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Cargomatic LauncheCargomatic Launches Free Flow program to ease Port Congestion
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has praised the Cargomatic Free Flow Program, and operators at the Port of Los Angeles have said the increased efficiency it provides is welcome following months of labor disruptions.
Brokerage uber alles!
“How the sharing model … applies to freight transport.
Cargomatic’s uniform technology platform … aggregates and rationalizes capacity.”
New Ideas, New Direction: Transforming Trucking
With the goal of utilizing excess space on trucks, Cargomatic is solving how to connect shippers and truckers as efficiently as possible.
Investors to propel ‘Uber-like’ Cargomatic into new U.S. transport markets
Cargomatic is targeting a specific supply-chain niche: the local or, at most, regional truck shipment moving within a 150-mile radius in major urban markets such as Los Angeles.
Cargomatic Raises $8 Million in Additional Funding
“Any technology platform that allows some of [the trucking industry’s] fragmentation to be consolidated or organized has pretty good potential.”
Trucking on Demand
Cargomatic is a cloud based app that allows qualified shippers to post and offer loads on line on a first-come basis to drivers.
Cargomatic is out to be the Uber for shippers and carriers
“80% of deliveries in metropolitan markets are made by small trucking companies, and they are completed in a very inefficient way,” CEO and co-founder Jonathan Kessler says. “We address this fragmentation by bringing the sharing economy to business-to-business logistics.”
Cargomatic Wants to do for Shipping what Uber Did for Taxis
The company’s founders aren’t just a couple of recent college grads with a dream and a laptop. Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Brett Parker grew up in his family’s trucking and logistics business. He’s paired with CEO Jonathan Kessler, who has a lengthy track record of starting successful businesses. In the 1990s, he helped start GetThere, which not many people remember, but it was the first website that allowed travelers to book a flight online. The travel industry giant Sabre bought the company for $753 million in 2000.
Cargomatic launches Uber for trucking
The local trucking industry is worth $70 billion, by startup Cargomatic’s count, and ripe for innovation. The Venice Beach “Uber for local trucking” aims to disrupt the antiquated business by connecting local shippers with small trucking companies through technology.