DAT Freight & Analytics and Axele recently announced an agreement that expands the integration between Axele’s cloud-based TMS and DAT’s load board network. The two companies will expand the integration of their load board and TMS technologies, giving small and midsized truckload carriers access to automated freight-matching features that are typically available only to enterprise carriers. The companies will also 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 their freight marketplace without leaving the Axele TMS, with Axele recommending loads that generate the best return based on driver availability, hours of service, deadhead miles, driver pay and driver preferences. Axele also connects with electronic logging devices, maps, internal accounting systems and other databases.
“With the combined power and intelligence of DAT and 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 and 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.”
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 $110 billion of global shipment annual market transaction data.
Axele offers transportation management systemcloud software for truckload carriers. Axele’s parent company, Optym, launched Axele TMS in 2020 to bring its proven automation and optimization technology to the trucking industry, leveraging decades of experience in optimization and automation solutions for the air, rail, and parcel delivery spaces. Axele is the industry’s first intelligent, connected solution, built specifically for small to midsized truckload carriers, and has accumulated more than 1,000 registered users since becoming a paid subscription service in November.
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