Choptank Transport, a nationwide third-party logistics (3PL) provider, has joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) to help shape the future of logistics technology.
Choptank has invested heavily in the latest transportation technologies as the needs and expectations of its customers have grown. Transparency, efficiency and real-time information exchange is no longer optional in the supply chain, it is a requirement for most of today’s shippers. Choptank uses several different platforms to track and trace its shipments, depending on the customer’s needs, such as Trucker Tools and MacroPoint.
BiTA believes blockchain is one of the most significant developments within the transportation industry since the creation of the Internet. By providing more clarity and standards around blockchain through education and promotion of the technology, BiTA intends to be the leading blockchain voice for the industry.
“It is essential to collaborate with BiTA and other top industry leaders with shaping how the transportation industry conducts business in the near future,” said Marcia Wood, chief financial officer at Choptank. “In order to thrive in this industry, the adoption and expansion of technology is essential. We know the possibilities that these technologies will bring and expect them to increase exponentially.”
Through engagement of the brightest minds from the most influential leaders in transportation, finance and technology, BiTA, along with Choptank and many other supply chain experts, will build the first set of transportation industry-specific blockchain standards.
Headquartered in Preston MD, Choptank has additional offices in Tampa FL, Atlanta GA, Dallas TX and Denver CO.
Founded in August 2017, BiTA is a forum for promotion, education, and encouragement to develop and adopt blockchain applications in the trucking, transportation, and logistics industry. Its goal is for members to participate, discuss, create and adopt industry standard uses of blockchain applications and to provide clarity and direction for the development of blockchain technology in the trucking industry in a manner that will create efficiency, transparency, and foster trust.
For more information, visit www.bita.studio.