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Trukkin launches as GCC logistics app linking shippers and truckers

Saudi and UAE entrepreneurs have launched a cloud-based B2B platform called Trukkin to coordinate between shippers and truckers in the Middle East region and help streamline logistics solutions

The Trukkin team, with co-founders Janardan Dalmia and Ahmed Al Nafie pictured in the centre.
The Trukkin team, with co-founders Janardan Dalmia and Ahmed Al Nafie pictured in the centre.

Saudi and UAE entrepreneurs have launched a cloud-based B2B platform called Trukkin to coordinate between shippers and truckers in the Middle East region and help streamline logistics solutions.

Trukkin provides on demand logistics services for shippers, who can request bids through both iOS and Android apps or through a web portal. It also holds the potential to unlock new suppliers and lower transport overheads.

For fleet owners and drivers, the platform offers a new tool and channel for business development, and supports a multi-lingual user interface to cater to the variety of driver nationalities in the region.

“We’ve launched Trukkin with the mission of making it the preferred logistics enabler region wide by providing a mechanism to connect suppliers and clients,” said Janardan Dalmia, co-founder and CEO.

“Trukkin answers a genuine industry need for greater transparency, choice of providers and the ability to request transport services from available fleets.”

Customers, fleet owners and independent drivers must all go through a verification process to register with Trukkin, and during the use of the service transparency is maintained with real-time tracking and series of confirmatory steps. 

Once customers have requested bids, they get to choose a preferred supplier and give the go-ahead for the service. Once the supplier has arrived to pick up the goods and ferried them to their destination, proof of delivery is then uploaded to the app, and the service is officially concluded.

Dalmia continued: “The team has developed the product after extensive on-the-ground market research, working closely with partners from Saudi Arabia. We have honed the user experience to make registration, placing orders, accepting bids, and making payments very simple.

“I am therefore extremely confident that Trukkin will enhance and simplify logistics across industries in the whole GCC region.”

The Trukkin platform also provides customers with a variety of in-app methods to offer payment.

 “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,” adds Dalmia.

“We are committed to making significant investments in technology to optimise commercial transport, and make it more efficient and transparent.

“Trukkin’s potential is very exciting, and we are working very closely with our backers and partners to make Trukkin the industry’s preferred enabler across the GCC region.”

Trukkin was co-founded by Janardan Dalmia and Ahmed Al Nafie, and is headquartered in Dubai, with further offices in Saudi Arabia and India.

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