Launching Transmission to power intermodal trucking fleets

Aaron O'Brien
Oct 3, 2018 · 2 min read

Today we are excited to announce Transmission, the trucking platform built to power your fleet. Transmission’s flagship product is a lightweight, FMCSA-certified electronic logging device (ELD) solution supported on both iOS and Android. Transmission’s ELD is easy to use, takes just minutes to install, and is available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.

Transmission, a Flexport venture, was born to solve a real market need for drayage and cartage carriers. Time and again when our team met with trucking partners in their offices and yards, we heard about the same types of problems: ELD solutions are difficult for drivers to use, the software that carriers use to manage operations is antiquated, and meanwhile, their customers demand faster transit times and real-time updates. The opportunity to help solve these problems became clear, so we set out to build an accessible, modern trucking platform that benefits drivers, carriers, and their customers.

We have already seen the positive impact of Transmission with both drivers and carriers, like Long Beach-based JC Transport, who has already gleaned new insights into its operations. Providing solutions for our customers’ real-world problems continues to be the most rewarding part of our job at Transmission.

“We were seeking an all in one, comprehensive system. We utilize both the ELD and load tracking features with Transmission,” said Ian Weiland, Head of Sales and Operations at JC Transport. “Having the two within one system makes our daily lives that much easier. We needed a software that understood what our business needs are, a software that would make us more efficient in our daily processes, a software that would aid in being compliant with FMCSA. This is where we chose to partner with Transmission and have been with them ever since.”

At Flexport, we have a cultural value to fill the gap, and we’re constantly looking for ways to make our industry more efficient and transparent. By partnering closely with trucking companies and deeply understanding the needs of their drivers and customers, we are proud to have developed Transmission from a trucker-first perspective. Flexport and Transmission are separate entities, and to ensure trust and transparency, customer data will remain segregated between the two.

Transmission is an early venture, and we’re a growing team. If you’re interested in joining our team, please reach out to us. Carriers interested in Transmission’s ELD solution can visit www.transmissionapp.com to learn more.

Transmission

Transmission delivers ELD and GPS technology through software that's easy to use, affordable, and compliant.

Aaron O'Brien

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Global Head of Trucking @ Flexport

Transmission

Transmission delivers ELD and GPS technology through software that's easy to use, affordable, and compliant.