Month: June 2020

New planning tools help small carriers combat rate volatility

Freight markets have been volatile during COVID-19, making load and route planning decisions more complex. Besides rates fluctuating, shippers and receivers have been shortening business hours, shifting appointment times and operating docks with reduced staff. Using technology for route planning and to match assets with loads has become more critical, and technology is giving carriers …

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Optym launches Axele

Smaller Truckload Carriers Can Increase Profits through Better Load Planning and Better Driver and Customer Communications via Axele’s Intelligent Optimization Optym, a global optimization intelligence company, today announced the launch of Axele, a transportation management software for small and midsized carriers in the full truckload industry (FTL). Axele’s predictive analytics automates many of a trucking …

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Optimizing trucking routes improves efficiency, saves money

The COVID-19 pandemic has made navigating the trucking industry even more complex. One of those complexities is the significant drop in freight volumes that has compounded issues within the less-than-truckload (LTL) market. Though the market saw an initial surge in volumes due to panic-buying of essential supplies before the onset of lockdowns, volumes dropped after …

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