Month: June 2022

Types of LTL carriers

The U.S. trucking industry has fewer less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers than full truckload carriers. But if you’re a shipper, you’ll find that different LTL carriers can offer unique features and benefits to match your cost, service levels, and speed requirements—even if their network doesn’t fall neatly into one of the categories below. First, national LTL carriers …

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Optym announces Andrew Siesenop as rail and mining Chief Commercial Officer

Dallas, TX, June 29, 2022 – Optym, the leader in transportation optimization, announced industry veteran Andrew Siesenop as Chief Commercial Officer for the rail and mining business unit. This hire comes as Optym’s rail optimization software matures and the company turns its focus to business development. “Optym’s unique products solve real challenges across the transportation industry,” …

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78% Expect LTL Carrier’s Rates to Increase from 2022 to 2023

Less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers have experienced significant increases in base rates and pricing contracts lately, and most are thriving despite inflation, ongoing capacity issues, and rising diesel prices. A lesser-known fact? Due to high labor and operations costs, many LTL carriers have plowed recent gains back into their businesses. But how do logistics and freight transportation …

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Pricing and Buying Smarter: The Changing Nature of the LTL Pricing Landscape

Dynamic price can help shippers improve working relationships with LTL carriers. by Lance Healy, VP of LTL innovations The last two years of less-than-truckload (LTL) pricing produced headlines for volatility, astronomical accessorial surcharges, expansion of service centers, business closures, and M&A activity. It is not surprising that what somehow got lost in these high-profile stories …

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Optym Expands Axele’s TMS Marketing and Sales Teams to Further Growth

Focus on Serving Core Customers, Expanding Footprint, and Building the Brand Dallas, TX—June 8, 2022 —Optym, the parent company of Axele, LLC, a Transportation Management System (TMS) company, adds experienced executives to the Axele sales and marketing teams to position the company for further growth and expansion. The teams will be responsible for serving core …

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