Loadsmart completes automated dispatch and delivery with Starsky Robotics’ autonomous truck
NEW YORK—Loadsmart and Starsky Robotics have automatically dispatched an autonomous truck to haul freight; having priced, tendered and booked via Loadsmart and then picked up and delivered the shipment using Starsky’s self-driving technology.
The integration of Loadsmart’s AI-powered pricing and load matching technology with Starsky’s API meant no human intervention was required, the company said. The initiative is part of a strategic partnership focusing on autonomous brokerages dispatching freight to autonomous trucks without human involvement.
Loadsmart connected their customer network with Starsky’s fleet of regular and self-driving trucks by integrating Loadsmart’s Automated Dispatch API with Starsky’s Hutch API. Through the partnership, Starsky can dispatch trucks without human intervention, while Loadsmart can expand its ability to automate the shipping process from quoting, booking to delivery to help its clients move more with less.
“Today, for the first time ever, the advances that seem obvious for the ride-sharing services are coming to trucking,” said Stefan Seltz-Axmacher, CEO and founder of Starsky Robotics. “It’s not uncommon for a traditional trucking company to have five full-time employees involved in dispatching each truck for each load. By integrating e-brokers like Loadsmart, we are eliminating all back office human intervention and making the shipment process seamless, while focusing on ensuring the safety of driverless trucks.”