Konexial is all about driver connection

  (Photo: Konexial)

(Photo: Konexial)

It’s a small piece of hardware unlike anything else currently on the market, and ranks high in Amazon’s search results. It’s also a software solution for drivers dealing with the need to adopt a quality ELD. Technology has the power to connect drivers with real time information to improve visibility, availability, and communication — all within the driver’s hand, with a device they already own — their phone. That's what Ken Evans, founder and CEO of Konexial, realized way back in 2014.

Evans says he founded the company to bring “dynamic load matching” to the market. “Drivers don’t want 10 apps,” Evans tells FreightWaves at TMC 18.

“We are committed to creating technology to enable drivers to improve their lives,” he says.

Evans knew they had to start with working through ELDs, which would soon be on smartphones, and Konexial could work in direct coordination with a trucker pain point: having to adopt unwelcome electronic logging devices. Evans knew truckers would want a solution.

 The hardware piece is small and easy to plug and play.

The hardware piece is small and easy to plug and play.

So, Evans set out to find the right tech talent — and eventually form a strategic partnership with Cloud Logistics. What has come out in the mix is a “swiss army knife,” a dynamic range of powerful load matching and visibility for everyone in the system.

Konexial, also calls themselves a “mobile cloud ecosystem,” and their My20 app works for iOS and Android platforms. My20 includes ELD, map integration, a fuel tool with automatic monitoring, notifications, and low-cost refueling options, driver status buttons, and rewards features.

Konexial’s founders share over 100 years of combined logistics experience in Fortune 500 companies. The company's ambitions have them committed to a five-prong approach. They want to improve the economic: adding opportunity and visibility increases your earning potential; the environmental: reducing empty miles helps improve the environment; the social: connecting drivers to shippers removes barriers and creates community; the spiritual: daily life-affirming messages providing encouragement; and the physical: pursuing better living through healthy choices.

My20 could revolutionize the ELD industry by providing compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) mandate, as well as providing an all-in-one tool that streamlines every facet of a truck driver’s job. Compliance with the ELD mandate is common knowledge in the trucking industry, but the potential benefits of FMCSA compliance are not as widely known. The company designed My20 to solve the issues drivers, dispatchers, and fleet owners often face with the best hardware and software available, while also being super affordable.

“We’re moving into blockchain for Q2,” says Evans. “Our GoLoad-Dynamic Load Matching has a built-in need for secure, electronic payments to create trust between shippers and carriers who may not have done business before. We believe using blockchain for dynamic transactions could provide an opportunity to create a standard for freight settlement.”

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