McLeod Software has joined Descartes Systems Group's United by Design program to offer broader services to its truck carrier brokerage and shipper community throughout North America.

McLeod offers transportation software tools for trucking companies, freight brokerage firms, 3PLs and shippers. With the new partnership, McLeod can now offer such solutions as electronic data interchange (EDI) messaging, customs filing and compliance solutions.

In addition, the combined logistics community formed by McLeod and Descartes' user base can now work together to automate and standardize multi-party business processes for the transportation industry and share critical information to accelerate productivity improvements and cost savings.

"The objective of our United by Design program is to bring together partners serving logistics-intensive organizations and make it easier for our customers to implement and take advantage of these offerings," said Art Mesher, CEO of Descartes.

Descartes' federated network includes the Descartes Global Logistics Network (GLN), a community of over 22,000 companies in over 165 countries exchanging logistics information, and value-added applications working together to standardize and streamline multi-party business processes.

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