DAT and Optym announce strategic partnership, expanded integration

DAT and Optym announce strategic partnership, expanded integration.

Axele now DAT’s preferred connected TMS for carriers & DAT now Axele’s preferred load board

Updated 12/15/2022: Axele is now LoadOps.

PORTLAND, Ore., and DALLAS, Tex. Feb. 11, 2020 —DAT Freight & Analytics and Axele, LLC today announced an agreement that expands the integration between Axele’s cloud-based TMS and DAT’s load board network, establishing each other as preferred providers and paving the way for new collaborative product offerings to be brought to market.

As the first step, the two companies will expand the integration of their load board and TMS technologies, giving small and midsized truckload carriers easy access to automated freight-matching features that are typically available only to enterprise carriers. Next, the companies will bring new offerings to carriers to automate their day-to-day operations and reduce the manpower needed to run their businesses.

Axele will become DAT’s preferred TMS provider for truckload carriers, while DAT will become the preferred load board for Axele’s TMS. Carriers can connect to the industry’s largest freight marketplace without ever leaving the Axele TMS, with Axele recommending loads that increase productivity and generate the best return based on driver availability, hours of service, deadhead miles, driver pay, driver preferences and more. Axele also easily connects with electronic logging devices (ELDs), maps and internal accounting systems, among other databases.

“With the combined power and intelligence of DAT & Axele, small and midsized truckload fleets will now have a modern, connected TMS that can streamline the freight-matching process and lead to better decisions and greater profitability,”said Claude Pumila, President & CEO of DAT.

“With Axele and DAT, smaller truckload carriers can benefit from TMS capabilities enjoyed by only the largest trucking companies,” said Ravi Ahuja, founder and CEO of Axele. “This agreement creates a one-stop-shop where carriers can run virtually every aspect of their business, and opens the door for Axele to deliver the latest optimization technology to DAT’s customers.”

To learn more about Axele subscription packages for DAT load board customers, visit https://dat.com/carriers/carrier-tms or https://axele.com/partners/dat.

About DAT Freight & Analytics

DAT Freight & Analytics operates the largest truckload freight marketplace in North America. Transportation brokers, motor carriers, news organizations and industry analysts rely on DAT for market trends and data insights based on 183 million freight matches and a database of $110billion of global shipment annual market transaction data. Founded in 1978, DAT is a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP), a diversified technology company and constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000 and Russell 1000 indices. DAT.com.

 Media Contact for DAT Freight & Analytics:
Annabel Reeves
DAT Corporate Communications Manager
annabel.reeves@dat.com, 503-501-0143

About Optym

Backed by decades of experience, research, and development, Optym is focused on making trucking operations more efficient. By combining deep industry experience with cutting-edge optimization & AI, our solutions determine best decisions for complex business problems faced by trucking companies. Optym has optimization & AI products for LTL as well truckload companies to manage their linehaul and local pickup and delivery operations. Optym’s products are saving its customers millions of dollars annually.  

For more information about Optym’s offering, visit http://www.optym.com.

Media Contact for Optym:
Jacob Eischen
Optym Marketing Manager

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