Freight Happy - a Passion Project
Freight Happy - a lifestyle app for carriers
Freight Happy is a passion project designed by me, Evan Barnes. When I was 21 years old I became a semi-truck driver. I initially enrolled in truck driving school with a plan to save up enough money to record an album and lead a life of songwriting and travel. While on the open road for 2 years, I had a lot of time to see the U.S, watch the sun and moon go up and down, and think about who I wanted to be in life. I had the opportunity to meet other truck drivers around the country and experienced first hand, major challenges in the freight industry.
One of these challenges is costing the freight industry billions of dollars per year. It's something called "Detention Rates". "Detention" refers to the time a truck driver has to wait beyond a certain agreed period at the shipper's or receiver's facilities during the process of loading or unloading. So, "detention rates" are the fees charged by carriers to shippers or receivers when a truck driver has to wait longer than the agreed-upon time. These rates are typically charged per hour after the grace period ends. This hurts all 3 parties: the Truck Driver, the Shipper, and the Receiver.
Freight Happy - an IOS Freight App
The purpose of this IOS app is to eliminate detention rates by connecting the 3 main parties involved in the freight industry: The Shipper, The Carrier (Truck Driver), and the Facility. One way we will do this is by creating accountability through communication and a review system. This is just one of the many exciting integrations of Freight Happy. Freight Happy will ultimately serve the truck driver in every day life - from exclusive discounts, to truck-stop mapping, to personal profiles, articles, and learn-to-earn. Freight Happy is projected to launch in March of 2025.
#1 IOS App in the Freight Industry
Freight Happy is still a work in progress, but it is a project we take very seriously. Our hope is that Freight Happy will become the #1 IOS app for all truck driver, shippers, and receivers in the U.S.