Because of a deregulation bill passed by Congress in 1980, on July 31, 1981, CF Parent company Consolidated Freightways, Inc.
sold its truck manufacturing business and the Freightliner brand to Daimler AG.
Other factors such as driver hours of service availability, loading and unloading time and due dates need to be factored into a complex algorithm that ultimately produces good load planning that saves money and delivers on time.
Effective freight consolidation can't be done on a piece of paper or by looking at a map.
The load planning provided by this software consolidated costly refrigerated LTL shipments into considerably less costly multiple stop truckloads that preserved the integrity of the due dates.
Some companies have seen a savings from putting a couple of 15,000 lb shipments together on a truckload carrier who will deliver both shipments en route.At its height, the company possessed over 350 terminals, employing more than 15,000 truck drivers, dock workers, dispatchers and management. On April 1, 1929, Consolidated Freightways was founded by Leland James as a single truck LTL operation in Portland, Oregon.