Ontruck, a digital road freight platform, is helping to overcome the ongoing transportation challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic through its new service. This service has national distribution in the UK and enables shippers to book national full truck loads for long-haul while also providing access to instant real-time quotes and driver availability. This new offering links together core routes for distribution, connecting operations from Greater London to the North West, Manchester, and Yorkshire to provide shippers with a full end-to-end transport solution.
“We always planned to roll out a resilient product for shipments of all urgency, but we never could have foreseen an extremity of this scale” said Samuel McGuirk, UK Country Manager at Ontruck. “Overnight, shippers had to rethink their business models and fortunately, our national service came as a timely solution to help them move goods such as food, beverage, and PPE throughout the country in an efficient way that guarantees security and predictability”.
With this national service, Ontruck can distribute demand for long haul transport across the UK. For truck drivers and transport firms whose sectors may have stopped amid the outbreak, this service can also provide new revenue opportunities to deliver goods in more active sectors.
“This has served as a catalyst for businesses to rethink current transport models and traditional approaches to logistics” said McGuirk, “Once trade recommences, there will not only be a new recognition for the roles of truck drivers but also a new focus on the need to innovate how we move goods to best protect our future supply chains”.
Ontruck is a digital road freight platform developing technologies to make road transportation smooth and efficient for both truckers and companies who send shipments. They do this by reducing the number of empty kilometres traveled by goods vehicles and optimising their use and utilization. Thanks to the Ontruck platform, shippers can quickly and easily upload their jobs to the platform, and hauliers can select which shipments they want to transport from the comfort of their app. All this while contributing to conserving the environment by reducing CO2 emissions.
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