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XYpper Launches 'Uber-Like' Technology for Trucking Industry

Transportation software company XYpper, Inc. has launched an app- and web-based system that works similarly to Uber and other "sharing economy" apps - by directly connecting individuals who have a need with someone who can perform a service. In XYpper's case, the app connects freight brokers who have loads that need to be delivered with truckers who are either in their geographical area or on their way.

The app works in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and will allow IOOs and freight brokers to improve efficiencies and increase profit, XYpper says. Twenty-eight percent of all trucks in the U.S. run empty every year - representing billions of dollars in lost freight revenues and wasted fuel - and truckers, on average, sit at truck stops for three days waiting to book freight to avoid driving empty, XYpper claims.

Brokers can post their load information online through a web-based portal, and truckers are alerted via the app in real time. After six years of development, an 18-month beta testing period, and with more than 350 truckers and 50 brokers already signed up, XYpper is opening downloads to all in the trucking industry.

Other tools in the app include tracking capabilities and automated document generation for truckers and brokers - so neither party has to create paperwork for their transactions, XYpper says. The app also sends load offers while truckers are en route, minimizing downtime.

XYpper will soon be able to provide truckers with each broker's credit score and payment trend, allowing them to choose whether to accept or reject loads based on broker reputability, the software company says. The free app is available for download immediately in the Apple App Store and for Android devices on Google Play.

Source: XYpper, Inc.

The app works in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and will allow IOOs and freight brokers to improve efficiencies and increase profit, XYpper says. Twenty-eight percent of all trucks in the U.S. run empty every year - representing billions of dollars in lost freight revenues and wasted fuel - and truckers, on average, sit at truck stops for three days waiting to book freight to avoid driving empty, XYpper claims.

Brokers can post their load information online through a web-based portal, and truckers are alerted via the app in real time. After six years of development, an 18-month beta testing period, and with more than 350 truckers and 50 brokers already signed up, XYpper is opening downloads to all in the trucking industry.

Other tools in the app include tracking capabilities and automated document generation for truckers and brokers - so neither party has to create paperwork for their transactions, XYpper says. The app also sends load offers while truckers are en route, minimizing downtime.

XYpper will soon be able to provide truckers with each broker's credit score and payment trend, allowing them to choose whether to accept or reject loads based on broker reputability, the software company says. The free app is available for download immediately in the Apple App Store and for Android devices on Google Play.

Source: XYpper, Inc.