Logistics technology creator Fleet Enable announced expansion into the air cargo market. The software company said its 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. 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 CEO Krishna Vattipalli in a statement. “Over the last 12 months we have been developing features and functionality that are unique to the air cargo business.”
Fleet Enable said its technology could solve problems afflicting final-mile carriers of air cargo such as cargo tracking and visibility, truck capacity planning, and manual shipment routing.
How the automation software works:
- There’s 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.
- Recurring shipment stops are created to accommodate the standard daily routes.
- The tool creates the ability to manage linehaul routes.
Fleet Enable‘s final-mile platform will be available to air cargo carriers employing their own drivers or independent contractors via the internet, with a mobile app for drivers delivering shipments to cargo owners.