Future leaders eager to learn about the Digital Freight Marketplace
Long Beach, CA – August 14, 2019 – Cargomatic, Inc. recently hosted a delegation of 28 students studying toward a Masters in Transport & Planning or Transport, Infrastucture, and Logistics at the Delft University of Technology in Delft, The Netherlands. The future leaders, consisting of the Dispuut Verkeer student association, visited Cargomatic’s Long Beach office to learn more about the Digital Freight Marketplace and how it impacts the many facets of local freight transportation.
The delegation from Delft is researching emerging technologies shaping the future potential of urban and international logistics. Much of the group’s research is centered around the growing demand for first and last-mile freight transportation in cities, an area where Cargomatic’s technology and services shine. The mission of their research is to increase logistics efficiency in order to provide the immediate benefits to business and consumers, as well as providing a path to more sustainable urban transport.
“We really enjoyed the opportunity to visit Cargomatic during our visit to the US and Southern California,” said Benjamin Drybrough, a master’s student and member of Dispuut Verkeer’s organizing committee. “Being able to see Cargomatic’s systems in action really helped to attach real world experience to our
research and studies. It quickly became obvious how such a freight marketplace can help to maximize the use of available trucking capacity in cities. Making the most of available capacity means fewer trucks are needed for those first and last-mile deliveries, providing an overall more efficient freight network.”
In addition to learning about freight marketplace technologies, the students in the delegation have research interests including freight truck platooning, autonomous vehicles, waterway and port operations, and even how bicycles can be an innovative method of freight delivery within congested cities.
“Hosting Ben and the rest of Dispuut Verkeer was an absolute pleasure,” said Steve Jackson, Cargomatic’s Chief Administrative Officer. “I was very impressed by their knowledge and understanding of transportation and logistics as a whole and how that knowledge translated into a number of very good questions about our services and technology platform.”
In addition to visiting Cargomatic in Long Beach, the delegation also traveled to Medellin and Bogota (Colombia), as well as San Francisco. Each one of these stops was chosen to learn how transportation and logistics differ in the varying cultural and economic contexts of Colombia and USA.
Founded by a tech entrepreneur from Silicon Valley and a logistics expert from Los Angeles, Cargomatic understands the challenges of local trucking, and we solve them with our technology. By seamlessly connecting shippers and truckers through our marketplace apps and automating all the necessary “back office” work, we help truckers grow their businesses and shippers track their freight in real time. As a single-source freight matching solution, Cargomatic’s mobile and desktop apps provide real-time tracking and full shipment transparency, streamlining the process through which shippers access available truck capacity and trusted, affordable drivers. The diversity and experience of our team, our ideas, and the technologies we build are what give Cargomatic the edge in an industry that still relies heavily on phone calls, email, and even fax machines. Shippers post local freight. Truckers haul it. We do the rest. Cargomatic makes connections happen.