Based in Long Beach, California, Cargomatic is a logistics company focused on connecting the fragmented short-haul and drayage trucking markets in real time, with shippers and carriers via Cargomatic’s web platform and mobile app.
Cargomatic assists shippers and carriers by providing services that
1. Improve capacity utilization by maximizing carrier truck capacity, and thus reduce empty runs.
2. Allow truckers to do additional jobs, or owner operators to be their own bosses.
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3. Minimize drayage wait times to relieve congestion at ports such as Los Angeles and Long Beach.
4. Assist shippers without fleets, or shipper fleets that are at or over capacity, by adding supplemental drivers.
By seamlessly connecting shippers and carriers through its web and mobile apps, Cargomatic connects shippers with a network of its company-owned trucks, as well as with those owned by other trucking companies and by their owner operators. Responding to requests, shippers post local loads, and truckers deliver them. Cargomatic handles all the particulars in between, including GPS tracking, real-time update and alerts; and even electronic POD [Proof of Delivery] processes.
Cargomatic says that it is helping truckers grow their businesses and helping shippers track their freight in real time. Cargomatic’s niche is local and regional shipments in Southern and Northern California, with some presence in other metro markets such as New York, Chicago, Seattle and Florida. The company also arranges less-than-truckload shipments so customers can move their pallets within local markets, and truck goods between major U.S. ports and nearby warehouses and rail yards.