TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tampa, FL-based BlueGrace Logistics (www.mybluegrace.com) is featured in the inaugural ranking of Inc. Magazine's 2012 Hire Power Awards. Inc.'s Hire Power Award Program recognizes private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past three years.

Despite a challenging economy, BlueGrace Logistics generated 95 jobs from 2008 to 2011, placing it among the Top 10 private business job creators within the Transportation Industry. This upward movement correlates with the company's revenue growth in approximately the same time period. With over 130 employees to date, the company's expansion plans include gaining market share in developing areas and providing value in the transportation sector to companies of all sizes.

BlueGrace Logistics is a non-asset based consulting and logistics service provider of transportation services and ground breaking transportation management technology (BlueShip(R) TMS). In addition to providing remarkable results in supply chain management, BlueGrace is widely recognized for it's innovative and modern approach to enhancing employee morale and business management. BlueGrace's Open Social Media Policy and Internal Communication Practices enable them to educate and lead industry business professionals to peak performance levels as they continue to build the most progressive 3PL in America.

"The effect of our team being successful is that we get to hire even more people and grow our family," says Bobby Harris, President and CEO of BlueGrace Logistics.

BlueGrace has seen over 7,000% revenue growth from 2009-2011, ranking them #20 overall and #1 in Transportation and Logistics companies on the 2012 Inc. 500 List. In addition to direct business growth, the company has also added franchise opportunities across the United States with 25 franchise locations to date.

The inaugural Inc. Hire Power Awards are sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which is proud to recognize American companies that have greatly increased their workforces. Inc.'s Hire Power Awards celebrates private companies on the forefront of American job creation, giving these businesses the recognition they deserve.

About BlueGrace Logistics

Founded in 2007, BlueGrace Logistics offers complete, customized transportation management solutions to customers throughout the United States and around the globe. Led by President & CEO, Bobby Harris, an industry leading public figure and finalist in Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year award. Mr. Harris is an industry early adopter for creating a social media centered corporate culture to drive business development efforts. BlueGrace is based in Riverview, Fla.
with satellite offices in Salt Lake City and Chicago. The company offers best -in-class freight services and support, including:

-- Less Than Truckload (LTL)
-- Truckload Services (TL)
-- International and Domestic Air & Ocean Freight
-- Enterprise-Level Logistics Management
-- State-of-the-Art Technology, BlueShip(R) TMS
-- Service Desk Support
-- Freight Auditing Services