Fourth Generation Optimization considers variances in accessorial charges

 Like line haul charges, accessorial costs vary depending on the carrier’s pricing strategy.  An example of how accessorials can impact truckload routing is stop charges.  Truckload carriers have different sensitivity to the number of stops they are willing to make in route, which is reflected in stop charges, not necessarily …

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Fourth Generation Optimization considers variance in carriers rates and services

 Everyone knows that the truckload rates or LTL discounts dictate carrier selection based on a single truckload or LTL shipment price. An 8,000 lbs. shipment going from Chicago to Atlanta cost $1,335.79 to send as a full truckload and $649.66 as a single LTL shipment, so choosing which mode to …

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The Evolution of Transportation Planning Software

Transportation Planning and Optimization Application first came into widespread use during the early and mid-’80s. The trucking industry’s deregulation gave shippers more transportation options to consider, and the advances in computer technology gave them more ways to evaluate all those options. Shippers have increasingly sought to utilize new technology to …

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