Logistics technology creator Fleet Enable is expanding into the air cargo market.
The company’s automation platform is being aimed at final-mile carriers delivering shipments imported by air. Fleet Enable said it would enter the market with its namesake software this spring.
According to Fleet Enable, its technology would allow motor carriers to automate all aspects of air cargo delivery. Everything from order taking and route planning to invoicing and driver pay could be streamlined, the company said.
Fleet Enable is already in use by final-mile carriers delivering ground shipments.
“We have identified that there is a need in the air cargo market for a modern automated last-mile software solution, which is efficient and cost-effective,” said Fleet Enable’s CEO Krishna Vattipalli. “Over the last 12 months we have been developing features and functionality that are unique to the air cargo business.”
Fleet Enable’s technology for the air cargo market aims to tackle challenges such as cargo tracking and visibility, truck capacity planning and manual shipment routing. Automation would make each task more efficient and less costly, Fleet Enable said.
The company’s automation software features a recovery dispatch board that projects the earliest pick-up time for cargo arriving at airports. A capacity management algorithm factors the weight and dimensions of freight and truck floor space when auto-routing deliveries.
Additionally, recurring shipment stops are created to accommodate the standard daily routes. The tool also creates the ability to manage linehaul routes.
The platform will be marketed to air cargo carriers employing their own drivers or independent contractors, but would be available to anyone with internet connectivity. A mobile app will be available for drivers delivering shipments to cargo owners.
“This is a very time sensitive and complex business,” said Vattipalli. “We are focused on this unique industry and leveraging the latest modern software to help final-mile carriers scale and grow.”