U TruckIt is an app-based freight booking service that seeks to solve this problem by professionalising Nigeria’s up till now largely disorganised freight sector. The start-up’s aim is to make haulage services safer, cheaper and more reliable and transparent for customers.
The app provides a space in which those wanting to ship items can connect up with the transport companies, truck drivers and other service providers that are able to fulfil the shipment. For their part, the hauliers commit to collect and transport the consignment safely to the required destination. App users can rate each shipment, which provides other freight customers with reliable information about the standards and quality of the service provider.
Small companies without their own lorries or vans often struggle to organise a relocation or the delivery of products; usually a great deal of effort and good connections are required.