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UC Logistics launches compliance app for freight operators

Perth-based, UC Logistics, has launched a new transport platform to enable heavy-haulage providers to meet Australia’s strict compliance standards.

The online business-to-business platform, iFR8, allows clients to receive and compare quotes and book freight movements with ‘premium’ Australian transport providers, and gives drivers constant reminders of their Chain of Responsibility obligations.

Urszula Kelly, Founder and Managing Director, UC Logistics, said the company launched the transport platform after hearing concerns that those already in the marketplace had been launched by companies taking no responsibility for ensuring their service providers, putting their goods at risk of loss, damage or delay by operators unaware of their legal obligations when receiving and transporting goods.

Kelly said several companies contacted UC Logistics Australia about their worries, asking them to come on board with their apps.

“When we asked how they ensure their providers comply with the law, they didn’t have an answer,” she said. “This prompted us to develop our own platform – iFR8, which is distinctly different from the others.

“We engage only premium quality heavy haulage providers who are accredited, adequately insured, qualified and extensively experienced in their field.

“We take safety and compliance very seriously and spend a significant amount of time on screening operators that want to work with us.”

The platform offers one contact point for all logistics requirements, regardless of whether the job takes one provider or many, so clients no longer need to speak to numerous suppliers to manage multiple quotes and jobs.

In addition, it provides a digital paper trail of all freight movements through a web portal and mobile app.

Kelly noted that some of the smallest companies provide the best service at the best rates, adding that iFR8 allows them to compete on a level playing field.

“iFR8 offers equal opportunity for all providers – regardless of how small their fleet,” she said.

“We welcome collaborations with suppliers of the highest quality, who meet our strict prequalification requirements and who have a proven record of providing ‘beyond expectations’ customer service.

“There are many ‘wannabe’ transport businesses out there at the minute, this is why it makes perfect sense to promote suppliers that are passionate about the safety and passionate about the transport industry in general – we are excited about collaborating with them.”

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