Uber meets AirBnB for logistics as new Trukkin app launched in GCC

Uber meets AirBnB for logistics as new Trukkin app launched in GCC
The startup was the brainchild of entrepreneurs from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and was co-founded by Ahmed Al Nafie and Janardan Dalmia.
Published: 3 July 2017 - 3:11 a.m.
By: ASC Staff

Trukkin Middle East has launched its new cloud-based B2B platform that unites customers with shippers and truckers in the Middle East region in just a few clicks.

The techno-logistics platform enables logistics services on demand for clients, who can request bids through the app or on the web portal after registering.

For clients, Trukkin unlocks new suppliers, services on demand, and lower transport overheads backed by transparency. For fleet owners and individual drivers, the Trukkin platform offers a powerful new channel for business development.

“Trukkin answers a genuine industry need for greater transparency, choice of providers and the ability to request transport services from available fleets,” says Trukkin CEO and co-founder Janardan Dalmia. “The team has developed the product after extensive on-the-ground market research, working very closely with partners from Saudi Arabia.”

The startup was the brainchild of entrepreneurs from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and was co-founded by Ahmed Al Nafie and Janardan Dalmia.

Trukkin is headquartered in Dubai with offices in Saudi Arabia and India.

The Trukkin ecosystem comprises a multi-lingual customer app on iOS and Android, and a web portal. Fleet owners and individual drivers can also take advantage of the multi-lingual online portal and apps.

Customers, fleet owners and independent drivers all register on the Trukkin platform after going through a verification process. Customers can then request services to transport their goods/load and provide order details via the app and web platforms.

Customers choose a preferred supplier and give the go-ahead. Drivers from the logistics firm or fleet operator then arrive to pick up the goods and start the provision of services.

Once the driver has reached the drop-off point and off-loaded the goods, proof of delivery is uploaded to the app, and the service is officially concluded. Customers then have a variety of in-app methods to offer payment.

Customers and fleet owners can also track their shipments in real-time through Trukkin’s tracking system. The Trukkin team also provides clients with operational support throughout the transaction experience. 

“Cloud based app solutions are revolutionising the provision of services – from renting holiday homes to hailing cabs. We’ve brought a similar model to the logistics, driving and trucking industries, putting technology at our core to unlock efficiencies,” says Dalmia.

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