Mobility service provider DKV and Trans.eu, a digital logistics platform for road transport, have established close cooperation. Soon, users of the DKV LIVE platform for fleet management will receive access to the services of both suppliers as one package in a standard price.
‘The mobility service provider makes the transport platform available to its users free of charge via its DKV LIVE digital assistant. The aim: reduce empty runs and CO2 emissions’
With DKV LIVE, customers of the mobility solution will now have free access to the Trans.eu platform. In this way, fleet and transport management activities will be further consolidated thanks to digital services. By combining the two solutions, the dispatchers’ task of optimizing vehicle allocation will become much easier. DKV customers will now benefit from the load-matching function integrated with Trans.eu: they will receive freight offers based on the location of vehicles provided in real time. This enables carriers to reduce empty runs and plan transports in a way that is optimized for routes and resources. A positive side effect is that position-optimized transport offers help DKV LIVE users reduce CO2 and, therefore, protect the environment. At the same time, they have access to loads from more than 40,000 users of the Trans.eu network throughout Europe. Thus, in addition to the DKV solution, they have access to the loads from reliable forwarders from Eastern Europe.
Negotiations made easier by forecasted prices
In order to conclude transport contracts for load offers, users of the DKV platform are redirected to the Trans.eu interface. There, they can use all the functions of the platform. These include a price prediction algorithm that provides a quick overview of the prices that can be obtained for a specific transport operation on the open freight market. Through Trans.eu and the platform’s internal messenger with an automatic translation function, price negotiations can be conducted easily. In order to start a conversation, users first see the details of the load ordered and then can contact the freight forwarder who is offering it. Once a tender is won, the only transaction costs incurred in relation to load brokerage are those normally charged on the platform. ’’One price for two digital platforms – DKV users have direct access to our database of loads without subscription and bear transaction costs only. It is quick and easy” – emphasizes Bogdan Kosturek, Vice President of Technology & Product Development at Trans.eu. “By combining our two portals, our customers can now use their vehicles in an even more sustainable way – because it is much easier for them to find loads that can be collected near the current location of their truck. It benefits the environment too” – adds Manuel von Mohrenschildt, Director Partner & Solution Sales at DKV.