LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Four-wheelers just don't know what it's like to wait for parking at 2 a.m.. They don't know what it's like to put in a few hundred miles, then pay too much for a meal that a dog wouldn't touch. They don't know what it's like to live away from their loved ones so they can provide for them. And they have no clue how to manage their own business, deal with driver logs, road ragers and angry customers, all while navigating traffic with tons of freight onboard.
There are those who think they know trucking. And then there's ONE20.
"Today we put our effort and money where our mouth is. We are now in the trucking business," said Christian Schenk, founder, president and CEO of ONE20. The company announced today that it officially started to provide transportation services and received authority from the FMCSA as a legal operating, property-carrying motor carrier.
ONE20, an app-based community, has been working with truckers as means of research, product design and testing for more than a year. The company quickly realized that in order to represent the full needs of the American professional driver, it needed to get closer to the behind-the-scenes operations and regulatory messes associated with becoming a trucking company in the U.S.
"I've never seen anything like it," said Schenk. "For a nation founded on the principles of opportunity, we've sure made it difficult for the hard-working trucker to prosper as a business owner and operator. We shopped for insurance for more than a month, received hundreds of misleading letters soliciting services, fielded dozens of phone calls from product providers trying to sell us something and jumped through hoop after hoop with federal and state governments. Shame on us for making it so hard, so expensive and so confusing."
ONE20 Trucking and its drivers will be part of a revolution to put power back in the hands of the driver. Compensation and lease agreements are configurable and un-capped, giving the driver more opportunity to earn based on their contribution to customers and growing ONE20.
ONE20 Trucking is looking to hire the elite drivers who have seen it all in trucking and who know they can make a difference with their customers and fellow truckers. To that end:
- Maintaining a solid relationship with shippers is held with high importance. A typical ONE20 Driver will bring at least three references from shippers when they join our fleet.
- Safety is always first, including taking breaks when drivers need them to properly rest and properly planning a secure, safe load.
- Technology is used to enable the driver, not punish them.
ONE20 Trucking drivers will be highly visible, with fully-wrapped trucks that promote the company and its services. Drivers will encourage others to join the community by joining the ONE20 Trucking fleet or downloading the My ONE20 mobile app to become part of the movement to create transparency and improve life on the road. The My ONE20 mobile app features free truck-safe navigation, free trip-planning tools, free discounts on route, and soon a subscription-free electronic logging device, the ONE20 F-ELD.
"We are excited to take another step toward earning the trust of the American trucker and empowering them to join the driver revolution, while promoting the freedom and excitement that comes with being a professional driver," Schenk said.
The company operates on technology it produces and makes available for free. "We can show major efficiency and savings by building a trucking company from the ground up with little to no technology overhead. That's more money we can give back to our drivers," said Schenk.
"We really appreciate what the ONE20 family is doing for the trucker," said Lee Schmitt, owner/operator at ONE20 Trucking. "We have made huge strides already in behaving differently than traditional fleets and we are just getting started," said Lisa Schmitt, the company's operations manager and lifetime at-home support system for Lee. Lee and Lisa were on the road together as a husband-and-wife team for years.
ONE20 Trucking is accepting applications for its elite driver team at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) and online at one20trucking.com.
ONE20 is the first free membership built exclusively for professional truck drivers, with the sole purpose of making life on the road more convenient, enjoyable and cost-effective. Members join ONE20 to connect with other drivers, plan truck-specific routes and save with deals along the way. The ONE20 app is free and available on Android and iOS devices. Features include truck-safe navigation, trucking points of interests, ratings, reviews, parking availability and deals at the places that matter most. For more information visit www.one20.com.
About ONE20 Trucking, LLC
ONE20 Trucking, LLC is a driver-first, asset-based trucking company with a focus on heavy-haul freight. By revolutionizing the trucking industry, one truck driver at a time, ONE20 Trucking, LLC is the first truck-driver's trucking company. We emphasize what is important in the industry: the driver. By listening to and appreciating the person who drives the truck, while allowing them to be in control of their income and potential, ONE20 Trucking, LLC will bring together the best owner/operators to show shippers and receivers how their goods should be moved safely and securely. We will move your load as if your business depends on it. Because it does. Learn more at one20trucking.com.
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