Your Strategic Transportation Partner
Breakthrough is a strategic transportation partner empowering shippers with data, technology, and market knowledge to reduce cost, create fair partnerships, and improve transportation network efficiency and sustainability.
Explore our services to discover your transportation network's opportunity.
A Holistic Approach to Transportation Management
Breakthrough shippers represent some of the most innovative, expansive, and influential transportation networks in North America. Powered by our clients' data, insights, and experiences, we design and maintain comprehensive network strategies as dynamic as the market you ship in. The value of a Breakthrough partnership is clear.
Empowering the world’s leading shippers
Industry-leading shippers use Breakthrough to create a competitive advantage in their supply chains.
You trust them emphatically, because of the sheer amount of information we give them and things that they have at their fingertips. They’re the kind of partner you want to have.
Sr. Director of Transportation
Transportation Solutions for Shippers
Breakthrough offers a suite of strategic and operational services in the FELIX platform, all designed with accuracy, transparency, and fairness in mind.
Optimize your transportation network using strategic recommendations derived from real-time performance metrics.
A Strategic Platform For Contract Freight
Meet FELIX—Breakthrough’s strategic transportation platform that uses an unbiased industry view and pure dataset to design and maintain better contract freight partnerships for the world’s leading shippers.
The Latest From the Breakthrough Blog
Check out our blog for updates about trends in the transportation industry, fuel management, and supply chain transportation optimization.
November 15, 2021
Meet Your Go-To Transportation Market Experts
Meet the Applied Knowledge team, Breakthrough's team of transportation market analysts and researchers.
Staying Abreast of Market Events and How They Influence Your Supply Chain
In today’s convoluted marketplace, supply chain and transportation networks can be influenced by innumerable factors that transportation teams need to stay ahead of. From global trade to policy decisions and taxes, to extreme weather and the pandemic, there are so many topics to juggle to truly understand how your network is being affected.
But weeding through the copious amounts of data and headlines in the marketplace can be a headache, and much of it may not clearly indicate what shippers need to know about the impacts they’ll see in their daily operations and strategies. Just reading what is happening across the global market is the first step but understanding exactly what it means for you and how you can navigate through it successfully requires much more depth.
Breakthrough’s Transportation Market Experts Report with You in Mind
Breakthrough shippers know this as much as anyone, and that’s why they rely on the Applied Knowledge team of analysts and researchers to help stay on top of the latest trends and economics affecting freight, energy, and sustainability. Our team of subject-matter experts dives deep into the details of industry drivers and translates the nuances of how those events will manifest for shippers at large.
Additionally, they meet with clients one-on-one to get more granular, mapping those market events onto your unique network so you have full transparency and foresight into how your network may change. This makes communication across your organization and leadership more complete, data-based, and proactive.
We weed through the complexities of the market, so that our clients don’t have to, delivering comprehensive coverage and analysis geared specifically to the challenges and goals of transportation practitioners.
Meet the team and explore some of their leadership, thought leadership, and other materials here.
November 9, 2021
Unlock Better Benchmarking for Your Network
Level Up Your Linehaul Rate Benchmarking
It’s time to drive efficiency into your rate benchmarking practices and take a step toward a more informed freight strategy. Breakthrough’s Capac-ID solution provides linehaul rate benchmarking that reflects the dynamics of an evolving freight market. Using a robust dataset of real-time contract rates and partnership-specific parameters, Capac-ID allows shippers to:
Quickly identify where you are incurring cost above your peers, and where you’ve secured favorable rates.
Easily uncover lane opportunities by equipment, origin, division, carrier, mode, and more.
Initiate partnerships with carriers identified as an optimal fit and using market-based pricing.
Capac-ID is unlike the traditional linehaul rate benchmarking you've seen in the industry. See how upgrading your transportation team's benchmarking data and practices can transform how you plan and measure your network.
Sustainability & Tech
November 2, 2021
Unlocking Your Sustainable Future with Scope 3 Transportation Emissions with Talking Logistics
Recently, Brett Wetzel, Senior Director of Applied Knowledge at Breakthrough and Adrian Gonzalez from Talking Logistics sat down to further discuss scope 3 transportation emissions.
Watch the Interview with Talking Logistics: Unlock a Sustainable Future
In their conversation, they touch on corporate sustainability and its prevalence in executive conversations and strategic planning. The desire and requirement to improve carbon emissions and a company’s overall footprint continue to become more salient than ever before, but the wider industry is rapidly changing in tandem with these trends.
Supply chains, transportation networks, and the markets in which they serve are becoming more complicated. The events of the last year and a half have continued to compound upon one another to create shipping challenges to an extent we have never seen before. From port congestion to tight trucking capacity, to volatile consumer demands and a regulatory environment that continues to evolve, shippers are now tasked with eliminating emissions from their supply chain under some of the most complex and challenging conditions we have ever seen.
Making Progress Amid Complexity by Honing in on Scope 3 Emissions
With scope 3 emissions making up roughly 90% of Breakthrough shipper clients’ emissions and transportation trending towards the top of the list of contributors, the potential to drive forward change is immense. Although complicated, its not impossible to make an impact if you reach across the aisle nd work with other stakeholders in the ecosystem.
Gonzalez says, “that’s where you require collaboration and partnership and the sharing of data and information across different partners to truly, number one get a baseline and understand where you’re at, and number two, to actually coordinate activities to reduce it.”
Getting there is the biggest hurdle, and as Wetzel comments, “It is now a longer-term ambition. A lot of companies are on the 10-year horizon with goals for 2030, and [the challenge] is less of the prescriptive to start without knowing where you’re going, it’s more knowing where you want to go and the challenge is how to get there.”
The good news is progress is possible and trends are starting to emerge that will guide shippers to take action.
Listen to the full interview above for details on how shippers can unlock their best sustainable future today.
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