TRUX, a comprehensive dump truck logistics platform, announced it is preparing for a national rollout in 37 new markets in 2019, and expanding operations in its existing markets. Currently, hundreds of the nation’s leading contractors in New England, Tennessee and southern California use TRUX to dispatch thousands of third-party dump truck providers. The platform recently launched in northern California and will be followed by four additional states in the first quarter of 2019.
An application similar to Uber for hauling, TRUX offers truckers, contractors and material providers a complete dump truck management platform that includes automated dispatching, tracking, driver notification, paperless ticketing and driver payment. Newly released features include referrals for new drivers, as well as TRUX Chrome, a program that offers independent owner-operators and fleet contractors savings on critical expenses, from health insurance to dump truck maintenance, towing and parts.
TRUX capped 2018 with a tenfold increase in gross market value over 2017. To accommodate its growing staff – from four employees in 2017 to nearly 50 today – the startup moved its headquarters to the well-known Reservoir Place office complex in Waltham, Mass. In addition to numerous sales and software development hires, TRUX recently welcomed Keith Rubin as vice president of engineering. Rubin guides the accelerated development of the company’s cloud-based platform to help meet the needs of contractors, dump truck drivers, material providers, and state and local government agencies.
“We are extremely proud of the huge strides TRUX has made in 2018 and we look forward to continuing our nationwide expansion through 2019, helping contractors find, dispatch and manage a flexible fleet of dump trucks,” said Jeff Gower, CEO of TRUX. “As we expand into new markets, we will continue to focus on developing and fine-tuning new platform features, including advanced dispatching tools, better driver communication tools for contractors, and increased control over invoicing and projects for drivers, further solidifying TRUX as the number one cloud-based dump truck logistics platform.”