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DAT Freight & Analytics, a North American truckload freight marketplace, has announced a strategic partnership with OLIMP to provide carriers and asset-based freight brokers access to OLIMP’s network of short-term warehousing, cross-docking and last-mile delivery services.
OLIMP is an online platform that connects carriers with storage and delivery solutions when a receiver is unable to accept a truck’s freight. Using tools integrated with DAT’s load board, carriers can find and schedule storage for as little as one day and loads as small as one pallet. The OLIMP network has more than 1,200 warehouses across the United States and Canada. Carriers fill in their search parameters—an address, search radius, and the number of pallets and duration they need for storage—and compare the features, costs and customer ratings of warehouses with available space.
“For DAT customers, OLIMP brings an Airbnb-level of convenience to finding reliable, secure short-term warehousing,” said Greg Hastings, Vice President of Strategy Execution at DAT. “Instead of time-consuming searches and costly delays, carriers can quickly match up with a warehouse nearby and keep their driver rolling.”
“For a variety of reasons, 5 to 12% of loads are rejected or delayed at the receiver, and brokers and truckers lose valuable time looking for a place where they can take the freight,” said Vlad Gasnikov, CEO and founder of OLIMP. “Our trusted warehouse partners post their available space to our network with no minimum storage requirements or advanced notice. OLIMP is tailored to the immediate and dynamic warehousing needs of trucking, starting with one-pallet/one-day availability. The process saves time, money and lets truckers get on to the next job.”
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 derived from 249 million freight matches and a database of $110 billion in annual market transactions. As the industry standard in truckload pricing, DAT’s freight rate database also provides the settlement prices against which trucking freight futures contracts are traded.
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