- No more brokers, owner operators have direct access to shippers
- Shippers gain industry-first level of access, flexibility and cost savings
- Automated and transparent Sleek Fleet solution saves time, improves efficiency
CHICAGO, IL — July 19, 2017 — Sleek Fleet LLC today announces the official launch of its web- and mobile-enabled freight marketplace solution designed to directly connect owner operators with loads from the world’s largest shippers.
Sleek Fleet offers an effective and efficient way for shippers to leverage the robust and reliable owner operator network. Previously unfeasible for large shippers to retain records for a large network of individual owner operators, Sleek Fleet maintains a database of verified drivers, with full driving histories, insurance information and more, and handles all transactions, paying drivers within four hours of proper paperwork submission.
Initially beta tested in the Midwest, the marketplace continues to expand its network of verified, experienced independent drivers. The system is designed to ensure that there are no large carriers, brokers or under-qualified drivers as part of the Sleek Fleet network.
Upon being verified, drivers can log in to the interface, choose from actual loads based on location and equipment, and submit bids. Drivers learn immediately if a bid was successful and are paid the exact bid amount, with no hidden fees or deductions.
“Historically, the marketplace was not set up in a way that was conducive to having owner operators work directly with large shippers,” said Michael Nervick, chief executive officer, Sleek Fleet. “Sleek Fleet is designed to be a transparent and turnkey solution, giving drivers direct access to shippers with available freight, up-to-date load information, and quick, competitive payments. By enabling this direct connection, shippers can tap into far greater capacity than they had previously.”
Shippers, who pay a flat percentage to cover the costs of the technology, administration and accounting, experience seamless integration without disruption to current processes. All updates and data flow into existing enterprise resource planning or transportation management systems. The technology eliminates the waste of haggling, avoids fees imposed by brokers and provides transparent cost-structure information that shippers can leverage to further fine-tune their business operations.
“In addition to savings on the pure cost of transportation, shippers will also see benefits in terms of their bottom line,” said Oleg Yanchyk, chief information officer, Sleek Fleet. “Because they’re saving on the labor of finding a truck and getting a contract signed—with it all done automatically through the platform—shippers are going to be saving significant internal resources.”