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First real-time tracking freight exchange goes live

Aug 06, 2013
A company called shipntrak has recently announced the launch of the company’s new subscription-free online freight exchange at www.shipntrak.com.
Powered by global vehicle tracking company Simplytrak, shipntrak  claims to connect shippers and hauliers on a subscription-free auction style platform.  It enables subscribers to match cargo with available space and allows live tracking of the cargo from pick up to delivery, a first for online freight exchange systems.

 

Based on an easy-to-use online bidding system, shipntrak reduces costs for shippers by providing a platform to register items that need to be delivered and creating a competitive environment to source hauliers.  shipntrak also provides an additional revenue stream for hauliers by enabling empty vehicles to be registered and loads placed on what would otherwise be unprofitable return journey legs. Through a filtering system, relevant loads can be matched with suitable vehicles based on location, route and transport conditions. 

 

The system can be utilised without any additional tracking hardware fitted to vehicles.  Installation of the shipntrak app on any GPS enabled Android/iOS device enables shippers to track their loads in real time and assists hauliers in vehicle management as well as providing an accurate delivery time to the receiver.  This service is subscription free, allowing both frequent and infrequent shippers to make the most of the features and allowing hauliers to optimise revenue opportunities. 

 

In an interview with The Mover, Ehab Allam from the company said that they had already identified household and personal effects as a specific commodity within the service and would be expanding the use of smaller vehicles in the future that were running out or back empty and could be used by the industry.  Ehab also explained that the system will be enhanced in the future so that the availability information can be provided directly to users via the GPS.

 

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