Today, we are living in a technology driven world, where online portals have changed the scenario and even vegetables can be brought online, but transportation a major sector is still untouched with this revolution. Transportation alone contributes around 7% to Indian GDP (2015) but is one of the highly unorganised sectors till date. TruckSuvidha enters in the market with an aim to change this scenario. It is to bring transportation industry to the level it is in foreign countries, where driving a truck is a passion not as a last option to earn.
TruckSuvidha is an online portal that aims to connect all transportation related entities whether are transporters, truck drivers, fleet owners, truck operators, logistics, packers & movers and customers at one platform. It is to help them out for better and effective communication. The name TruckSuvidha is selected which is showing the core thinking behind it “We are here to Help”.
There are many challenges that TruckSuvidha is facing in this business. Some are:
- Providing knowledge of internet to their users.
- Changing the mind-set of the people
- Upliftment of truck drivers as well as whole transport industry
- Eliminating the communication gap between them, etc.
- Removing the myth that TruckSuvidha is a transporter or it charges commission.
Idea behind TruckSuvidha
Amit a well versed businessman was caught up by Ishu’s idea of facilitating transportation service and decided to be a part of it that moment only. After that one thing led to another and TruckSuvidha came into being.
The idea came from an actual experience when founders had to transport some material inter-state. They realized how unorganized transportation sector was, which required a bit of technology & innovation to turn things around. Some common problems were the hassle a customer has to face while booking a truck, difficult life of a truck driver and potential business losses faced by transporters all of which had a solution. TRuckSuvidha aims to provide a solution to this problem.
The Core Team
TruckSuvidha is an outcome of detailed study being carried by its founders, Mr. Amit Punaini, a well versed businessman from Jagadhri and Mr. Ishu Bansal, a Software engineer, settled with Infosys. Started with 10-15 team members, now have more than 30, directly working with the venture. All are from different backgrounds (MBAs, B.Tech, B.Com, BBA) working on different domain (HR, Accounts, Marketing, IT, Administration and Customer care) and try to serve customers to the best of industry.
Amit Punaini (Founder), 39 years old businessman by profession who is always passionate about new ventures. His vision is to make the use of technology to uplift the society led to this venture. With an aim to organize the unorganized sector he believes that change is for the good and we should adapt to it.
Ishu Bansal(Founder), 26 years old software engineer had a vision to own a start-up that makes a difference. As it is said like minds think alike, he with technical background and Amit with his resources are set on a path to bring about some change for the society.
Revenue, traction and growth
TRuckSuvidha works on a Subscription based model. It provides a range of subscriptions from half yearly to yearly depending upon ones requirement. As it target truckers, transporters and service providers alike their subscription packages are specific to their needs. The user only has to pay for specific services as they provide a range of subscription packages. Apart from the core vendor details everything is free on TRuckSuvidha’s website.
USP and Revenue Model
TruckSuvidha is specifically focusing on transportation industry only. It provides transporters directory and to make it easy to access the directory page, it is providing various searching tools. Secondly, it authenticates the information of customers (transporters, individual/industries, packers & movers) who make registration on the site by verifying mobile number of the persons by taking pan card and service tax no. Thirdly, the information available on TruckSuvidha is updated information. It means that customers time to time update their information. Team is providing services to that industry which is not so much educated. So, TRuckSuvidha’s customer care team is available at their service.
TruckSuvidha works on a Subscription based model. It provides a range of subscriptions from half yearly to yearly depending upon ones requirement. As it targets truckers, transporters and service providers alike the subscription packages are specific to their needs. The user only has to pay for specific services as TruckSuvidha provides a range of subscription packages. Apart from the core vendor details everything is free on the website.
The company is self-funded by the two partners, Ishu and Amit. They are open to sponsors and franchise option as of now.
TRuckSuvidha is providing a single platform to the truck drivers, Industries, fleet owners, commission agents and logistics to connect with each other. Team is aiming to make techno based transport industry by solving the biggest problem of communication gap and technological lackness in their working methods. They are offering the services of Load post, truck post, search truck, load search, distance calculator, transporters online directory.
Users login their account on TruckSuvidha and post their requirement of Trucks/Loads on online portal and get a perfect match for it. There are also searching facility on Truck board and Load Board, where user can search trucks/loads as per their requirement. It also provides add quotation facility for effective communication between the parties. This way TRuckSuvidha is working to simplify the working of transportation Industry.
TRuckSuvidha is planning to fulfil all the requirements related to transport & trucking Industry just with a call to TruckSuvidha. Their aim is to provide users from different zones (North, South, East and West) with all information in their local languages. Also, team plans to expand their business to transportation within cities and to also provide with an option to shift houses, local transportation of goods and if possible move across borders. It’s a simple yet bold plan and the team has all the motivation to make it a reality.