FreightRover, the freight exchange and streamlined payment platform, announced today that it has joined forces with other industry leaders in the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA). BiTA initially formed in 2017 to build a forum of industry executives and companies dedicated to the development of blockchain standards and education in the freight industry.

“As innovative companies continue to develop technologies to improve supply chain capabilities, it is imperative that the industry builds ways to streamline fragmented data,” says Dave Halsema, Executive Vice President of FreightRover. “We are extremely excited to be able to work with industry leaders to shape the future of transportation blockchain technology to serve our mutual customers and partners.”

BiTA is the first of its kind, as blockchain is an emerging technology set to transform how the transportation industry utilizes and organizes data. Members of BiTA come from every facet of the industry: tech vendors, OEMs, tier-1 suppliers, consultants, banks, carriers, shippers, and brokers.

Blockchain will organize and streamline data that is currently fragmented throughout the transportation industry. For example, ELDs can send a near endless stream of data to the blockchain in real-time. Pairing this information with traffic data, weather data, etc. allows for up-to-the-minute rerouting. Additionally, capacity availability can change throughout the day, but the blockchain is able to provide the necessary transparency to know when and where capacity opens up, allowing participants to take advantage of shifts in demand.

FreightRover recognizes blockchain’s dynamic usability for transportation, and FreightRover’s real-time updates on load information and quick payment processing makes them a key partner within BiTA.

FreightRover provides a much-needed connection point for all players in the transportation industry, as freight is moved around the world. From its automated freight board, to its robust marketplace of integrations, users can streamline their freight flow. And when the load is delivered, FreightRover’s PayEngine ensures carriers are paid for the load in as little as 24 hours, while shippers/3PLs are given 30+ days to pay.

February 27th – March 2nd

Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee

Booth: 2936

February is a busy month for everyone here at FreightRover! Our tech team is hard at work developing new features for the FreightRover app, and in the mean time we will be visiting ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) to discuss many of the changes in the transportation industry. From brakes to bearings, from scanners to software, ATA TMC’s study groups and task forces cover it all. Summed up, TMC is the technology marketplace for the trucking industry. Our National Sales Manager, Dan Marti, will be attending the event this year. If you’re heading out to the show, be sure to stop by booth 2936 and say hello!

 

Where Industry Solutions are Forged

More than just a trade show, TMC is home to trucking’s leading fleet professionals, vehicle manufacturers, and component suppliers. It is the industry’s leading forum for getting things done collaboratively.

 

Best Educational Program Available

Whether your interest is staying current on equipment, maintenance or technology issues, there’s no better venue than TMC meetings to catch up on industry-specific news.

 

Trailblazers in Thought Leadership

Fleets enjoy direct access to information on equipment and technology specifications and maintenance best practices. At TMC, equipment and technology professionals can:

  • Attend the industry’s most innovative educational sessions covering all aspects of vehicle maintenance and design. Planned by fleets, for fleets.
  • Gain and share information with hundreds of your peers at TMC’s Shop Talk, a free-form discussion on equipment issues.
  • Resolve troubling equipment issues at TMC’s Town Meeting and Fleet Operators’ Forum.
  • Participate in voluntary standards-setting efforts through TMC’s Study Groups and Task Forces, which are tackling important issues such as electronic logging devices, natural gas powered vehicles and emerging onboard technologies.
  • Witness and participate in the most informative technical event — TMC’s Transportation Technology Exhibition. TMC’s exhibition makes available to attendees the best minds on equipment issues in the trucking industry. This year’s exhibit features a special Alternative Fuels Pavilion; and a first-ever “Technology Showcase,” a new hands-on dimension of the exhibition (see page 14 for details).
  • Participate in TMC’s Future Truck Initiative. As the only industry association focused solely on truck technology and maintenance, TMC and its member companies work together with OEMs to create industry standards for future truck technology and equipment to ensure the truck of the future is one that is the most efficient to operate and maintain.

We are excited to be attending TMC and hope to see you there! All information on the event was taken directly from TMC’s meeting overview. For a full schedule of the show, click here.