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EEI launches app connecting shippers and truckers

  • EEI Corp introduced a mobile app and web-based platform that connects local shippers and truckers
  • eCarga’s digital platforms will initially serve hundreds of shippers, truck owners, and drivers operating within Luzon
  • An initial fleet of over a hundred trucks combining open and closed type vans has been accredited for the service
  • Operations will be rolled out in three phases in the next three years to eventually cover transport logistics requirements outside of Luzon

EEI Corporation has introduced a mobile application that connects local shippers and truckers.

EEI Carga Digital Logistics Corporation, or eCarga, is an online logistics solutions provider that supports frontload cargo transport and fleet management.

eCarga is a company majority owned by Equipment Engineers, Inc., a subsidiary of EEI, a construction company affiliated with the Yuchengco group of companies.

EEI president and chief executive officer Roberto Jose Castillo said eCarga’s goal is to fulfill the growing demand for a more efficient flow of local cargo deliveries. The platform will initially serve hundreds of shippers, professional truck owners, and drivers operating within Luzon.

“The app is designed to connect our local shippers and truckers so they can meet real-time demand for cargo deliveries. It is our way of addressing the evolving industry needs through solutions that are convenient, fast and secure,” Castillo said.

eCarga has accredited an initial fleet of over a hundred trucks combining open and closed type vans; more professional truckers will be accredited to allow eCarga to adapt to the expected increase in demand from consumers.

EEI targets to have 400 active users by the fourth quarter of 2021 and 1,500 by the end of 2022.

It also plans to extend eCarga’s logistics platform and capabilities to support backload service and the business-to-business (B2B) market, and to offer multimodal logistics services through innovative digital platforms.

To use the mobile app, shippers only need to make a few taps to book a pick-up and delivery request with the necessary shipping details.

Truck owners can access the request through a web-based platform where they can also perform fleet and schedule management. The first registered truck owner to receive the request gets the delivery task and assigns it to one of his drivers. The driver then receives the assignment details through his own mobile application.

eCarga enables cashless cargo transport with tracking and monitoring capabilities to provide convenience, safety, and seamless delivery of goods. On the administration side, eCarga handles day-to-day operations, which include app and platform registration, delivery monitoring and customer support, through its admin platform.

EEI said the booking fee “is competitive in the market.”

Operations will be rolled out in three phases in the next three years to eventually cover transport logistics requirements outside of Luzon.

The eCarga app is initially available for download via Google Playstore.

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