The shipment collaboration and LTL pooling service advances freight consolidation strategies in volatile markets
DALLAS, TX, April 12, 2022 — Transplace, the premier provider of logistics technology and services, today announced it is expanding the capabilities of Transplace Network Services with OptiPro, a tech-enabled service identifying cross-customer opportunities for LTL and partial truckload freight.
Transplace’s OptiPro delivers an on-demand, effective freight consolidation strategy for shippers featuring two key programs: shipment collaboration and LTL pooling. OptiPro’s shipment collaboration program combines multiple shippers’ freight to create multi-stop truckload shipments through either load to ride (LTR) or Transplace’s cross-dock network. The LTL pooling program utilizes Transplace’s strategic cross-docks in regions across the U.S. to consolidate LTL freight.
“It’s imperative that shippers have the tools to navigate market challenges and unlock capacity, flexibility, and automation when and where they need it,” said Frank McGuigan, CEO of Transplace. “OptiPro allows shippers to have increased confidence to plan and move freight efficiently amid market uncertainties. OptiPro is just the latest addition to our suite of Network Services that helps shippers optimize shipments, minimize dead and wasted miles, and enhance transit times.”
With today’s market challenges in mind, including rising fuel prices, OptiPro advances Transplace’s multi-shipper collaborations by identifying opportunities that streamline shippers’ processes. Shippers utilizing OptiPro unlock a range of benefits, including:
- Improved network optimization
- Optimized transit times
- Increased cost savings
- Less handling resulting in reduced claims
- Reduced carbon footprint
- Southbound and northbound pooling opportunities
GOJO Industries, Inc., a health and hygiene product manufacturer and the makers of Purell sanitizing products, is among the companies utilizing OptiPro and seeing immediate benefits.
“As a company striving to help the world experience greater health and wellness with our trusted hand and surface hygiene products, it’s crucial to maintain supply chain operations for timely product shipments, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” said Anthony Guardado, Logistics Network Director of GOJO Industries, Inc. “By utilizing OptiPro, we’ve kept product moving amid supply chain challenges and product shortages and saw 7% in savings on shipments moving through the OptiPro network in 2021. OptiPro has made our supply chain more efficient and optimized, allowing us to successfully transport critical hygiene supplies across the county.”
Transplace’s OptiPro service is available to shippers across the Midwest, Southern California, Chicago, Dallas/Houston metro and Mid-Atlantic regions. In the future, Transplace will continue to scale OptiPro with expansion into all regions in North America, including Canada and Mexico.
The new and improved OptiPro supports Transplace and Uber Freight’s combined vision of creating one of the world’s leading logistics platforms to meet the rapidly evolving needs of shippers and carriers. OptiPro joins other offerings within the Transplace Network Services suite including Dynamic Continuous Moves, Static Continuous Moves, Dedicated Capacity, and Capacity Review, all of which advance multi-shipper collaborations and identify opportunities for optimized shipments.
Transplace is an Uber Freight company that hosts a proprietary logistics platform and provides engineering and execution services for global shippers. The platform and service offering deliver process automation, network optimization, and transparency driving an improved service and cost position. Transplace also provides value-added services through our strategic capacity services business (truck brokerage and intermodal) and our border management business, which includes customs brokerage and logistics services on the Mexican border. With over $15 billion of Freight Under Management (FUM) in North America and Europe, Transplace continues to deliver the intelligent solutions that grow and differentiate the supply chains of its customers.