Jupigo

Driver creates app to get truckers out of line at Port of Oakland

Another mobile phone app has been developed to get truckers out of line at the Port of Oakland. The difference this time: it’s the invention of a harbor driver.

Filex Fok, a licensed motor carrier at the port, introduced the new app last week, noted port officials.

Called Jupigo, his technology helps harbor truckers exchange empty cargo containers without ever entering the port. The objective: keep truckers on the road, not waiting at busy terminal gates.

The app is the third introduced at the Port of Oakland this month to shorten lines at terminal gates. The others, called DrayQ and DrayLink, gives drivers real time metrics on gate queues and terminal transaction times. They were developed for the Port by Reston, VA-based tech firm Leidos.

Jupigo functions like a “dating app” for truck drivers who have equipment needs. Drivers with empty containers to return post their equipment availability on Jupigo. Truckers searching for empties post their requirements as well. The app automatically alerts both drivers, who can then initiate a container exchange.

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Source: Logistics Management

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