Dallas,  TX 
United States
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Our Mission: To change the world through optimization.

Optym creates solutions that provide end-to-end optimization of shipment movements, including pickup and delivery operations as well as linehaul movements. Our suite consists of planning, real-time execution and monitoring systems to make trucking companies more efficient. 

  • Axele - The First Intelligent TMS System for Truckload Carriers
  • RouteMAX - Improve Efficiency of First and Last Mile Operations via Route Optimization
  • HaulPLAN - Plan Smarter, Execute Faster, and Reduce Linehaul Cost

Brands: Axele, RouteMAX, HaulPLAN


Axele by Optym
RouteMAX by Optym
HaulPLAN by Optym

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  • (Oct 09, 2020)

    Smaller Truckload Carriers Can Increase Profits through Better Load Planning and Better Driver and Customer Communications via Axele’s Intelligent Optimization

    June 17, 2020 - Optym, a global optimization intelligence company, today announced the launch of Axele, a transportation management software for small and midsized carriers in the full truckload industry (FTL). Axele’s predictive analytics automates many of a trucking firm’s core functions—including load planning, matching drivers to loads, and customer communications—to increase revenues and profitability. The software includes a mobile app for drivers that vastly improves communications between headquarters, drivers and customers.

    Optym, which has developed leading optimization solutions for some of the largest and most respected airlines and trucking companies, leveraged its experience and proprietary algorithms to bring an unprecedented level of technology, innovation and optimization to the full truckload industry through Axele.

    Axele was specifically designed for small and midsized trucking firms utilizing 5 to 50 trucks; it’s affordable, installs in a single day and is easily used by dispatchers and drivers. Axele offers a 30-day free trial in which a carrier can test drive features normally reserved for premium service only. After 30 days, users can continue to use the free, standard version of Axele or opt for the low-cost, professional version, which provides access to the full set of features and functionalities.

    “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, Dream Transportation, LLC, based in Allentown, PA. “I can open up Axele and figure out exactly what is going on in my business by just looking at the dashboard. Axele allows load creation with just two clicks. We also find it very useful regarding compliance. We can make accurate decisions satisfying FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) rules and driver’s preferences.”

    “Small and mid-sized firms don’t have the staff or the budget for costly TMS solutions that’s 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. “We took the best of what Optym does for airlines and large trucking companies and created software that is effective, affordable and almost effortless to implement.”

    Ease of Use Improves Profits

    Axele allows dispatchers at smaller FTL carriers to be more efficient and profitable because they can automatically search loadboards, such as DAT and TruckStop, to find the most profitable loads that make sense for their company, shippers and drivers. Carriers can also easily connect to electronic logging devices (ELDs), market rates, maps and their internal accounting systems, among other databases. Axele offers them a one-stop shop to run their business.

    Axele improves driver retention and job satisfaction by finding optimal loads for drivers based on their locations, preferences, deadhead travel and hours of service

    “Keeping drivers happy and ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction are very important to carriers,” said Keller. “Axele allows carriers to improve both, giving all the parties involved – dispatchers, drivers and customers – better communications and greater visibility into the processes and the ability to trace their loads.”

    Carriers can communicate seamlessly to drivers via the mobile app on assigned loads, and invoicing and driver settlements. Axele also provides carriers with the ability to communicate with their customers in real time about a load’s location and estimated time of arrival, as well as by sharing when and where a truck will be available.

    All this information is displayed in a “Live Dispatch Board,” which allows carriers to track and manage all their assets – 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.

    Optym launched Axele after three years of design, research and development, and a comprehensive pilot program with several full truckload carriers.

  • User Friendly Real-time Software Leverages Optimization Intelligence and Map-based Workflows; Route Planning Now Takes Minutes, Not Hours

    April 2, 2020 - Saia, Inc. announced today that Saia LTL Freight has deployed the industry-defining software RouteMAX, developed by Optym, an Optimization Intelligence (OI) company. Optym's RouteMAX is a dynamic route optimization software designed to streamline and speed pickup and delivery operations for the less-than-truckload (LTL) industry. Through the ability to quickly and accurately build routes, RouteMAX allows inbound planners to reduce fuel and labor costs, while consistently meeting all service commitments.

    "Through this partnership, RouteMAX was developed to provide improved planning, allowing for greater efficiency," said Saia Chief Information Officer Rohit Lal. "RouteMAX's unique combination of route optimization and intuitive user workflows has delivered better visibility, rapid route planning, and improved utilization of our drivers and equipment."

    Saia inbound planners use RouteMAX daily to build routes across all 169 terminals. The software's intuitive user workflows combined with an optimization engine results in productivity gains for the users. RouteMAX also sends proactive notifications to planners about impending issues in the plan based on real-time data changes from linehaul and dock, such as heavy traffic, new bills, re-weighs, and more. 

    Optym's RouteMAX team worked closely with Saia's operations and engineering teams to understand the day-to-day needs and intricacies of the carrier's city, or daily pickup and delivery, operations.

    "RouteMAX's team sat with our inbound planners to gather insight into our processes, pain points, and areas of opportunity for efficiency," explained Lal. "From the beginning, the goal of this partnership was to develop software that would boost productivity and improve the quality of routes to allow Saia's planners to be more proactive."

    "RouteMAX's dynamic routing in congested, high-density areas is an important step in optimizing the operation," Lal added. "Because of this optimization solution, Saia planners are able to create dense routes without compromising service quality."

    "Saia partnered with Optym because of Optym's track record of working with other industries, such as airlines, which we believe closely align with the LTL world," stated Lal. "Optym's unique combination of diverse skills, bringing together UX, sophisticated algorithms, and knowledge of the network businesses, helped to build a product that creates both optimal and practical routes."

    According to Patrick Sugar, Saia Vice President of Linehaul and Engineering, adoption of the software across the carrier's network of terminals was seamless.

    "Optym helped us to onboard over 200 users," explained Sugar. "The software is intuitive and most planners were able to understand the majority of the features with limited training. Driver and dockworker feedback has been strong as well. The training and support platform delivers rapid responses to planners and an in-app chat feature is available. End-users can easily contact the RouteMAX engineering and Saia support teams to suggest future enhancements and ask questions."

    The Optym and Saia teams completed a network-wide rollout of RouteMAX to 169 terminals in less than four months.

    Optym Director of Trucking Solutions Raguram Venkatesan said, "Much of the LTL industry is still working on legacy systems that are difficult to maintain and make route planning complicated and slow. With Saia's leadership and partnership, we developed RouteMAX with the goal of making planning simple and fast. Together, we introduced an industry-first dynamic routing solution that is designed to create the most efficient routes possible without any zip-code boundaries."  

    "We are excited to partner with Saia and use RouteMAX to redefine pickup and delivery optimization for the LTL industry," said Optym Chief Executive Officer Vic Keller. "Route optimization when done right results in multiple benefits including reduced fuel and labor costs, lower carbon footprint, and most importantly, improved customer experience. With RouteMAX, we want to make transportation efficient, one route at a time. RouteMAX represents an important milestone in the LTL industry, and we look forward to continuing to lead OI and technological advancements in the logistics and transportation industries."