A multisided, cloud-based platform providing a marketplace that connects truckers, contractors and material producers throughout North America, TRUX recently launched in Phoenix as its third major metropolitan area in its planned rollout of 45 markets nationally this year. “We are excited to be launching the TRUX platform in the Southwest, a region that is experiencing a major construction boom,” says Jeff Gower, CEO of the Waltham, Massachusetts-based startup.
The first and only comprehensive dump truck logistics platform, TRUX makes it possible for independent dump truck drivers to dictate their own schedules, giving them the freedom to pick the jobs they want and reduce their “deadhead” — the expensive time spent driving with an empty truck. It also offers drivers access to group rates and discounts for insurance, maintenance and parts. For contractors, TRUX provides access to thousands of available truckers to help add flexibility to their business operations.