Digital Standards Development


The Digital LTL Council is comprised of industry leading Less-than-Truckload (LTL) transportation providers, logistics service providers, shippers, technology providers and organizations.

The purpose of the council is to facilitate collaboration, automation, standardization, and digitalization across all LTL industry participants with the hopes of elevating the industry together.

eBOL Standard and API

The NMFTA Digital LTL Council announces the first-of-its kind eBOL API standard to improve supply chain efficiency for the LTL industry. This standard reduces costs & errors and improves overall communication and service.

Sign the pledge to institute the standard, and download the API today:

Case Studies

Case Study #1:
Full Life-cycle Automation

To capitalize on the growing demand for business and provide a better customer experience, RR Donnelley sought to optimize their LTL transportation spend while digitalizing the entire lifecycle of activities.

Members of the Digital LTL Council partnered to reduce RR Donnelley's internal LTL freight spend by $250,000 per year and reduce 700-900 daily manual calls required by their team.

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"This technology is changing the way we ship freight by allowing us to ship faster, more efficiently, and allowing us to communicate data to our customers and clients in a [more] efficient manner."

– Sam Hong, Direction of Integration, DLS Worldwide

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Case Study #2:
Automated Dispatch and In-transit Visibility

Improve operational processes, efficiency, and reduce unnecessary internal costs, Uline set out to improve internal workflows and end customer experience by digitalizing the LTL Dispatch process, as well as receive real-time in-transit visibility updates

Members of the Digital LTL Council partnered to reduce the time spent manually tracking shipments, eliminate missed pickups, shorten carrier dwell times, and enable proactive risk management to better meet their customers’ JIT delivery requirements.

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"The [LTL Digital] Council has already made a significant impact on our business, and we look forward to continuing to partner with the teams to unearth new opportunities as we further modernize and digitize our operations."

– Angelo Ventrone, Vice President of Logistics, Uline

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