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You advocate for the need to improve quality of life for troubleshooting any issues related to delivery or pickup at the ware- truckers, eliminating the chronic high turnover, etc. house, such as wrong freight, wrong warehouse, freight not ready,

How does contribute to that effort? etc. It requires after-delivery confrmation in the form of PoD. The

We believe we can play a role in improving the quality of life system allows visibility to review and update all loads in action. for truckers, which, in turn, reduces the chronic high turnover and What we fnd to be one of the most important aspects is our focus on resistance from the current generation to become a truck driver. safety of the freight, which often comes down to our handling com-

One way we try to express our respect for their time is to match pliance and insurance issues for all the truck drivers in our pool. At them with the right freight, fully assessing their position and their the end of the day, it is critical that our customers know their cargo

ETA as well as type and size of the drayage assignment. For the is in safe hands and that the driver has been properly vetted, has all shipping community that uses our system, we handle all the ad- necessary insurance and is in 100% compliance. Due to the driver ministrative work so we are confdent the paperwork is handled shortage, some companies may skip a few vital steps out of pure properly, which dramatically reduces the truck driver wait times desperation. Ensuring the safety of the cargo is absolutely critical, and facilitates quicker turnarounds. Truckers want to be driving, and ensuring driver compliance is a tedious and time-consuming not sitting idle in the terminal. process. Customers are very happy for us to handle it for them.

Your tech solution “maximizes the effciency of truck- The company has “a state-of-the-art, web-based plat- ing models locally.” Presumably, this means less mile- form, which effectively addresses the mounting chal- age and distance for that “last mile” delivery. Describe lenges associated with drayage.” Tell us about your that process. provides a tool for maximizing effciency of trucking models locally, which translates into less mileage and distance for the last mile. We educate customers on how they can utilize additional modes of transportation to help minimize dray re- lated issues with ELD and the limited hours drivers have in one day.

Sometimes it makes more economical sense to move freight using multiple modes of transportation such as rail and road combined.

The ELD situation has thrown a bit of a wrench into trucking today. You see truckers pulled over to the side of the road in places never seen before, and in volume.

These are strict rules regarding rest, monitoring data, reporting, etc? How much more pressure has this put on the supply chain?

Of course, safety on the road is of paramount importance, but we need to have a plan on how to handle the implications of the new rules. It is common now to see truckers pulled over to the side of the road in places that you would not have seen before, and the sheer volume of truckers pulled over is a major contribu- tor to the trucker headache, and to supply chain log jams in gen- eral. These strict rules regarding rest, monitoring data, reporting are adding signifcant strain to the supply chain, and impacting the ability to meet deadlines. All of this leads to additional costs, which are ultimately passed on to the consumer.

This software solution addresses and solves “critical issues surrounding drayage.” Name a few examples of that in action. solution addresses and solves critical is- sues surrounding drayage, including ensuring prior knowledge of delivery schedule, proper updates on appointments and timely in- formation about freight availability for delivery. The system enables

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