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Jul 30, 2015 04:05 PM IST | Source: Business Wire India

FreightBazaar Launches Integrated e-Transportation Platform

Are you finding it difficult to manage transportation in the current fast-paced and dynamic environment? If you are like many small and medium ...

Business Wire India
Are you finding it difficult to manage transportation in the current fast-paced and dynamic environment? If you are like many small and medium businesses that ship their material across states or cities, spend a lot of time either worrying about or following up to get status of their shipment after hiring a truck. Now, it becomes easier. Hyderabad based FreightBazaar.com has launched its updated platform making it India’s first Integrated e-Transportation Marketplace.   

In today’s world, it is easy to get a contact number for hiring a truck. However, finding a reliable Truck supplier who can deliver material in a timely fashion or finding a good customer who will make payment on time is difficult. Once a truck is hired, most of the communication is done over the telephone. Shippers send material worth lakhs and crores of rupees and do not have visibility on trip status. Truck suppliers work on thin margins and do not have visibility on payment status. FreightBazaar’s platform upgrade provides a solution to majority of these problems. “With the integrated services, we aim to make inter-city shipping and truck hiring process a positive experience for our customers while increasing profitability for both truck users and truck suppliers”, says Bhaven Shah, Co-Founder and COO, FreightBazaar.com
 
The new platform includes features such as e-confirmation of truck hiring, update facility for Trips status and Payment status, Document vault for Trucks & driver details. Multi-user and role based functionality is added for the MSME and Enterprise customers. "With the launch of the updated platform, users can now manage pre-hiring as well as post-hiring processes online. Most of the online players currently pass only leads.” says Ganesh Rewanwar, Co-founder & CEO, FreightBazaar.com.

FreightBazaar platform can also be accessed through a user-friendly Android App mTrux. For basic phones, customers can simply dial *248*1155# to access platform services. This facility currently available to Airtel & Uninor subscribers and will be extended to other operators shortly.

Mr. Mudit Uppal, whose company Uppal Carriers Private Limited provides vehicles through FreightBazaar.com platform shares “It has been great experience using FreightBazaar for booking load for my vehicles. It has made the process of engaging vehicles more transparent and efficient.”  

Recently, FreightBazaar signed a MoU with Clean Air Asia (www.cleanairasia.org) to reduce empty miles and became part of Green Freight India initiative. Says Parthaa Bosu, India Director, Clean Air Asia “it is essential to reduce the high empty miles in India and I strongly believe that the freight platform is the best way to go about it, creating a win-win for businesses and environment. Trucks though constitute a small percentage of vehicles, contribute significantly to fuel consumption and emissions and Clean Air Asia’s Green Freight Program is focused on improving efficiency and cleaning the air.”

With hundreds of registered businesses from across India conducting trucking transactions worth lakhs of rupees every month on the platform, FreightBazaar is one of the largest online platforms in India making truck hiring process more efficient while bringing in more reliability and transparency. Corporate, MEME Companies, Truck owners and Transporters can use the FreightBazaar platform.
 
Clean Air Asia is the premier air quality network for Asia founded by the Asian Development Bank, World Bank, and USAID. It is a UN recognized partnership of almost 250 organizations in Asia and worldwide and 8 Country Networks (China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam), and is supervised by Partnership Council. As a trusted change maker, Clean Air Asia uses knowledge and partnerships to enable Asia's 1000 cities and national governments understand problems, identify solutions and implement these effectively. 

For further information– Visit www.freightbazaar.com
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