Ontruck launches new web tool helping fleet owners double their loads
The new web tool designed to meet the diverse needs of fleet managers provides full visibility, invoice management and real-time tracking of trucks for an all-in-one solution.
Managers can monitor the status and location of trucks from any computer, improving fleet efficiency and increasing their volume of loads.
The tool has been a natural evolution for Ontruck’s service portfolio, which provides market-leading solutions for fleet load management.
London, September 29, 2020.-Ontruck, Europe’s leading digital road freight platform, has rolled out a new free web tool to help fleet managers increase volumes of loads and improve their overall business ratio in one, easy-to-use solution. A pilot of the tool conducted with 15 fleets has shown that each fleet successfully doubled their assigned loads per week when compared to other companies that did not use the new tool.
The fleet app is a web version of the existing carrier app, which is among the most advanced available on the market for cargo management which Ontruck launched in 2016. The latest tool has been designed with the more complex needs of fleet managers in mind, providing a real-time visual overview of the fleet including vehicle locations and loads, delivery tracking, estimated costs and live notifications of delays. With one simple dashboard, managers can monitor their entire fleet without needing to access multiple devices and logins.
This all-in-one solution helps managers to fully optimise the efficiency of their fleets, ultimately increasing the volume of loads handled and enabling them to effectively scale their business.
“Since the beginning, our app has helped individual carriers to fully optimise each aspect of their business, offering them loads based on their availability and location and leveraging real-time GPS data to help them to reduce empty kilometres and increase their daily capacity” explains Javier Escribano, Chief Product Officer at Ontruck., “Now, with this web tool, we want to make each of these advantages available to our fleet managers to help them work with maximum efficiency and ease while increasing their volumes of loads and business ratio”.
From the fleet app dashboard, managers can quickly access the database of available loads and request those in which they are interested. Ontruck assigns these loads based on the geographic area in which the fleet is operating as well as the type of vehicles available. Once the offer is accepted, the fleet manager may then assign a driver and vehicle to each load and later upload the PODs, removing the need for additional contact such as email, fax or telephone.
Fleet managers can also maintain full visibility of the fleet and loads in transit at all times, enabling them to anticipate and minimize potential incidents, improve planning and provide the best service possible to Ontruck customers.
Ontruck is a digital road freight platform that offers the most efficient and low-carbon solution to transport goods. Combining data, artificial intelligence and market-leading technology, Ontruck is transforming the €600 billion trucking industry in Europe. The platform reduces transportation costs for shippers, increases earnings for carriers, and removes carbon emissions generated from empty trucks, enabling a more sustainable future of transportation. Ontruck partners with Europe’s largest companies, including Auchan, Pepsico, P&G, CHEP and Decathlon, to drive efficiency and environmental goals.
Ontruck has offices in Madrid, Barcelona, London, Paris, and Amsterdam and has received the support of top investors including Cathay Innovation, Atomico, Idinvest Partners, OGCI, Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures, Point 9 Capital, Samaipata Ventures, All Iron Ventures, GP Bullhound and Endeavor Catalyst. Ontruck has closed three rounds of financing worth 53.2 million euros. The startup has also received the 2019 Digital Transformation award at the Lloyd’s Loading List Global Freight Awards, recognising it’s excellence in innovative new processes that are revolutionising the forwarder – shipper relationship. Most recently it has been awarded the Lean & Green Europe award in recognition of its commitment to lowering carbon emissions across European logistics and retail.
More information at www.ontruck.com