Long Beach, California – June 30, 2021 – PortPro, the premier technology provider for the drayage industry, today introduced drayOS Mobile, a new mobile application that allows owner operators and small carriers to run their business from the palm of their hand. The drayOS Mobile app debuts this summer in the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, two of the largest and busiest ports in the United States, accounting for 25% of North American market share.
“Running a business in the drayage industry today is harder than ever,” said Michael Mecca, CEO of PortPro. “There are numerous variables that make it really difficult to operate, like demurrage, per diem, port congestion and equipment shortages - which, most of the time, are out of the trucker’s control. On top of that, drayage truckers have to source and manage their work which is challenging in itself,” he added.
The PortPro team built drayOS Mobile to give owner operators and small carriers access to software that addresses these challenges directly from their smartphone via an easy-to-use mobile app. It operates similarly for larger carriers who manage their operations using PortPro’s web-based Transportation Management System (TMS), drayOS.
“This is not another digital freight broker’s mobile application for truck drivers.” Said Mr. Mecca. He added, “this is the first centralized mobile app allowing carriers to manage their own existing business outside of PortPro’s network, while opening doors to potential new business within PortPro’s network”.
drayOS Mobile features two key benefits – all accessible from a smartphone:
drayOS Mobile comes at the perfect time -- especially in California with the uncertainty of the AB5 legislation looming. This requires owner operators that work under another carrier’s authority, to either work as full time W2 employees or start their own trucking company.
According to Luis Molina, Founder of KONTAINEROZ and driver activist in the Long Beach/Los Angeles Ports, “a tool like this is long overdue. drayOS Mobile will put small carriers in a position to operate like some of the big carriers, help us run independently, and enable growth of our businesses”.
PortPro is building upon its web-based TMS’ drayOS, which provides a one stop-shop for carriers - backed by a highly-qualified customer service team who understand the industry and the critical role of the “first mile”.
Moving forward, technology like this will be a necessity as growth projections in the drayage industry exceed nearly 3 billion during 2021-2025 according to research firm Technavio.
For more information about PortPro, visit www.portpro.io. Check out Portpro’s new podcast – a candid discussion with Toni Ann Careccio, Director of Marketing and Michael Mecca CEO and Founder – on the issues facing the drayage industry, and how drayOS Mobile helps truckers manage and grow their businesses.
PortPro is a privately-owned technology company with deep expertise in the global drayage industry — operating out of the major U.S. ports and railways. PortPro unifies its customers’ back-end operations from anywhere with its suite of connected apps (drayOS). One integrated platform allows drayage carriers to connect, operate, evaluate and scale their business. As a result, they can get back to building their business and delivering exceptional customer experiences.
Contact: Linda Rigano