Joel McGinley has been active in the transportation and technology industry since
1982, leading organizations to achieve industry leader status, and creating tremendous value for shareholders and employees.

In 1988, Joel founded and managed Transportation Carrier Services, a service bureau to the transportation industry. He grew the business to being the largest service bureau in the West and successfully sold the company to DAT Services four years later. At DAT Services, he grew the business 300% in five years, managing the new product development group, mergers and acquisition group and marketing and sales teams.

In 1998 Joel worked closely with the venture capital community to fund a business start up for an online service matching and local business directory, sold to and through national newspaper chains. TownHound/Make and, Inc. achieved national status. A portion of the business was successfully sold.

As President and General Manager of TransCore Commercial Services, Inc., in 2001, Joel led the organization through significant transitions, including moving to Seibel and Oracle based platforms from proprietary systems. Additionally, he led the transition of market position from freight matching centric to multi service platform; participating in several acquisitions to create multi service platform.

Today, Joel is Managing Director of TranStrategy Partners and is ready to guide you through the executive coaching process with a growth and value oriented management style. Joel is comfortable leading a spectrum of companies from as small as 12 employees to organizations as large as 400 employees. 

Joel remains highly involved in the transportation industry:


  • Transportation Intermediaries Association 
  • American Trucking Associations
  • Truckload Carriers Association
  • Women In Trucking Association
  • Author and Lecturer for various industry publications and conferences (Logistics Journal, Transport Topics, American Shipper, IT Magazine, TIA Conferences, ATA Conferences, National Industrial Transportation League Conferences)



Joel's Testimonials

“As an Executive Coach to our business, Joel McGinley provided professional guidance to the ownership in our business as we were in need of it most. I would work with Joel again without question.” Andrew Weiss, SDS Logistics, Inc. 

"I engaged Joel to help me chart a course to take my consulting practice from vision to reality. His assessment of me was spot on ... his advice helped me frame and focus my vision which is now a reality. I would recommend Joel as a resource to any business person.” David Roush, KSM Transport Advisors

"Joel starts with a deep experience profile in various size organizations and translates that experience into a combination of "best practices" advice as well as "out of the box" thinking to create new ideas for implementation. I have always been impressed with the practicality of what Joel offers... giving input that can be implemented here and now instead of just 'someday'." Keith Gibson, President, Integrity Logistics


“Joel is an excellent Executive Coach. Joel is insightful with great real world experience. His process is proven and his client's results are exceptional. Joel has helped me navigate and negotiate many business issues successfully. I can honestly say that Joel is a big part of our success. I recommend Joel and his services.” Gregory Roush, President, Smart Lines, LLC 








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