OMAHA, NEBRASKA, US — Roger LLC (Roger) plans to launch a new independent technology company that provides digital tools for shippers and carriers in the dry bulk truck freight industry.

With a goal of reducing paperwork and achieving optimal transportation efficiency, Roger assembled a group of dry bulk truck freight shippers who worked alongside more than 200 trucking companies to design a platform accessible to shippers and carriers across the industry.

The initial charter members include: The Andersons, Cargill, Consolidated Grain and Barge Co., Koch Fertilizer, The Scoular Co. and Bushel. According to Roger, they account for more than 1 million loads annually through their networks.

At launch, Jeff Schreiner, chief information officer (CIO), will transition to chief executive officer (CEO) for Roger.

“While trucking and agricultural technology have made significant advances in recent years, the bulk freight shipping process has remained outdated and inconsistent,” Schreiner said. “Working with this team allowed us to build technology that can be used across the entire industry, giving trucking companies the ability to digitally track each interaction throughout a haul, then electronically request payment. With Roger, carriers and shippers also get real-time information about the status and location of all their current loads, driving significant efficiencies.”

The Roger’s app and desktop dashboard will allow shippers and carriers to utilize paperless ticket capture, view real-time shipment status, accelerate payment processes, integrate with major industry EFP’s, provide real time transportation updates. It also will create a digital freight marketplace to enable carriers to find and book loads and identify back haul opportunities.

The platform is scheduled to roll out in late 2020. In the meantime, the platform is active and will expand use across carriers associated with initial charter members.

Roger LLC builds digital tools that help carriers optimize bulk freight networks by digitizing the entire shipping process, from dispatch to payment.