Dicom Transportation Group has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) in an effort to help shape blockchain standards across the transportation industry. BiTA is bringing together experts in transportation technology to develop standards for the use of blockchain within freight industries. Dicom’s engagement in BiTA will help establish the foundation for the development of this new framework of standards that will guide the creation of blockchain-enabled solutions.
Blockchain is a term used to describe a shared digital ledger. It relies on a series of digital blocks that are joined together in a tamper-proof blockchain and can be used for managing many aspects across the supply chain including payments, compliance, capacity monitoring and more.
Dicom is known in the market for its inventive solutions across each customer’s supply chain through parcel, freight, distribution, logistics and dedicated services. Serving customers across every industry in both Canada and the United States, there is a constant need to further improve processes and offerings for these customers. The hope in joining BiTA is to further develop these solutions and offer an increase in operational efficiency and visibility for Dicom’s customers.
“Innovation has always been a big part of our evolution at Dicom. It is important we continue to drive new solutions in all areas of the transportation industry,” said Kirk Serjeantson, Chief Information Officer, Dicom Transportation Group. “Blockchain can bring significant value to our customers in how we partner with them in delivering not only their transportation services, but also a seamless customer experience.”
“We are excited to welcome Dicom as part of BiTA and look forward to engaging with its leaders as we work towards the creation of blockchain standards,” said Chris Burruss, president of BiTA. “The success of BiTA depends on having a cross-section of leading, innovative companies as engaged members. This describes Dicom perfectly and we believe they will provide great value to our membership and overall mission.”
About Dicom Transportation Group
Founded in 1968 as a courier service with a single car and driver, Dicom now serves customers across a wide range of industries, modes of transportation, and throughout all of North America, fulfilling 75,000 shipments a day. Dicom meets the needs of business-to-business customers in the U.S. and Canada through parcel, freight and logistics services, tailored to each and every one of those customers’ unique needs and requirements. The company’s comprehensive transport solutions include Regional Parcel; Less than truckload (LTL); Final Mile; Full truckload; Logistics; Warehousing and distribution; Cross-border services; Dedicated logistics; Pool distribution; and Residential. Dicom has 105 offices throughout Canada and the U.S.
BiTA was formed in August 2017 by experienced tech and transportation executives to create a forum for the development of blockchain standards and education for the freight industry. Organizations taking part in BiTA share a common goal of developing blockchain technology to unleash its full potential. This includes educating the industry on the technological efficiencies and benefits from which revolutionary applications can be built and implemented.