The UK freight sector is worth an estimated £25 billion, yet it still suffers from a relatively low uptake of modern automated processes, scalable digital freight management systems, and transformation into a ‘future-proof’ sector. New on the scene Zeus Labs is changing all of that.
Zeuslabs.com is the next generation digital freight platform for the UK, which from July-December 2021 grew by 326 percent for full truck loads delivered (H2 vs H1). In addition, Zeus lorries traversed some 1.17 million miles across Britain in 2021. For British hauliers, the platform automates proof of delivery confirmations and payments, making it easier for owner drivers and owner operators (small fleets of under ten HGVs make up the majority of haulage firms) to get consistent work and grow their business.
Shippers use Zeus to instantly book loads, reduce administration, get fixed and clear prices, and use the platform’s technology to benefit from advanced freight to haulier matching. The hauliers who have used Zeus as a dedicated platform have experienced more constant work, have grown their fleets, and substantially reduced “empty miles” (when a truck is returning from a delivery unladen).
Founded in 2019 by Jai Kanwar and Clemente Theotokis, Zeus Labs has experienced exponential growth in 2021 and the strategy is to continue this going forward. These young entrepreneurs have built a management team with unrivalled experience and expertise. Executives have been recruited from UK logistics giant Wincanton, digital freight shipper OnTruck and most recently they poached Alistair Lindsay, Tesco’s Global Head of Logistics.
The top three logistics companies in the UK regularly use the Zeus platform, together with Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, commonly known as AB inBev, the world’s largest brewer and household name P&G, who use Zeus to ensure commercial deliveries arrive on time at their regional distribution centres.