TRUX, a dump truck logistics platform, has announced its largest expansion to date across the East Coast. The marketplace is now available in North Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C., Louisiana, New York, Maryland and Connecticut. The expansion follows the early July launch of TRUX Connect, an app for contractors that allows for on-the-go job site and trucking logistics management with advanced tools like shift creation workflows, fleet management, dispatching tools, and schedule views. TRUX is growing rapidly, having increased its employee headcount from two at the beginning of 2018 to 70 today, and has experienced gross revenue growth of 9,000 percent year-over-year. “TRUX is now live in some of the busiest metro areas across North America,” said CEO Jeff Gower in a statement. “We are excited to continue our expansion in the Eastern U.S. and in our home market of New England offering even more businesses access to our suite of tools to help them run their projects more efficiently.”
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Hammer down, everyone!