Today’s Pickup: KeepTruckin launches developer platform
Linda Baker, Staff Writer FreightWaves 2019 12 13
The platform gives partners, developers and customers access to the company’s APIs so they can build and utilize tailored fleet management solutions.
The developer portal features a self-service model that allows users to register, build and publish integrations. The portal will further grow KeepTruckin’s App Marketplace, featuring integrations that streamline business workflows and enable fleets to build custom management solutions.
KeepTruckin’s Driver Workflow tool, available within the API documentation, simplifies operations by integrating with any dispatch or transportation management system (TMS).
“We are excited to continue evolving the fleet management industry and help companies of all sizes run more efficiently with our best-in-class technology solutions,” said Ryan Johns, CTO of KeepTruckin, in a statement.
Did you know?
Carriers delivered about 80 million packages per day during the week of Cyber Monday, but Amazon, FedEx, UPS and the U.S. Postal Service each saw a drop in on-time delivery performance during the week. During the week of Cyber Monday, Amazon’s on-time performance was 93.7%, FedEx’s was 90.4%, UPS’ was 92.7% and USPS’ was 92.3%.
“I was told we were trying to turn things around. We were continuing to hire right up until the very end.”
— Celadon recruiter Ernesto Gonzales, via FreightWaves
In other news
Napa freight carrier Biagi Bros. tests all-electric heavy truck to haul bottled wine
The trucking and warehousing company will run a Peterbilt 579 Class 8 truck tractor with a TransPower electric kit. (NorthbayBusinessJournal)
Spin’s electric scooter workers join Teamsters Local 665
The scooter company employees are first in San Francisco to organize (PRNewswire)
Four Seattle companies make Glassdoor’s 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2020
Amazon was not on the the list. (SeattlePI)
Cannabis retailer MedMen implements Onfleet logistics software
The software will fulfill MedMen’s delivery management, including driver scheduling, routing, tracking, analytics and customer communications. (Yahoo)
The electrification of trucks and buses needs to be accelerated, according to a new report released Dec.11 by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Titled “Ready for Work: Now Is the Time for Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles,” the report states that in addition to lowering emissions, the overall ownership costs can be cheaper than diesel. “Fuel and maintenance savings can offset the higher upfront costs of heavy-duty electric vehicles, making them cheaper than a diesel or natural gas vehicle over the life of a vehicle,” the report said.
Hammer down, everyone!