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Sleek Fleet seeks to create national owner-operator network
The firm said its new freight “marketplace” aims to more broadly connect independent truckers with shippers.

There’s a new web- and mobile-enabled freight marketplace on the block being touted for owner-operators and its being rolled out by a company called Sleek Fleet LLC.

The firm said its new “marketplace” is designed to offer an “effective and efficient way” for shippers to leverage owner-operators as a group by maintaining a database of verified drivers, with full driving histories, insurance information and more, and handles all transactions, paying drivers within four hours of proper paperwork submission.

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E-commerce may spur more trucking acquisitions
Rise in internet-based sales creating need for more “last mile” services.

Logistics has become an “integral component” of e-commerce business models as it is responsible for planning, control and flow of products from the point of origin to end-consumers, according to a new report by global consulting firm Research and Markets.

As a result, that’s spurring more acquisition activity in the trucking industry aimed at increasing “last mile” freight transport options.

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NTSB to take aim at speeding-related vehicle crashes
Agency finds speeding leads to almost as many highway fatalities as drunk driving.

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