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OneRail expands final-mile delivery network with 1 million additional drivers

Expansion gives shippers access to more than 7.5 million drivers across the country

Final-mile delivery technology company OneRail announced it has added more than 1 million drivers to its network, giving shippers access to more last-mile capacity. (Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves)

OneRail has expanded its final-mile delivery offerings to include an additional 1 million couriers as part of its Logistics Partner Network.

OneRail coordinates rate shopping and the execution of shipments across all final-mile shipping modes, completely automating dispatch and tracking. The latest expansion means there are now 7.5 million drivers across 220 delivery networks available as part of the Logistics Partner Network. This includes popular carriers like Frayt, Hailify, Lyft, Skipcart, Epic1, Dropoff, DoorDash, Alvy Delivers and OTL Logistics.

The OneRail Logistics Partner Network is a managed marketplace for shippers and courier businesses. It allows shippers of all types, including retail, product distributors and health care networks, to instantaneously expand their final-mile capabilities. The network consists of sedans, cargo vans and box trucks.

“We learned quickly that bringing your ‘A game’ is the only way to survive,” said Devin Thomas, an Epic1 courier. “We did just that and subsequently have expanded into three markets. This really couldn’t have been done without the vertical and horizontal transparency that OneRail brings to the table for logistics partners.”

OneRail offers a software-as-a-service platform that utilizes artificial intelligence and smart-matching technology to prioritize shipper requirements to match delivery jobs to the best-fit, most dependable and highest-performing courier in the network.

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“Increasing our delivery network by 1 million in such a short period of time allows us to provide additional quality options to fulfill our shippers’ delivery tasks,” said Matt Schultz, OneRail vice president of logistics partners.

In January, Orlando, Florida-based OneRail announced a $6.7 million late seed round of funding led by Chicago Ventures and Bullpen Capital. Others involved included existing investors Las Olas Venture Capital and Alpine Meridian Ventures and new investors Triphammer Ventures (Alumni Ventures Group) and CreativeCo Capital.

Toward the end of 2020, OneRail reached a partnership agreement with project44 to combine OneRail’s delivery-based orchestration and fulfillment platform with project44’s Advanced Visibility Platform into a Unified Control Tower, offering shippers a single source of truth for both inbound and outbound logistics, the companies said.

It also signed a deal with American Tire Distributors (ATD) earlier in 2020. That deal allowed ATD to leverage OneRail’s cloud-based platform to connect tire orders from the point of sale, e-commerce or enterprise resource planning system to its delivery network in real time, quickly identifying a delivery driver.

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Brian Straight

Brian Straight leads FreightWaves' Modern Shipper brand as Managing Editor. A journalism graduate of the University of Rhode Island, he has covered everything from a presidential election, to professional sports and Little League baseball, and for more than 10 years has covered trucking and logistics. Before joining FreightWaves, he was previously responsible for the editorial quality and production of Fleet Owner magazine and Brian lives in Connecticut with his wife and two kids and spends his time coaching his son’s baseball team, golfing with his daughter, and pursuing his never-ending quest to become a professional bowler. You can reach him at [email protected]