As a leader in Illinois’s transportation industry, Perry Mandera blogs about issues in the industry, and his own company in particular, in order to inform others. He recently wrote about the Illinois Trucking Association, of which he is a member, and their efforts to reduce the taxes charged on commercial trucks. They support Bill 662 which is up for a vote in the Illinois Senate (PerryMandera1.WordPress). This bill would eliminate that Commercial Distribution Fee which charges an onerous 14.35% sales tax on each commercial truck.
Perry Mandera also recently blogged about some of the technology his company relies on. One of these is called the Dock Management System. This software is the best in the industry when it comes to managing a company’s docks. It is paperless, he writes, and each shipment gets its own unique barcode. Due to this, his company is able to keep delays and errors down and deliver packages efficiently.
As a former Marine who learned to drive big trucks while serving, Perry Mandera founded The Custom Companies, Inc. which delivers packages for its customers. He has built a national company that helps businesses of all sizes whether a small business or a Fortune 100 company. His company is based in Northlake, Illinois and has locations in several other cities.
As a notable leader in the transportation industry, Perry Mandera was honored in 2000 when the Illinois Transportation Association named him as one of their “Top 100 American Transporation Executives of the Millenium”. His company has over $200 million in annual revenue thanks to his leadership and strategic vision.
As a philanthropist, Perry Mandera has helped others over the years. His favorite charities are those for youth organizations and veterans but he also provides funds to a variety of other types of nonprofits. Among the organizations he has supported are The Jesse White Tumblers, Cancer Cures and Prevention, and The Walter & Connie Payton Foundation.
Perry Mandera is married and they have two children. When not working on his business he enjoys helping out at the school his children attend. He is also involved in youth sports and the church he attends (http://chicago.cbslocal.com/tag/perry-manderas-custom-strains/).