Fleet Enable expands into air cargo with last mile automation platform

By Rebecca Jeffrey

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Logistics technology creator Fleet Enable is expanding into the air cargo market with a logistics software platform designed to automate all aspects of the final mile delivery market for air shipments.

Texas, US-based Fleet Enable said it would enter the market with its namesake software this spring.  

According to Fleet Enable, its technology will allow motor carriers to automate all aspects of air cargo delivery.

Everything from order taking and route planning to invoicing and driver pay could be streamlined, the company said.

Fleet Enable is already in use by final-mile carriers delivering ground shipments.  

“We have identified that there is a need in the air cargo market for a modern automated last-mile software solution, which is efficient and cost-effective.” said Fleet Enable chief executive Krishna Vattipalli.

“Over the last 12 months we have been developing features and functionality that are unique to the air cargo business.”

Fleet Enable said its technology could solve the biggest problems afflicting final-mile carriers of air cargo.

Those include cargo tracking and visibility, truck capacity planning and manual shipment routing. Automation would make each task more efficient and less costly, Fleet Enable said.

Final-mile carriers in the air cargo market collect freight at airports, sort it at warehouses, then deliver it. The shipments are generally high value and time sensitive.  

That puts a premium on efficient, error-free cargo handling, Fleet Enable said.  

The company said its automation software could ease the pressure of final-mile air cargo delivery.

It offers a recovery dispatch board that projects the earliest pick-up time for cargo arriving at airports, while capacity management algorithm factors the weight and dimensions of freight and truck floor space when auto-routing deliveries.

Recurring shipment stops are created to accommodate the standard daily routes, plus the tool creates the ability to manage linehaul routes.

Fleet Enable said its final-mile platform would be marketed to air cargo carriers employing their own drivers or independent contractors.

It said the tool would be available to anyone with internet connectivity. The company added that there’s a mobile app for drivers delivering shipments to cargo owners.

“This is a very time sensitive and complex business,” said Vattipalli. “We are focused on this unique industry and leveraging the latest modern software to help final-mile carriers scale and grow.” 

 

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]