The Digital Economy is Bringing Value Sharing to the Long-haul Trucking Industry

February 17, 2020
The emergence of digital ecosystems, built on the core principle of facilitating economic activity through peer-to-peer networks, is quickly disrupting traditional business models. With increased connectivity and evolving customer expectations, it's important for businesses to reimagine their future in the context of this new digital economy. Read our blog to learn more about digital ecosystems and its potential impact on the trucking industry.

The digital economy—ripe with ecosystems of supply and demand—is disrupting age old industries and giving rise to completely new ones. Data shows that business conducted over the internet accounted for $2.1 trillion of the U.S. economy in 2018—about 10 percent of the nation's gross domestic product (GDP).

Whether you realize it or not, you’re probably already participating in the digital economy. If you’ve ever used AirBnb, Uber or Lyft, or purchased something from Amazon—then you’ve participated in an economy that is based on digital technologies.


Digital Economy = New Opportunities

The digital economy is making room for digital ecosystems that leverage technology to facilitate the exchanged access of goods or services between two or more parties. This kind of ecosystem creates a flexible economic network where all participants, who made a choice to join, stand to benefit. It allows its users to trade services, finances, or whatever is offered, with one another at scale. This means frictionless value creation with benefits for everyone in the ecosystem.


Why is this better?
Simply put, a digital ecosystem built around the core guiding principles of trust, collaboration, and transparency increases overall efficiency. Furthermore, when everyone has a stake in the ecosystem, they do everything in their power to do the right thing, helping the entire community. And when you examine digital ecosystems financially, you’ll see that there’s a lot to gain. In the freight industry alone, eliminating empty miles via a digital ecosystem could potentially yield $50B of new economic opportunity.

What made this possible?
As is the answer to most things these days, technology. The internet, coupled with the brilliant minds of innovators all over the world, has allowed us to connect providers with customers from all walks of life, making a new connected economy possible. Why should those operating in the long-haul trucking industry care? Because for the first time ever, an ‘everyone in the ecosystem wins’ business model is making its way into the freight world with the launch of SemiCab—your digital freight concierge.

Why now?
Due to high fragmentation in the freight industry, coupled with a limited use of technology and a lack of transparency, an ecosystem like this just wasn’t feasible, until now. SemiCab’s revolutionary technology is making waves by bringing all parties involved—shippers, brokers, carriers, and drivers —together to create efficiencies in the overall network. There’s only one more thing we need to complete the puzzle—you.

SemiCab—The Breakdown
The SemiCab platform facilitates communication, enables collaboration, and brings transparency to the industry. Using pre-built integrations with industry-leading shipper and carrier Transport Management Systems and ELD solutions, SemiCab natively enables collaboration and value-sharing, so everyone wins. It’s a digital ecosystem of shippers, carriers, and brokers that eliminates empty miles without you having to lift a finger.

Sounds great, doesn’t it? Be part of the change. Start by getting the facts.

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