Breakthrough provides innovative transportation management technology and market insights to the world’s most reputable household brands. Since 2004, we have boldly challenged the legacy practices adhered to by the $700 billion transportation industry. Using our cutting-edge technology and industry expertise, we form energy, freight, and sustainability strategies that reduce cost, create fair partnerships, and improve your transportation network efficiency. By providing an unbiased industry view, we cultivate deep trust with our clients and respect throughout the wider shipper community.
A partnership with Breakthrough provides you insight into one of the cleanest and most robust transportation datasets. Across our shipper relationships, Breakthrough annually supports and processes more than:
21+ Million shipments
$25 billion in transportation spend
12+ billion commercial miles
1.5+ billion GALLONS OF DIESEL fuel
Three core principles guide the development of all Breakthrough products and services.
Once shippers arm themselves with data that is clean and accurate, they can fully understand their unique transportation networks. This transparency enables fact-based dialogue within their teams and with their strategic partners.
Better decision-making requires shared data clarity. Clean and accurate data associated with real freight movements eliminates distortion in the way shippers manage fuel and freight and bring their true network realities to light.
When professional partnerships are founded on fairness, all stakeholders can feel confident in their operational relationships, enabling true collaboration.
Breakthrough launches CleanMile, the first end-to-end transportation emissions management solution that enables shippers to track, plan and execute emissions reduction initiatives.
Breakthrough launches Capac-ID, a linehaul rate benchmarking and carrier identification module available in FELIX.
Breakthrough launches FELIX, a strategic transportation platform for shippers that uses an unbiased industry view and pure dataset to design and maintain better contract freight partnerships.
U.S. Venture moves to full ownership of Breakthrough after being a long-time investor since 2006.
Breakthrough acquires a supply chain consulting group and launches Breakthrough Network Intelligence, a service that brings a new level of transparency to shippers’ freight movements to create effective transportation networks.
Breakthrough launches Transformational Fuel (T-Fuel), a solution for shippers to manage transportation energy price risk.
Breakthrough launches Marine Fuel Recovery, providing shippers an accurate mechanism to calculate ocean freight fuel costs and a transparent picture of the consumption and emissions associated with ocean movements.
Breakthrough expands the Fuel Recovery solution globally, calculating fuel costs for shippers in more than 30 countries.
Breakthrough adds natural gas energy management capability to the Fuel Recovery solution, enabling shippers to accurately calculate natural gas fuel costs associated with moving freight.
Breakthrough teams up with Andersen Corporation and US Gain to unveil the first collaborative effort to operationalize a functional natural gas strategy that includes an industry-leading shipper, energy, and transportation provider in North America.
Breakthrough introduces temperature-controlled freight as an additional product offering to their flagship Fuel Recovery program. The new process identifies the unique costs associated with refrigerated fuel separate from generalized transportation diesel fuel.
Breakthrough adds Intermodal Fuel Recovery, a first-in-the-industry capability to understand fuel consumption and fuel costs on railroad movements
Breakthrough designs a Natural Gas (NG) Program that identifies and advises on custom network opportunities to use NG as a diesel alternative.
Breakthrough launches the Mercury Group, a collaborative working group focused on creating competitive advantage through innovation and best practices in transportation and fuel management.
Breakthrough develops a carbon emissions capability, helping clients understand the emissions associated with moving their goods to market.
Breakthrough extends its cross-border capabilities by expanding Fuel Recovery to include Canadian freight movements.
Breakthrough develops a Fuel Rate Lookup Technology, to give access to fuel rates on demand.
Breakthrough launches Fuel Recovery, replacing traditional fuel surcharge programs based on the DOE Index with a market-based method for shippers to actively manage fuel.
Breakthrough is founded.
Most Innovative Companies in Logistics
Top Software and Technology Providers
Supplier Innovation Award
Transportation Innovation Award
Innovation Partner of the Year
Georgia Pacific & KBX Logistics
10 Years of Innovation and Excellence in Fuel Management
Food Chain Digest
Top Food Chain Technology
Specialty Service Provider of the Year
Johnson & Johnson
Specialty Service Provider of the Year
Special Recognition of the Year
Procter & Gamble
External Business Partner Excellence
Nestlé North America
Supplier of the Year Award
Partner to Win North America
Part of Something Bigger
Breakthrough is a wholly-owned business unit of U.S. Venture, Inc. For over 70 years, U.S. Venture has been recognized as an innovative leader in the distribution of petroleum and renewable energy products, lubricants, tires, and parts. U.S. Venture delivers unconventional, creative solutions that give our customers a competitive edge, and enable us to support the communities in which we live, work, and play. U.S. Venture and it's business divisions seek new ways to drive business success while being steadfast in our commitment to making the world a better place.