David Lynch and Joe Lynch discuss alternatives to LTL. David is the VP of Growth at Warp, a tech-centric logistics company that connects shippers, carriers, and facilities to find the most efficient route for middle-mile freight.
About David Lynch
David Lynch is WARP’s new VP of Growth tasked with telling the story of the new disruptive start up taking on the middle mile giants of today. Prior to WARP, David spent 5 years at LineTen Logistics, a last mile orchestration layer solving problems for the largest retailers in Europe, the US, Canada and Mexico. While at LineTen, David advised companies from the Medicinal Cannabis sector to Customer Engagement technologies startups supporting sales operations. David studied at the University College Cork, in Ireland and from there spent the last ten years between Spain, Canada, the US and England. David is excited to be on the show and thanks Joe for the amazing opportunity to chat all things Middle Mile!
Warp connects shippers, carriers, and facilities to find the most efficient route for middle-mile freight. The first freight network of its kind, Warp weaves together digital pooling, back-hauls, and physical consolidation points (Warp Stations), to provide shippers with a cost structure for shippers previously unthinkable with old school trucking companies.
Key Takeaways: An Alternative to LTL
- David Lynch is the VP of Growth at Warp, a tech-centric logistics company that connects shippers, carriers, and facilities to find the most efficient route for middle-mile freight.
- In the podcast interview, David and Joe discussed alternatives to LTL.
- LTL stands for less than truckload shipping.
- The LTL industry and carriers are critically important to the economy. However, there are issues with LTL that has some shippers looking for alternatives.
- Some of the issues are lack of capacity, complex billing, higher cost per unit, slower transit times, extra handling, loss, and damage as compared to truckload shipping.
- To serve the growing middle mile and final mile needs of shippers, companies like Warp have emerged as alternatives to LTL carriers.
- Warp uses an optimized network of cross docks and carriers connected through one tech platform to bring shippers the best rates, transparency and service quality in the transportation industry.
- Using proprietary technology, Warp connects shippers, carriers, and facilities to digitize the old school trucking model and create the most efficient routes for middle-mile freight.
- Warp weaves together digital pooling and physical consolidation points, to provide shippers a cost structure previously unthinkable with outdated trucking companies.
- Warp connects all parties together with their own TMS, WMS and driver app which allows Warp customers to have pallet-level tracking throughout a shipment’s journey.