Dubai-based logistics startup Trukkin is expanding to Pakistan with launch of its trucking marketplace in country’s largest city Karachi. Trukkin’s online platform connects shippers and truckers to help them with their logistics needs mainly heavy cargo or long-haul trucking. The vehicle types it offers through its platform include trailers, pick-up trucks, flatbed trucks, and box trailers.
Founded in the United Arab Emirates by Janardan Dalmia, Trukkin has been operating in across the Middle East & North Africa, since 2017. In a statement to MENAbytes, it said that its online platform solves inherent problems of different stakeholders of the transportation industry including shippers, transporters, brokers and truck drivers, “Trukkin simplifies payments, standardizes documentation and waybills, and helps in increased profits for everyone involved.”
Its platform enables shippers to receive instant quotes by submitting their load details on Trukkin’s web or mobile apps. The shippers can also track their shipments in real-time through the app or updates via SMS and email. They also receive confirmation and proof of delivery documents through email.
Trukkin is starting with Karachi but has plans to expand across the country including Lahore, the second-largest city of Pakistan. For now, it is offering different types of vehicle options to shippers for transportation within Karachi and all over Pakistan (from Karachi). At the time of writing its website doesn’t list any Pakistani city in Get A Quote and Transporter Register section – which suggests that the startup is apparently conducting its operations manually for now. The website, however, does list a contact number for its Pakistan office.
The statement by Trukkin noted that Pakistan’s transportation industry has been growing at a CAGR of over 18 percent since 2017 and is valued at over $35 billion. Citing the information from World Bank, Trukkin’s statement noted that inefficiencies in Pakistan’s generally unorganized transportation (and logistics) sector costs its economy nearly PKR 500 billion (about $3 billion) every year.
Trukkin aims to bring some order into the logistics and transportation sector with its tech platform. Lorryz, another similar UAE-based trucking marketplace has also been operating in Pakistan since last year.
Janardan Dalmia, Founder and CEO of Trukkin, said, “Today’s launch of Trukkin in Pakistan is the beginning of a new movement that will completely revolutionize the way the transportation industry functions. At Trukkin, we aim to empower everyone involved in the transportation business—from truck drivers to brokers, shippers and transportation fleet owners, using cutting-edge technology to replace archaic systems that are prone to human error and fraud. This will help in reducing transportation timelines and associated costs while increasing profits for everyone involved.”
The UAE startup had raised $3.5 million in a Series A round in 2019.
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