Optym, a global optimization intelligence company, announced the launch of Axele, a transportation management software for small and midsized carriers in the full truckload industry. Axele’s predictive analytics automates many of a trucking firm’s core functions including load planning, matching drivers to loads and customer communications. The software includes a mobile app for drivers that vastly improves communications between headquarters, drivers and customers.
Axele was specifically designed for small and midsized trucking firms utilizing 5 to 50 trucks and can be installed in a single day. Axele offers a 30-day free trial in which a carrier can test drive features. After 30 days, users can continue to use the free, standard version of Axele or opt for the professional version, which provides access to the full set of features and functionalities.
“Small and mid-sized firms don’t have the staff or the budget for costly TMS solutions that’s also difficult to install and maintain. But they have a real need for intelligent solutions that will help them operate more efficiently and make better, more profitable decisions that are based on data,” said Vic Keller, CEO of Optym. “We took the best of what Optym does for airlines and large trucking companies and created software that is effective, affordable and almost effortless to implement.”
“Keeping drivers happy and ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction are very important to carriers,” said Keller. “Axele allows carriers to improve both, giving all the parties involved – dispatchers, drivers and customers – better communications and greater visibility into the processes and the ability to trace their loads.”
Carriers can communicate to drivers via the mobile app on assigned loads, and invoicing and driver settlements. Axele also provides carriers with the ability to communicate with their customers in real time about a load’s location and estimated time of arrival, as well as by sharing when and where a truck will be available. All this information is displayed in a “Live Dispatch Board,” which allows carriers to track and manage all their assets in real time. The portal also allows for the monitoring of drivers’ schedules and notifies planners and dispatchers of driver availability and location.
Founded in 2000, Optym is making the world more efficient through optimization. Optym's software solutions determine the best decisions for complex planning and scheduling problems encountered in different industries, including airlines, railroad, trucking, and others. Optym’s solutions and services have been and are being used by numerous Fortune 500 companies.
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