Linehaul network plan optimization

Optimal network plans, every time

Create better network plans, faster with automated linehaul network planning software designed to maximize efficiency and profitability of your linehaul operation.

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HaulPlan helps carriers plan smarter, react faster, and increase profits

Decreased planning time
0 %+
Reduction in empties
Reduction in linehaul miles

Reduce linehaul costs

Optimized load plans and schedules reduce linehaul and handling costs to increase profit.

Improve service quality

Optimization reduces service delays, improves on-time performance, and increases customer satisfaction.

Responsive planning

Automated linehaul planning reduces plan creation time from days to hours, supporting quicker, more frequent changes to plans.

Powerful planning options

Create plans considering endless day-of-week and week-of-month scenarios to support the variability of high-volume LTL operations.

What-if scenario

Understand the impact of complicated operational changes, such as gaining or losing a customer, to shifting zip codes or switching facilities.

Advanced strategic planning

Design networks from scratch using advanced simulation and modeling technology, and make strategic decisions based on science over institutional knowledge.

Comprehensive linehaul planning

Our multiple optimzation modes enable an LTL carrier to engage in a constant process of improving its linehaul plan and continuously adapting to changing shipment volumes and service commitments.

Upgrade/downgrade mode

Upgrade some terminals to hubs or downgrade some terminals to end-of-lines. You can also change processing capacities and generate a new load plan to study the effectiveness of your changes.

Incremental optimization

Generate the best changes to improve cost and service. You can specify the number and types of changes you would like to see, and HaulPlan will generate these recommendations.

Full optimization

Do a clean-sheet optimization of the entire linehaul plan. HaulPlan makes changes as needed to reduce linehaul costs and improve service quality. The scope of optimization can be controlled to make plan changes only in specific regions of the network.

User-driven optimization

Do a clean-sheet optimization of the entire linehaul plan. HaulPlan makes changes as needed to reduce linehaul costs and improve service quality. The scope of optimization can be controlled to make plan changes only in specific regions of the network.

"Optym HaulPlan has enabled us to plan more efficiently and make adjustments to lanes quicker.  As market fluctuations happen the ability to model impacts to lane changes allows us to be flexible, provide even greater service to our customers and keep our linehaul costs under control."


Webb Estes, President & COO

"HaulPLAN has been used to empower our planners to easily see the network impact of our decisions, design temporary weather or covid impacted alternatives, and seamlessly push our changes into our execution system, saving us time and money."

Jeff Owen, Director of Linehaul

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Hub skipping

Automatically identify where to build directs to skip handling, reducing cost and risk across the network.

Network design planning​

Redesign and optimize break locations and service product offerings to save money and increase competitiveness.

Disruption planning

Adapt linehaul plans for weather and terminal disruptions to minimize cost and mitigate service impact when adversity strikes.

Third-party plan optimization

Create holistic plans that include optimization of third-party rail and purchase plans.

Sophisticated modeling

Enjoy advanced LTL planning and create a “digital twin” of any network.

Day-of-week modeling

Analyze differences in demand by day of week or month to make smarter decisions based on the real-world variability of your network.

LTL-tailored algorithms

Advanced algorithms built specifically for the LTL industry help carriers not just find a solution, but find the best solution.

Time-space simulation

Proprietary time-space LTL network simulations bring detailed insights and enhanced decision-making capabilities planners.

Unparalleled insights​

See your network from every angle to understand the true impact of future decisions.

Advanced analytics

See the impact of different scenarios, including network expansions, plan adjustments, and zip-to-terminal mapping changes.

Understand the latest possible time a shipment must leave any facility considering all operating windows and travel times.

Linehaul cost

Service violation

Loaded miles

Empty miles

Handling cost

Load average

Lane balance

Purchase and rail cost

Create optimized schedules with advanced models

Network cost simulation

Calculate the cost of deviations in your network, such as changes in demand, load plans, and weather.

Zip-to-terminal mapping

Visualize the impact on load average and cost when shifting zip codes between terminals.

Tonnage fluctuation

See how plan costs change as specific lanes increase or decrease volume and prepare for change before it happens.

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