EKA Transforms Truckload Carrier Performance with Digital Fleet Solution

Industry Leading Omni-TMS™ Cloud-Based Platform from EKA Empowers Carrier Growth

Jun 14, 2021, 09:07 ET

SALT LAKE CITY, June 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — EKA Solutions Inc, the industry leading provider of cloud-based integrated freight management ecosystem for carriers, brokers and shippers, and recipient of the prestigious FreightTech 100 award announces a digital truck software solution to transform truckload fleet performance.

EKA Omni-TMS™ for carriers is a native cloud-based SaaS TMS that provides affordable, quote-to-cash, best-in-class, intuitive, easy-to-use functionality to empower SMB carriers with the functionality and services to transform operating ratio, productivity, trade smarter and grow fast.

“The digital fleet software solution is designed to enable a truckload carrier of any size to significantly improve its operating ratio by automatically and optimally matching all available loads to driver and equipment assets and, therefore, allowing fleet managers to focus on dispatch exceptions and drivers. The result is much higher asset utilization, maximum loaded miles per truck per week and increased driver satisfaction”, says JJ Singh, Founder and CEO for EKA Solutions, Inc. “The digital software solution will be product-concept tested with a select number of truckload carriers that are current and prospect EKA Carrier TMS customers beginning in Q3 2021″, added Singh.”

About EKA
EKA Solutions, Inc., provides a transformational cloud-based SaaS digital freight ecosystem management platform, dFEMX™, to manage all the customer’s freight businesses including freight exchange and third-party services. As part of dFEMX™ Offering, EKA provides the Smart, Unified Platform EKA Omni-TMS™ for – Virtually – Everyone. EKA Omni-TMS™ is designed to transform the transportation and logistics industry. It empowers small, medium, and large size broker, carrier, and shipper businesses to operate from quote-to-cash with affordable and best-in-class digital tools, enabling the higher performance demanded in tomorrow’s supply chain. With real-time information, EKA Omni-TMS™ enables brokers, carriers, and shippers to provide visibility and transparency as they fluidly trade across an expanding and verified network with key, trusted partners. For more information, visit:  https://www.go-eka.com

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EKA Launches Cloud-based TMS for Small and Medium Motor Carriers

June 8, 2020 • by HDT Staff

EKA said its cloud-based TMS is affordable for small to medium fleets.
Imge: Wynn Pointaux via Pixabay

EKA Solutions has launched its Omni-TMS solution for small and medium size carriers, a cloud-based integrated freight management “ecosystem.”

The company first came on the scene in 2018 promising “friction-free” connections between brokers, carriers, and shippers. The carrier TMS is the second piece in a triad of supply chain transportation management system offerings that will eventually be included in the platform. Last fall, EKA launched the broker piece of the platform.

EKA provides a digital freight management (which it calls dFEMX) platform to manage all the customer’s freight businesses, including freight exchange and third-party services. EKA serves as the system of record across multiple applications and seamlessly ties into other freight solutions (TMS, driver apps, etc.) and third-party services.

EKA Omni-TMS for carriers is a native cloud-based [software-as-a-service] TMS that provides affordable, quote-to-cash, best-in-class, intuitive, easy-to-use functionality to empower small- and medium-size carriers with the functionality and services to grow and perform as well or better than large fleets,” said JJ Singh, Founder, CEO.

The platform features asset and revenue management tools, real-time availability of data and information, automated work processes that allow for exception management, real-time load movement visibility, and live ETA.

According to the company, the platform allows small-to-medium brokers, carriers, and shippers to leverage real- time information and trade fluidly across a verified network with key trusted partners and support vendors.

Startup aims to democratize digital freight management

EKA Solutions builds ecosystem for small and medium-size brokers, carriers and shippers

Linda Baker, Staff Writer  Friday, May 15, 2020

(Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves)

J.J. Singh, a longtime transportation and logistics executive, decided to launch a digital freight management solutions company a few years ago after he realized that many small and medium-size shippers, brokers and carriers were not ready for “the Amazon world,” a pressure cooker environment that requires an immediate answer to the question: “‘Where is your load?’”

“We knew from the start these folks were at a cost disadvantage and an effectiveness disadvantage,” said Singh, whose previous experience includes stints at C.H. Robinson and Flying J. The reason for starting the new venture, he said “was to respond to the new business environment, help digitize folks and provide them with services so they are at least on par with larger companies that have a lot more resources.”

Founded in 2015, EKA Solutions offers a cloud-based logistics platform designed to facilitate collaboration and data exchange among small and medium-size shippers, trucking companies and brokers.

The Sacramento, California-based company is developing a range of products aimed at helping customers connect and thrive. Among the offerings: a broker, carrier and shipper transportation management system (TMS), a private marketplace platform, 4PL solutions, and solutions for service providers such as insurance companies.

“We are building an ecosystem for freight management,” said Singh, EKA’s chief executive officer. 

Several features distinguish the company’s products and services from others in the supply chain technology management sector, the company’s executives said.

EKA’s platform is end-to-end, “from order to cash,” Singh said. A centralized system of record, the platform enables real-time load management, shipment tracking, trade partner negotiations, payment and more.

Customizing offerings for different freight participants, EKA starts with a supply chain engine, then crafts different “lenses” on top of that engine, said Mark Walker, EKA’s president and chief digital officer, explaining there is a tailored TMS for carriers, for shippers and for brokers.

“The nuances of each of those lenses allows each party to run their business,” Walker said,  “and it is highly configurable as well, so one company could have a completely different look and feel in a lot of their use of the system.”

A broker TMS launched last fall, and a carrier TMS will be ready on July 1. A shipper TMS is ready to deploy.

The company’s supply chain platform features an intuitive interface and reports can be generated throughout the day in an easy-to-read dashboard style. Because of the “intelligent design,” the cost to deploy is a fraction of what other systems might charge, according to Singh, and the company offers its lowest pricing for the smallest customers, upending the common practice of giving large customers discounts.

“Our whole model is price as you need it,” he said.

Connected to the platform are web portals for any vendors, allowing customers to extend capacity and loads, and enabling “digital freighting in a marketplace environment,” Walker said. 

But unlike the large freight-matching services, typically wide open to all carriers and brokers, EKA’s offering is built around “trusted relationships,” the executives said. Customers can extend information to outsiders, but it is not suggested, Walker explained. “We are not trying to open freight up so they can get the lowest price or generate the highest profit.”

EKA is not a brokerage, but digital brokerage is a subset of what they offer broker customers. “We give them a whole gamut of lanes based on relationships, rather than a singular one-touch or touchless lane for doing their business,” explained Singh.

Looking ahead, the startup aims to broaden its ecosystem to include service providers such as insurance companies for brokers and carriers. That will debut in the second half of 2020.

Mirroring the experience of other technology companies, EKA Solutions experienced a tough time for sales in March and April, as the pandemic upended the economy, according to Singh. But the platform “shines” as a work-from-home solution, he emphasized. “All you need is high-speed internet and we take care of the rest. It’s just like running an airbnb platform.”

As the team continues to build out its product suite, “we are very close to delivering to the marketplace our vision of an end-to-end supply chain platform,” Singh said, “where the shipper can run their business end-to-end, the broker can run their business end-to-end and the carrier can run their business end-to-end. And they can all collaborate very effectively.”