Optym recently launched Axele, a transportation management software for small and midsized carriers in the full truckload industry. According to the company, the software’s predictive analytics automates functions such as load planning, matching drivers to loads, and customer communications in an effort to increase revenues and profitability.
"Small and mid-sized firms don't have the staff or the budget for costly TMS solutions that are 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.
Drivers are also given a mobile app for to improve communication between themselves, the back office, and customers. Specifically designed for small and midsized fleets, the system installs in a day and comes with a 30-day free trial.
Axele allows dispatchers at smaller FTL carriers to be more efficient and profitable by automatically searching loadboards to find the most profitable loads for their company, shippers, and drivers. Carriers can also easily connect to ELDs, market rates, maps, and their internal accounting systems.
"In the trucking business, it's really easy to lose money if you don't have the right TMS to manage your business," said John Ganiev, owner of Dream Transportation. "I can open up Axele and figure out exactly what is going on in my business by just looking at the dashboard. We also find it very useful regarding compliance."
The information is displayed in a Live Dispatch Board, allowing carriers to track and manage all their assets, including drivers, tractors, trailers, and loads, in real time. The portal also allows for the monitoring of drivers' schedules and notifies planners and dispatchers of driver availability and location.