Intermodal giant RoadOne expands with Florida acquisition

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Trucking news and briefs for Friday, Feb, 12, 2021:

Large intermodal fleet announces acquisition
RoadOne IntermodaLogistics (CCJ Top 250, No. 68) is acquiring the JZ Expedited companies headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The addition will augment RoadOne’s intermodal logistics capacity within Florida and serve as an extension of the company’s national transload and warehousing network.

JZ’s full scope of services include drayage, transload, oversized transportation, domestic LTL services, import and export logistics and container depot and Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) capabilities.

The JZ companies will be represented by two RoadOne branded business units: JZI IntermodaLogistics, which will include the former JZ Expedited Trucking and North Florida Warehouse FTZ, and JZI LogisticsSolutions, which will be comprised of JZ Expedited Logistics and JZI Global Supply Chain Management.

DAT, Axele partnering to integrate load board, TMS
DAT Freight & Analytics and Axele have partnered to expand the integration between Axele’s cloud-based TMS and DAT’s load board network, establishing each other as preferred providers and paving the way for new collaborative product offerings to be brought to market.

As the first step, the two companies will expand the integration of their load board and TMS technologies, giving small and midsized truckload carriers easy access to automated freight-matching features that are typically available only to enterprise carriers.

Next, the companies will bring new offerings to carriers to automate their day-to-day operations and reduce the manpower needed to run their businesses. 

Axele will become DAT’s preferred TMS provider for truckload carriers, while DAT will become the preferred load board for Axele’s TMS. Carriers can connect to the DAT freight marketplace without ever leaving the Axele TMS, with Axele recommending loads that increase productivity and generate the best return based on driver availability, hours of service, deadhead miles, driver pay, driver preferences and more. 

Axele also easily connects with ELDs, maps and internal accounting systems, among other databases.