Locus, a global B2B SaaS company that automates human decisions in supply chain, has initiated the ‘Driver Seva mobile app’ project along with Highway Delite, a travel app startup, to do its bit in easing the situation for the truck drivers who are stuck on highways due to the lockdown. This project is supported by the Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd, in association with the All India Motor Transport Congress. Agarwal Packers and Movers Ltd (APML) is also a partner in this initiative.

The country-wide lockdown in India has had an impact across industries, but at the heart of it all is logistics and supply chain. Drivers, who are the lifeline of this industry, have been deeply affected right now. A sizable population of drivers have nowhere to go to and not many resources to survive with.

 



This app aims to help drivers in the current lockdown with information regarding food, water, and safe parking near their location, across the country.

“Highway Delite has added more than 400 BPCL Pumps (140 BPCL Company owned pumps), 6 APML Hubs, and 30+ dhabas. The Highway Delite team is working to increase this count to 1000+ within 4 days by listing more pumps and dhabas, where food facilities will be available to drivers,” said Rajesh Kumar G, Founder, Highway Delite.

“We heard from a lot of clients about their drivers being stranded on highways with nowhere to go and bleak availability of essentials like water and food. We immediately got into the act and reached out to Highway Delite to set this up. Once again, I am glad that technology is acting as an enabler in these uncertain times. We all need to come together and help each other out in the present situation,” said Nishith Rastogi, CEO and Co-founder, Locus.

The petrol pump owner and dhaba owner can also update the availability of food and water on a real-time basis by logging into the same application.

To download the app:


  • Visit https://digipitstop.com/driverseva

  • Go to https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lnIRje9bDeeFYEnzT8Fsq7zdqRADWR8e



Download the APK File and Install the APK on your Android device. (Please allow the browser to download and install the APK File).

“We would like all of you to help us spread the word to companies that their on-ground fleet and their driver partners can depend on the app to help them access facilities until the situation improves,” added Nishith.

About Highway Delite:

Highway Delite is trying to solve problems faced by commuters on Indian highways by providing verified and reviewed database of restaurants and other necessary services required while commuting (medical facilities, petrol stations, repair shops, toilets, lodge/hotels), through an mobile application which can provide the above services on a real-time location basis.

About Locus:

Locus is a deep-tech platform that automates human decisions in supply chain to provide efficiency, transparency, and consistency in logistics operations. Locus solutions automate human decisions required to transport a package or a person, between any two points on earth.

The platform uses deep machine learning and proprietary algorithms to offer smart logistics solutions like route optimization, real-time tracking, insights and analytics, beat optimization, efficient warehouse management, vehicle allocation and utilization. Locus’ customers include Blue Dart, Bigbasket, Myntra, Unilever, Tata Sky, Urban Ladder, and Lenskart, among others. Locus last raised $22 mn in their Series B round backed by major investors like Falcon Edge Capital, Tiger Global, and Blume Ventures, taking the total funds to $29 million to date. Since its inception in 2015, Locus has grown rapidly and remarkably, expanding teams internationally and capturing markets in North America, Southeast Asia, and India
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