Demo day session 3: 10 companies building solutions – FreightWaves – Chad Prevost

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Logistical Labs is a saas-based suite of tools. Concentrating on the intermodal load decks. They typically start with two or three years of a customers data, but they’re flexible with whatever they may need. But if you do, you’re working with big data. They can put an unlimited amount of market sources. They’ve got a Rate Chart, Live-Rates, Load History, and Send Quote features.

With Send Quote you can take that base rate and put a set margin and put a cost-plus feature to a customer. But with live rate, you can do even more than cost-plus. You don’t want to leave money on the table. With the LOADDEX feature you can create a Truckload Rating Ruleset.

Kamion offers a platform using their REST API’s, you can easily integrate parts or all of the functionality the Kamion platform provides. They have a dispatch manager to manage dispatches. They say you can work faster and smarter to achieve more goals, reduce expenses & optimize your work flow. Their android mobile application is a driver companion. It tracks the loads and has a history of their paychecks.

It provides suggested drivers within a certain pool of historical data to understand who might be available for a certain lane. Kamion listens to a driver, how he drives and how he behaves.

Logistics Exchange brings financial market efficiency to the transportation marketplace. Helping carriers with better RFP requests. The fundamental problem with non-binding “contractual” agreements. Helping carriers improve upon contracts through flexibility and liquidity. Identification of a contract order through a matching capacity entering both parties into a binding agreement. Of course plans change—you can trade out of a contract through the same platform. You just put the contract back on the market exposing the matching engine back to work. It helps establish a forward price commitment. This can also helps shippers get more predictability.

BOXLOCK IoT security is for last mile delivery. Unique bar code scan and actual box lock to work at a variety of places. It works with UPS, USPS, FedEx, and Amazon. The lock automatically scans from the bar code from the package. If it’s the right package, the lock pops open and the package can be delivered. The service is also an app, which verifies the package and unlocks when you press the button.

They have one for home and one for more industrial application. In this case, the bill of lading can scan the lock and can act as a trigger point for payment and delivery.

Slync is a blockchain-based platform to increase efficiencies. They’ve made blockchain simple to understand and use. Our passion is to bring every day applications for customers to be more productive.

They’re announcing a partnership with UPS. They also offer a critical feature of an objective partner score with everyone you’re working with on the supply chain.

You can also create a smart contract, which can establish the chain of custody. You can also have a chat and communication channel to speak directly with the partner who may have failed in the supply chain. It helps have greater impact and will increase KPIs. Especially things of high value can currently work with Slync. All clicks and no code.

They can run a pilot for a customer in as little as two weeks.

Sagewise is all about dispute resolution systems to focus more on smart contracts. What you need to resolve a dispute, you need a lot of information. The more data you have the better. You can set up a contract and submit it to your partner. You can make revisions of it and set up payment in an escrow until the due date.

TMC-C.H. Robinson’s is focused on 4PLs and global shipments. They want to accelerate commerce through the most powerful platform. We collaborate with Microsoft. At any moment in time we want to know where every piece of inventory is. We want to be proactive rather than reactive. The data gets granular and is live-tracked through a 3rd party API. Also live tracking of flights, all through their Navisphere Vision platform. Whether truckload or ship or air.

TransCard is on-demand payment solutions. Blockchain, logistics, fuel, tracking all share one thing: the commerce eco-structure. We want to trade this for something else. We want instant payment, instant documentation, and instant gratification.

They give the example of a driver who gets a flat. Gets paid from you (the carrier). He can receive the money. Move it to his debit account.

TruckHub is a transportation amangement system that’s cloud based. Connects shippers, drivers and carriers on a single platform. Connecting carriers of all fleet sizes with shippers, and 3PLS.

Truck calls themselves the smart TMS. Everything’s geofenced. You can see a data time stamp of all points in real time. You can invoice ahead of time. You can give ratings of your driver’s performance. Mapview can help you find a driver. Finally, there’s the integrations. They’ve integrated Quickbooks and other integrations into TruckHub. Made by a trucker for truckers.

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