We have some exciting news to share! After a successful pilot program allowed qualified independent owner operators and small fleet drivers to access L.A. and Long Beach port loads directly through the NEXT mobile app, we are now expanding the program.
As a result of this successful pilot program, the drayage marketplace will be open to more users, enabling drivers to gain access to high-paying, local routes.
Drivers who meet the qualifications for drayage work, such as having a TWIC Card, will soon start to see drayage loads automatically populate in the NEXT app.
At NEXT, we're empowering truck drivers and creating technology solutions that put #DriversFirst. With our drayage marketplace, we are truly listening to owner operators and with this marketplace are focusing on short routes, cutting down on empty miles and other pain points associated with port work.
The pilot program has resulted in positive feedback from drivers so far and NEXT CEO, Lidia Yan agrees it's "important to be close to home, whether that’s to sleep in their own bed or to be around their families. Our drayage marketplace pilot proved this is an option, while increasing earnings. Last month, we paid a driver more than $1,000 in a day over 850 times."
For more information on our drayage marketplace, visit nexttrucking.com or call 855-688-6398