Your Time Wasted At Shippers And Receivers. Anyone Cares?

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How much of your time have shippers and receivers wasted in the past month? What about past year? Entire career? Have you ever wondered how much truck drivers time is being constantly wasted because some companies cannot create a solid logistics management at their locations? My modest calculations start with several millions man-hours per year. Just so you know, it took 7 mln man-hours to build Empire State Building.

Right now this roughness in company vs. truck driver interaction is there, but there is no real solution for it. What can one driver (dispatch manager, owner of a carrier) do to improve the way company works? Call and tell their logistics people that they suck? Write a feedback to headquarters telling how they can improve their locations? Only the most dedicated people would go for these methods, most would just feel some anger for the lack of professionalism in this world and move on. And problem will be waiting for another driver to come and be trapped. And the cycle will keep on repeating itself.

My name is Anton and since the beginning of 2014 I've dedicated myself to solving the problem that truck drivers have with shippers and receivers. Together with a carrier from Illinois, active truck drivers from all over the U.S., developers, designers and content-managers from literally all over the world we created a platform and named it Loadingspot. Besides desktop version, we created iOS and Android applications. At the moment I'm writing this post, we've added 66,666 profiles of different shippers and receivers. And we keep adding more every day. As a registered user, you can add new companies (if they are not in the database yet), write reviews, check companies for additional info - overnight parking, appointment policy, lumper service. We have a goal - to gather under one roof all the knowledge about shippers and receivers (good and bad sides of them). So that truck drivers will know a lot more about a company prior to coming over. We have a dream that one day a shipper/receiver will pay attention to what drivers have to say and tune their performance based on driver's reviews.

There is something that I would like to ask you all about. Please give me a reason why you don't care about Loadingspot. If you have more than one reason - feel free to dump all of them in comments below. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.



The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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