Channel 40, online platform, attracts growing numbers of freight owners, truckies

Taking away the hassle: Channel 40 founder Tom Cavanagh says the new online platform is making shipping easier for all parties. Photo contributed.

Taking away the hassle: Channel 40 founder Tom Cavanagh says the new online platform is making shipping easier for all parties. Photo contributed.

An online platform that links truckies and freight owners is clocking up the milestones just months after it was launched by its Dubbo founder.

Tom Cavanagh created Channel 40 to make shipping easier - for all parties.

Since its official launch in March more than 4000 drivers have registered and are actively using the platform described as “a cross between Uber and Facebook for truckies”.

More than 500 freight owners have registered and are actively using Channel 40, the company reports.

Mr Cavanagh established the venture after experiencing frustration with his own shipping challenges as the owner of Dubbo’s EMS Group.

Channel 40 founder Tom Cavanagh. Photo contributed.

Channel 40 founder Tom Cavanagh. Photo contributed.

With Channel 40 freight owners take a photo of what they want moved and enter the details.

Drivers can then search available loads, while with express loads, drivers in the area automatically receive notifications.

Mr Cavanagh said they were above their predicted targets set before the launch.

In May more than $250,000 worth of loads were completed through Channel 40 it was on track to exceed those numbers this month.

“What we’ve found is those that have used the platform once and had a successful outcome, be it either a driver or freight owner, they’re the ones that come back time again to use it,” Mr Cavanagh said.

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