New Carrier Qualification Platform advances digitisation in logistics with blockchain technology

TrustedTrucks is a blockchain-based carrier qualification platform that enables transport companies and carriers to implement the qualification process in a legally compliant and digital way. The platform is the first market-ready product of a joint venture of logistics specialists and blockchain experts.

Berlin/Göttingen, 09-17-2020 – TrustedTrucks is a transparent and user-friendly Carrier Qualification Platform (transport company database), which enables transport companies and carriers to implement the qualification process in a legally compliant and digital way. With this new platform, transport companies can manage their profile data independently and make it accessible to carriers. All participating carriers then access the same database, but can filter and find carriers according to their needs and transport requirements. In the subsequent qualification process, the carriers can release the appropriate transport companies, according to the available licenses and permits, for the period of validity of the licenses. TrustedTrucks is the first blockchain-based platform that gives participants full control over their data and can be used for daily operations in the transport industry.

What is changing for transport companies and carriers?

TrustedTrucks is based on modern blockchain technology, offering the logistician several major advantages: First, the company can control and manage its data independently. Second, crowd verification significantly reduces the administrative  workload for both transport companies and carriers. Third,  companies gain access to new business contacts. Furthermore, TrustedTrucks offers the functionality of contactless proof of delivery via mobile scanning or photo documentation.

“With the Zukonft blockchain platform, we can create fast and consistent added value with sustainable solutions for all players in a fragmented transport and logistics industry, while offering small and medium-sized players equal competitive opportunities. We see the blockchain technology as the key to a sustainable and efficient supply chain,” said Peter Müller-Kronberg, managing partner of ZUFALL logistics group. Blockchain technology is based on a decentralised database that can manage data in real time with great transparency and security. This technology also offers enormous potential for automation. Further applications are already being planned.

“Our platform serves the need for sustainability and fairness, which especially – but not only – medium-sized and independent companies have. It’s important to us that they are also able to expand their business and compete with the larger companies on an equal footing, securely and profitably. Our joint venture Zukonft and the TrustTrucks product represent the implementation of this value system,” said Mervyn Maistry, CEO of Blockchain Ventures.

Who is behind TrustedTrucks?

TrustedTrucks is the first market-ready product from a collaboration that started at zufall.lab at the end of 2019. zufall.lab is the research and development laboratory of ZUFALL logistics group. The specialists at the Göttingen logistics company and the blockchain experts at Berlin-based, who are currently combining their skills in the joint venture Zukonft, are involved in the project. The goal of the collaboration between ZUFALL logistics group and Konfidio is to create a sustainable, fair and digital platform for logistics companies who want to expand their business in a future-proof manner without the influence of the bigger players in the supply chain industry. Using decentralised technologies, Zukonft offers logistics companies access to digital platforms on which they can interact as peers while retaining full control over their business data and relationships.

Background information:

Peter Müller-Kronberg is leading the family-owned ZUFALL logistics group in the third generation. Since 2009 he has been supporting the further development of the company on the advisory board, since 2013 he is head of the over-night express division and works as managing partner on the future viability of ZUFALL. 

His personal background as an event manager as well as his first logistics and SME experience at Streck Transport and Hellmann Worldwide Logistics form the foundation of his work. With global vision and eye for the future, he builds on more than 90 years of successful company history.

The ZUFALL logistics group is a family-run logistics service provider with more than 90 years of experience. The company has set out to design its logistics carefully and sustainably. ZUFALL wants to set new standards with innovation and a consistent focus on the customer. It brings everything to the table for this – experience, knowledge and a spirit of constant development. The first milestone is random.lab. With this future laboratory, in 2019 Peter Müller-Kronberg created a place to further anchor sustainability, innovation and pioneering work in the company. The Zufall.lab brings people together from different areas with different skill sets to develop new perspectives on old and new issues.

Dr Mervyn Maistry is a digital strategy and blockchain veteran who has worked with most of the DAX 30, was a co-founder of the digital strategy practise at Accenture and the lead Partner for Blockchain and Digital Transformation at EY. He is currently CEO of the Blockchain Venture Studio, which has investments in a Crypto Fund and Bitcoin Mining company. GmbH is a blockchain venture studio based in Berlin, Germany. Founded in 2017, we build blockchain applications for mid-size companies and enterprises. We combine over 20 years of top-tier consulting experience with a talented tech team and experienced startup venture developers. We are therefore able to provide complete end-to-end solutions for a number of customers in multiple areas such as the health care, automotive, energy and technology industries.

About Zukonft

TrustedTrucks is the first product from Zukonft, a Zufall and Konfidio joint venture.

Zukonft is a partnership combining Zufall’s 91-year history and trusted relationships in the European logistics industry with the cutting-edge technology expertise of the Konfidio Blockchain Venture Studio in Berlin. Zukonft is on a mission to level the logistics industry playing field. Established in 2020, Zukonft has released its first product TrustedTrucks, a Qualification Platform that gets Carriers on the road 80% quicker than the traditional qualification process.

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