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The Role of Technology in Shaping the Trucking Industry

  (May 19, 2017)
The Role of Technology in Shaping the Trucking Industry

FR8Star and KeepTruckin, two quickly-growing technology companies in the trucking industry, are co-hosting a panel discussion on the role of technology in shaping the future of the trucking industry.

The trucking industry has seen an unprecedented surge in technological innovation over the past few years. Many of the companies driving this innovation are based in the Bay Area.

“Both of our companies are focused on improving the trucking industry from an operational standpoint. By helping trucking companies operate more safely and efficiently, we are enabling them to significantly cut their costs. We see this impact ripple throughout the rest of the industry," said Matt Kropp, CEO of FR8Star. “We'll soon be able to see the positive impacts in driver retention, customer satisfaction and even reduced pollution," said Kropp.

The panel discussion will include Matt Kropp, CEO at FR8Star and Shoaib Makani, CEO at KeepTruckin. Both companies are venture-backed and rapidly growing in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The event will take place on May 23rd at 6:30p at FR8Star's headquarters in Oakland, California (1611 Telegraph Ave, #300). To attend the event, you can RSVP here

Founded in 2015, FR8Star builds data-driven, cloud-based tools aimed at reducing inefficiencies in the $700B US trucking market that result in lost revenue, more pollution and traffic, and poor working conditions for the 3.5 million drivers it employs. FR8Star helps heavy haul carriers manage their fleet schedules, identify available capacity on freight truck routes, and sell this capacity to shippers that need it. The platform allows shippers to manage and track their open-deck spot loads in real time and the FR8Star mobile app provides truck drivers with tools to manage their life on the road. For more information, visit

KeepTruckin is on a mission to improve the efficiency and profitability of America's trucking industry by building great technology products for truck drivers and fleet managers. The company provides drivers with the number one rated Electronic Logbook App for iOS & Android and Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). The KeepTruckin Dashboard for fleets helps teams audit driver logs, manage IFTA fuel taxes, and track vehicles in real-time. KeepTruckin is trusted by over 400,000 drivers and 13,000 fleets. The company is backed by Google Ventures. For more information, visit

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