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November 6, 2018
Breakthrough Promotes Matt Balzola to Vice President of Go To Market
Breakthrough, a pioneer in the field of transportation energy and information management, is proud to announce Matt Balzola as vice president of go to market. Balzola, who most recently served as the vice president of business development, took on his new role and responsibilities in September.
October 2, 2018
Breakthrough Promotes Jenny Vander Zanden to COO of Breakthrough Fuel
Breakthrough, a pioneer in the field of transportation energy and information management, is proud to announce Jenny Vander Zanden as chief operating officer of Breakthrough Fuel. Vander Zanden, who currently serves as the vice president of fuel recovery, will assume her new role and responsibilities immediately.
September 20, 2018
Breakthrough Announces Heather Mueller as COO of Breakthrough Supply Chain
As Breakthrough, a pioneer in the field of transportation energy and information management, continues to grow and expand its service lines, the organization is proud to name Heather Mueller chief operating officer of Breakthrough Supply Chain. She currently serves as the vice president of new client experience and will begin her new role effective immediately.
August 9, 2018
Logistics and Transportation Leader, Breakthrough Fuel, is Now Breakthrough
To better align long-term business goals and all service lines, Breakthrough Fuel, a pioneer in the field of transportation energy and information management, is excited to announce it will now be known solely as Breakthrough. The new name was selected to further integrate and embody Breakthrough’s comprehensive services, including the company’s original fuel management offering as well as the new supply chain business, which was announced in April 2018.
Green Bay Logistics company makes Fast Company's list of most innovative logistics companies
March 15, 2021
Diesel demand charges ahead, as gasoline, jet fuel look to play a slow game of catch up
February 12, 2021
COVID-19 Shipper Recovery Strategy: Build Stronger Relationships and Acquire Better Data
January 1, 2021
Breakthrough: Named to Food Logistics' 2020 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers
December 21, 2020
What supply chain adjustment would you have made at the start of 2020 if you knew then what you know now?
December 2, 2020
Thanksgiving could see almost half as many travelers, despite the lowest seasonal gas prices in 4 years
November 18, 2020
All gassed up and nowhere to go: Gasoline prices are at multi-year lows, but no one is driving
April 12, 2020
IMO 2020: Alternatives to All-In Pricing – Considering Options Beyond Legacy Rates Systems
August 30, 2019
Transparency in BAF Formulas: The Importance of Visibility as the IMO 2020 Deadline Approaches
August 15, 2019
Navigating Through Complexity: IMO 2020 and Opportunities Created by Fuel Market Dynamics
October 10, 2018
Breakthrough is founded.
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 develops a Fuel Rate Lookup Technology, to give access to fuel rates on demand.
Breakthrough extends its cross-border capabilities by expanding Fuel Recovery to include Canadian freight movements.
Breakthrough develops a carbon emissions capability, helping clients understand the emissions associated with moving their goods to market.
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 designs a Natural Gas (NG) Program that identifies and advises on custom network opportunities to use NG as a diesel alternative.
Breakthrough adds Intermodal Fuel Recovery, a first-in-the-industry capability to understand fuel consumption and fuel costs on railroad movements
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 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 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 expands the Fuel Recovery solution globally, calculating fuel costs for shippers in more than 30 countries.
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 launches Transformational Fuel (T-Fuel), a solution for shippers to manage transportation energy price risk.
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 FELIX, a strategic transportation platform for shippers that uses an unbiased industry view and pure dataset to design and maintain better contract freight partnerships.
Client Success Stories
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