K & L, a privately owned full-service transportation and supply chain solution provider with offices in Addison, IL, Chicago, IL and El Paso, TX, recently became a member of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA).
BiTA was established in August 2017 by experienced technology and transportation experts with the purpose of developing a platform for dialogue, building common standards and promoting the education of blockchain technologies. Thousands of companies have applied for membership across the freight market landscape, including some of the largest providers in the supply chain industry.
Since its founding over 21 years ago by owner Russ Gallemore, K & L built its success on providing best-in-class customer service as a small, expedited freight forwarder. Building upon early business successes, K & L expanded its suite of transportation solutions to a full-service brokerage division, Chicago-based local and regional fleet services and a national owner-operator trucking company. K & L has also made strategic technology investments over the past few years to improve its real-time shipment visibility and data integrity.
“We are firmly committed to providing leading technological solutions to our customers. Blockchain is the next step in our technological evolution. We are excited to partner with BiTA as we look for opportunities to deliver innovative solutions across the entire North American marketplace,” said Dustin Vock, SVP of Customer Operations.
“Much like with the advent of the internet, we do not entirely understand the full power of blockchain technology and the ultimate role blockchain will play in delivering transportation solutions. What we do know is that K & L is firmly committed to this movement, and as technology continues to play an increasingly important role in the supply chain, we intend to be at the forefront,” said Patrick Draut, SVP of Business Intelligence.
“With a host of Fortune 500 companies entrusting us every day with their critical and time-sensitive freight, it is imperative that we continually provide our customers with the most cutting-edge solutions that ensure integrity within the chain of custody,” said Leigh Anne Espinosa, SVP of Business Processes and Innovation. By joining BiTA and further exploring the power of blockchain, K & L aims to increase efficiency and continue to enhance its customer experience. “We are looking forward to working with the alliance in building the standards in which blockchain technology will contribute to trust, transparency, and efficiency in transportation.”
“We are excited to welcome K & L to the BiTA family,” said Chris Burruss, President of BiTA.
For more information, visit www.kandlchicago.com.
Founded in August of 2017, BiTA promotes the development and adoption of blockchain applications in the trucking, transportation and logistics industries, including establishing industry-wide standards. Members include truckload, LTL, and parcel carriers, as well as shippers, tech startups and incumbents, insurance companies, law firms, and other industry participants who have an interest in integrating blockchain technology into their organizations. Visit BiTA at https://bita.studio/.