Multi-leg transport via hubs

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Hubbing is a transport network strategy where point-to-point transport is switched to multi-leg transport using one or more hubs. The hubs can aggregate cargo in a region and then forward it to the destination directly or to a nearer hub.

This strategy goes by many names: cross-docking, pool points, hub-and-spoke, or hubbing. The hub-to-hub move can be executed as a linehaul trucking job, but is often also an intermodal move via rail.

TNX robots automate and optimise this process. They take point-to-point jobs and assign them to appropriate routes. If the route includes hubs, the results are a full multi-leg schedule for the pickup, linehaul (or rail), and delivery. As with all TNX robots, they optimise while considering co-loading restrictions, vehicle capacities, legal driving limits, required schedules or routes, region restrictions, vehicle type differences, fixed costs, variable costs, and many other factors. And - given the multi-tenant architecture of TNX - they automatically include all cargos available to a carrier on TNX, regardless of the cargo owner.