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Kathryn Pritzl

Kathryn Pritzl

Marketing & PR Manager

Marketing

Matt Muenster

Matt Muenster

Chief Economist

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Maritime & Global Crude Oil Markets

Heather Mueller

Heather Mueller

Chief Marketing & Product Officer

Breakthrough

Freight Strategy & Procurement

Jenny Vander Zanden

Jenny Vander Zanden

Chief Operating Officer

Breakthrough

Fuel Markets & Strategic Planning

Press Releases


August 26, 2021

Breakthrough Launches Capac-ID—an Actionable Linehaul Rate Benchmarking Solution

Breakthrough, a strategic transportation solutions provider, released Capac-ID, a new linehaul rate benchmarking and carrier search module in its FELIX platform.

March 9, 2021

Breakthrough Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021

Breakthrough has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021.

December 16, 2020

Breakthrough Named to Food Logistics' 2020 Top Software and Technology Providers

Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, has named Breakthrough to its 2020 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list.

April 28, 2020

Breakthrough Facilitates Capacity Sharing Opportunities

Breakthrough, a pioneer in the field of transportation energy and information management, is using its data to facilitate capacity sharing opportunities among shippers whose supply chains have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. A Breakthrough client initially led the charge, reaching out to Breakthrough with available dedicated and private fleet capacity it wanted to offer to shippers whose products are essential to consumers amid the pandemic.

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Company Timeline

2004

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Breakthrough is founded.

2005

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September

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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.

2009

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Breakthrough develops a Fuel Rate Lookup Technology, to give access to fuel rates on demand.

March

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Breakthrough extends its cross-border capabilities by expanding Fuel Recovery to include Canadian freight movements.

October

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Breakthrough develops a carbon emissions capability, helping clients understand the emissions associated with moving their goods to market.

November

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Breakthrough launches the Mercury Group, a collaborative working group focused on creating competitive advantage through innovation and best practices in transportation and fuel management.

2010

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Breakthrough designs a Natural Gas (NG) Program that identifies and advises on custom network opportunities to use NG as a diesel alternative.

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Breakthrough adds Intermodal Fuel Recovery, a first-in-the-industry capability to understand fuel consumption and fuel costs on railroad movements

April

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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.

2012

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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.

November

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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.

2015

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Breakthrough expands the Fuel Recovery solution globally, calculating fuel costs for shippers in more than 30 countries.

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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.

August

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Breakthrough launches Transformational Fuel (T-Fuel), a solution for shippers to manage transportation energy price risk.

2018

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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.

April

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U.S. Venture moves to full ownership of Breakthrough after being a long-time investor since 2006.

2020

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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.

August

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Breakthrough launches Capac-ID, a linehaul rate benchmarking and carrier identification module available in FELIX.

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Breakthrough launches CleanMile, the first end-to-end transportation emissions management solution that enables shippers to track, plan and execute emissions reduction initiatives.

Client Success Stories

Hear about the strong partnerships we have created with some of the world's leading shippers. Read their success stories below.

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Kathryn Pritzl

Kathryn Pritzl

Marketing & PR Manager

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