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April 9, 2021 5:00 PM, EDT

MercuryGate Acquires Cheetah Software

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MercuryGate International Inc. announced it acquired Cheetah Software Systems.

The Cheetah acquisition extends MercuryGate’s TMS platform to deliver both a last-mile, parcel and less-than-truckload solution and an enhanced fleet management capability that adapts, automates and communicates movements in real time.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“A seismic shift has occurred in e-commerce where adoption of digital business models is exploding and customer expectations are skyrocketing,” MercuryGate CEO Joe Juliano said in a release. “Consumers now make their online purchases based on speed of delivery, changing the transportation chain to a pull model from the historical push model.”

For the transportation industry the ability to build and dispatch an optimized route plan is just the start, he said.

“With the addition of Cheetah’s autonomous and adaptive logistics capabilities to MercuryGate’s TMS, our customers with assets can capitalize on real-time visibility for every load, road, supply, demand and transportation mode from the first to the last mile and every step in between automatically saving costs and delivering customer satisfaction,” Juliano said.

Cheetah is based in Westlake Village, Calif.

MercuryGate is based in Cary, N.C. — Transport Topics

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