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Loadsmith Partners with Mastery Logistics to Optimize its Freight Network as it Expands Autonomous Trucking Solution

| May 11, 2022

Loadsmith Selects MasterMind® TMS to Power its Autonomous Middle Mile & Power Only Logistics Platform, Creating New Capacity for Shippers & Quality Jobs for Drivers

Loadsmith, the leading third-party Capacity-as-a-Service (CaaS) logistics platform for shippers and carriers, announced a new partnership with Mastery Logistics that will fuel Loadsmith’s transition into the first fully autonomous trucking company.

To power its nationwide CaaS platform, Loadsmith will deploy Mastery’s MasterMind® cloud-based transportation management system (TMS), creating new freight capacity for shippers, more rewarding driving jobs and supply chain resiliency. The groundbreaking new solution creates a more efficient, economical and environmentally friendly transportation network that can help offset current overwhelming demand, bolster against future supply chain disruptions and enable more sustainable operations.

As part of its fully autonomous strategy, Loadsmith recently secured 350 autonomous trucks through TuSimple and plans to further expand its autonomous fleet. Implementing MasterMind® enables Loadsmith to offer its shipping customers dynamic transportation options including autonomous middle-mile with power-only first- and last-mile capacity. Using the platform, shippers can track freight and monitor and optimize their transportation strategies in real-time to meet changing needs. The platform also integrates directly with the Loadsmith carrier mobile app, making it easy for drivers to find and book loads on demand.

“In meeting our technological needs, Mastery offers an out-of-the-box approach to solving optimization and workflow challenges that no one else even comes close to,” said Brett Suma, CEO at Loadsmith. “Their platform makes it easy to integrate all the moving parts required for building a next-generation autonomous transportation network, allowing us to deliver better service and execution to our customers—both shippers and drivers.”

Built by freight experts for freight experts, the enterprise-grade MasterMind® TMS provides complete visibility across all modes of transportation, giving shippers full optimization control and the ability to leverage capacity in real-time. Mastery’s solution embraces the complexity of supply chain management and simplifies it for shippers, carriers and third-party providers by delivering the scale, stability, speed and automation required to manage the reality of today’s supply chain challenges.

“Partnering with Loadsmith gives us the opportunity to help pioneer the autonomous transportation future but also stretch and strengthen the capabilities of our product,” said Jeff Silver, CEO at Mastery Logistics. “We thrive on solving these complex challenges and look forward to the insights and efficiencies that will emerge from this partnership over time.”

With a prolonged driver shortage projected to maintain its impact on the trucking industry, drivers have hesitations in taking over-the-road (OTR) jobs that keep them away from home and their families. Loadsmith’s strategy aims to accelerate growth in jobs that offer a better quality of life for drivers by eliminating the long haul.

“OTR jobs are extremely hard, and drivers deserve options. They might want to be home nightly, present with their families or have more consistency—they may want first- and last-mile jobs,” Suma said. “Our network design and optimization combined with the autonomous middle mile provides the ideal solution for both shippers and drivers as we evolve truckload transportation.”

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