cover products and services from Verizon Wireless, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, TalentWise, and Staples.
To take advantage, customers must be NPP members involved in commercial trucking, container haulage, domestic courier services, taxi or limousine services, or para-transit. Membership in NPP is free and there is no obligation to participate, the company stated..
“Every business is watching its expenses today,” said Andrew Forrester, president of NPP. “Through group purchasing, transportation companies can reduce costs on essential products and services while preserving established relationships with local dealers.”
Discounts for NPP transportation members include:
• Verizon Wireless: Exclusives on Verizon Wireless products and services, including monthly voice, data, and Push-to-Talk plans as well as Verizon Wireless equipment and accessories. In addition, NPP members have access to solutions for CSA 2010 and other requirements through Verizon Wireless Business Solution Alliance partners, including Xata Turnpike.
• Goodyear: Up to 49% off all new Goodyear, Dunlop, and Kelly commercial tires; up to 62% off all Goodyear retread tires; the advantages of Goodyear’s fleetHQ program; up to 28% off all light-truck and passenger tires; and discounts on vehicle service at Goodyear dealers.
• TalentWise: “Substantial” pricing discounts on background checks, drug and alcohol testing, criminal record checks, and motor vehicle record checks.
• Staples: “Aggressive pricing” on more than 270 premium products; net-pricing on more than 2,800 core items; and competitive discounts on more than 30,000 products and services.
After enrolling, NPP members receive an account number to use when purchasing products or services with NPP vendors. In most cases, members can make discounted purchases through their customary channels, including local dealers or sales representatives.