In business, relocation, or many other cases, we often need trucks or pickup vans for transporting or carrying goods. But just like any other thing, trucks or pickup vans become very difficult to find when needed. Apart from this, the issue of renting a truck also becomes painful due to the hassle of getting to and from the truck stand, not getting the known truck drivers, etc. In today's article, we will talk about a service that can provide easy solutions to all such problems. This brand innovative startup to hire or rent a truck is called 'Truck Lagbe.'
What is Truck Lagbe?
'Truck Lagbe' is a smartphone application (App) -based product transport service. The 'Truck Lagbe' App will link the client with the truck owner or truck agency. Through which you can rent a truck from anywhere in the country to move your necessary goods sitting at home.
Its initiators are two outstanding, talented personalities Enayet Rashid and Mir Hossain Ikram. The goal was to improve the quality of life of truck drivers. In addition, to build a bridge between the truck owner or the driver and the service recipient. So that both parties get benefits and time is saved.
They have created the 'Truck Lagbe' App with the aim of bringing the necessary trucks, pickups, and covered vans for transporting goods from anywhere in the country at any time to the reach of the people and to end all the hassles related to it.
Truck owners and service users are also registered through the App. Both parties can know in advance when, where to go or which car needs to transport goods. The App will let you know if the truck driver is delivering the product on time. Besides, the customer will be able to stay worry-free if he takes the service through the App.
How does the Truck Lagbe Start?
Enayet Rashid and Mir Hossain Ikram were two professional friends. The CEO of the company is Enayet Rashid, and Mir Hossain Ikram is the Chief Operating Officer. Although they were interested in doing something completely new and different, they could not easily come up with an idea.
Enayet Rashid, meanwhile, occasionally needed trucks to transport commercial goods. For that reason, some issues came to his notice. Especially the issue of rent. The two friends sat down to discuss the matter again. That's where the 'Truck Lagbe' plan comes from.
The planning and start of 'Truck Lagbe' started in December 2016. Moreover, 'Truck Lagbe' won the 'Startup Challenge 2017' competition organized by the Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) of the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. They achieved first place among the total of 20 innovative projects. In July of that year, a trial (beta) version was released for Android users. Then in August 2018, a new version of the App came to the Google Play Store.
In September of the same year, the commercial launch of the App was officially announced at the ICT Tower in Dhaka. Within a year or so of that journey, 'Truck Lagbe' began to gain a reputation as a reliable service provider. Following this, 'Truck Lagbe' won the 'Best Technology Innovation' award out of 16 companies of the country organized by the Bangladesh Brand Forum in October 2018.
How Truck Lagbe Works?
'Truck Lagbe' works like ride-sharing or parcel apps. But in some cases, it is a little different than others. Unlike other ride-sharing services, it does not take any percentage from the truck drivers. The entire income here belongs to that truck driver or owner. This usually means that when a sender needs a truck, he or she will communicate his or her needs through the App. Then the details of that demand will reach the truck owners in the neighborhood. Interested truck owners or drivers will then offer their desired fare. If all goes well, the sender of the product will be able to rent the truck with that App.
Benefits of using Truck Lagbe
The App focuses on two things to ensure the highest quality of service users. One is reliability, and the other is transparency. 'Truck Lagbe' ensures reliability by finding the right truck for any shipment through 24-hour transport facilities, scheduled service, and in-app special load-matching technology.
On the other hand, for the sake of transparency, all the trucks found in 'Truck Lagbe' are verified and registered. Besides, they have arranged the verification of all the customers. At the same time, the entrepreneurs of 'Truck Lagbe' are always on the lookout for the lowest possible price for the service recipients.
Current Situation of the Company
Since the beginning, more than 1 million trips have been completed through this App. Initially, the journey started with only 36 trucks and four people. Now there are more than 50,000 trucks and over a dozen workers in the Truck Lagbe's network. Last year, a three-story office was also rented in Mohakhali.
Who Can Use the App?
Anyone can be a customer of the 'Truck Lagbe.' In this case, you need to download the App. Then you can get this service at home anytime by logging in to the App and providing the required information. Customers can even bargain about the offered price by the drivers.
However, if you are the owner or driver of a truck, you have to register. Moreover, the authorities provide necessary training to the truck drivers in this regard. This service is available even if there is no internet connection. In that case, one needs to call the Truck Lagbe's official number.
Not only are the customers benefiting from this service, but also the truck owners or drivers can easily find their customers. Further, trucks have to travel long distances, even to remote areas of the country, to transport goods. But since there are no new customers, or there is not much acquaintance with the locals, they have to bring empty trucks on the way back. As a result, labor and money are wasted.
But now that the Truck Lagbe service is available online from any part of the country through the App, drivers can get a new customer in new places. Just as they are getting the opportunity to earn some extra income, the truck owners are also gaining instead of losing. Overall, the Truck Lagbe is making life easier for the truck owners, drivers, workers, and service recipients.