XYpper Inc. has launched an app- and web-based system for the trucking industry in North America that enables independent owner-operators and freight brokers to harness the power of web and mobile technology to connect, greatly improving efficiencies and increasing profit for both the truckers and brokers.
The XYpper app works similarly to Uber and other “sharing economy” apps by directly connecting individuals who have a need with someone who can perform a service — in XYpper’s case, connecting freight brokers who have loads that need to be delivered with truckers who are either in their geographical area or on their way.
Brokers post their load information online though a web-based portal, and truckers are alerted via the app in real time. After six years of development, a very positive 18-month beta testing period, and with more than 350 truckers and 50 brokers already signed up, XYpper is officially launching to all in the trucking industry.
“XYpper is a game-changing system for the trucking industry — a system designed by truckers for truckers,” said Valerio Lanzieri, XYpper Inc.’s founder and president.
Lanzieri, a longtime entrepreneur who has launched and sold two tech startups, discovered the need to streamline trucking operations through one of his companies, which assisted airlines in managing and tracking cargo.
“We noticed the airline cargo industry was very dependent on the trucking industry, and finding carriers for cargo loads was the most difficult task — very laborious, time-consuming and resource centric,” Lanzieri said
Lanzieri and his team set out to develop an efficient solution, working closely to collect feedback from truckers and brokers over four years of research and development, and 18 months of intensive beta-testing before launching the first commercial version of the system in mid-September.
Other benefits provided by the system include tracking capabilities and automated document generation for truckers and brokers, so neither party has to create necessary paperwork for their transactions — a process that can be very cumbersome for someone who lives and works on the road.
XYpper also sends load offers while truckers are en route, minimizing downtime. The app also will soon be able to provide truckers with each broker’s credit score and payment trend, allowing them to choose whether to accept or reject loads based on broker reputability. The system is the only one of its kind that encompasses all of North America, is open to all brokers and carriers, and provides fully integrated document-generation capabilities.