It is a good day for truck drivers, as startup Synple lands an investment of 1.1 million euros by Newion and Mainport Innovation Fund II. Using Synple’s software and platform, transporters can easily manage freight which would otherwise lead to multiple drives for a transporter. This way, profit is increased, CO2 emissions are decreased and so called “empty kilometers” are avoided.
Cooperation with one push of a button
25% of all transporters drive “empty kilometers”. It is Synple’s goal to reduce this amount by 50%, greatly improving the transport sector’s effectiveness. To achieve this target, Synple has designed a platform for mutual exchange of freight between transporters. Like many other digital transport platforms, it uses smart technology to match freight with capacity. However, unique to Synple’s platform is that it actually works in realtime as drivers are on the job. Adding to that, it is really easy to use the platform, as the planner only has to push one button to process the relevant information. This exchange of information can also take place without having to abnegate any confidential information. Finally, no changes in the current database have to be made.