Today, we’re announcing that Shipwell, a leader in freight automation, has partnered and integrated with KeepTruckin, the #1-rated ELD solution by drivers, because we recognized the critical role that hours-of-service and location tracking play in freight automation.
While I was at McKinsey & Co, I consulted for Fortune 500 retailers, grocers, and oil & gas providers that command some of the largest and most complicated supply chains in the world, and I saw the same problems over and over. Limited visibility, lack of investment in technology, poor data quality and accuracy, and rising customer expectations are a significant burden to even the most sophisticated companies.
For today’s businesses, there’s a good chance that everything they do – Amazon could do better. Simply because Amazon has invested aggressively into talent, technology, and their supply chain while most businesses were focused on cutting supplier costs and staffing up marketing or business development.
Looking forward, the future of freight is connected, smart, and automated. Orders should come in and be smartly aggregated and routed based on cost, performance, and risk. Automated warehouses should prepare orders based on the schedule of arriving trucks much like a flight traffic control tower. An automated forklift will load a semi-automated truck, which is able to communicate location, weather, and traffic changes to be combined with machine learning to produce accurate ETAs throughout the journey of a shipment, all while being visible with all parties and IT systems.
Through our integration and partnership with KeepTruckin, we are making a good step towards that future, and for the over 500,000 carriers in Shipwell’s network, they will be able to:
- Share their location and hours-of-service (HOS) with their dispatcher.
- Share HOS and location information with their shippers, who will receive automated geofenced alerts when the carrier is about to arrive at a pickup or delivery destination, which leads to a seamless and efficient freight shipping experience.
- Carriers will also get notifications for nearby available loads that would be a good fit for them based on their equipment type and remaining HOS.
- Vetted carriers with a KeepTruckin ELD that connect to Shipwell will be eligible for net-3 ‘quick-pay’ payment terms with no fees on shipments run through the Shipwell platform whenever Shipwell is named on the bill of lading as the bill-to party.
If you’re interested in getting started with KeepTruckin, you can find out more information here, and if you’re interested in the integration between Shipwell and KeepTruckin, you can reach out to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.