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Trucking Strategies for Whichever Way the Wind Blows

Inbound Logistics 9/17/19

By Sandra Beckwith

A transportation management system (TMS) provider and a subsidiary of the largest privately held carrier in the country have collaborated to make private fleet backhaul capacity available to shippers.

TMS company Kuebix recently introduced FleetMAX, a service that gives Kuebix’s ecosystem of brokers and shippers access to open capacity on participating private and dedicated fleets. Estes Truckload Management has partnered with Kuebix to handle administrative aspects, including charging shippers, collecting payment, and paying fleet owners.

“We’re introducing shippers to private fleets but taking away the barriers involved with finding, onboarding, and managing them,” says Dan Clark, Kuebix founder and president. “And we are doing it with a company that both fleet owners and shippers trust.”

Just over one quarter of private fleet empty miles are available for backhauls, with 42 percent of those empty miles available to others, according to the National Private Truck Council.


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