Linehaul Operating Plan Optimization for a National LTL Carrier

Less than truckload (LTL) carriers create linehaul plans to determine how to group shipments and route them from origins to destinations in a hub-and-spoke network at minimum cost while honoring operational constraints, such as trailer capacity, terminal processing capacity, terminal operating windows and driver routes. We created linehaul plans for a national LTL carrier that yielded tens of millions of dollars in annual linehaul cost savings.