This month, DHL entered the online load-matching marketplace with the launch of its recently-acquired platform, CILLOX, a service that connects shippers with available FTL and LTL truck capacity across Europe in real-time. Shippers can specify shipment parameters, such as speed and handling requirements, and receive a quotation instantly from multiple service providers. Once booked, shippers can track and monitor cargo on the CILLOX dashboard as it moves from point-to-point.
With the abundance of road freight services across Europe, digital brokerage services have become a popular option for streamlining the otherwise fragmented market. UPS recently bought Freightex in Europe, and Coyote in the United States. Meanwhile, other companies, including Amazon, are said to be developing their own capacity-matching applications that target individual truckers rather than haulage companies