Kuormat.com was born from the need to create better road logistics. We realized that the current state of logistics has many pain points that cause inefficiencies for both transport companies as well as shippers who need transport services. Inefficiency in road transport also leads to unnecessary emissions.
We challenge the current situation of logistics:
Transport demand and supply do not meet in real time on the market, and the efficiency of logistics suffers.
About 1% of all CO2 emissions in Finland come from driving empty, as about 23% of transports are driven without freight.
Transport contracts are time-consuming to negotiate and rarely flexible.
The current way of organizing logistics takes time away from the core business of shippers and carriers.
The majority of Finnish carriers are small and only subcontract for larger carriers.
In Finland, about 450 million kilometers are driven empty each year in road freight transport. In addition, the transport fill rate is only around 60–80%.* This means that only a little more than half of road freight transportation capacity is being utilized. Our vision is to eliminate driving empty and to offer companies completely carbon neutral transport, easily and reliably.
Eliminating driving empty requires long-term work, and this will not happen overnight. That's why we start our work by minimizing empty driving, improving the filling rate of underutilized trucks, and providing high-quality compensation for realized emissions.
We are looking for a new compensation partner - our current partner Compensate is closing down. We have been compensating transports driven via our service in partnership with Compensate. Unfortunately, Compensate ceased its own operations in June 2023. Due to the situation, we have purchased enough carbon credits to offset the upcoming transports. The purchased credits are expected to last at least until the end of 2023.
More information on the carbon credits and offset projects can be found in our Climate Impact Report. Compensate’s projects are carefully selected and assessed against criteria developed by an independent network of scientists. You can open our emissions report here (PDF), where we explain in more detail where our company's internal emissions came from and how we aim to reduce our emissions in the future.
We are looking for a new offset partner to continue the critical climate work we started with Compensate. Please contact us with any questions you may have about offsetting.
Meet the team.
The company is operated by a team of nine, whose common goal is to create smarter logistics for freight transportation. The expertise of our team consists of business experience in the logistics industry and entrepreneurial experience as well as knowledge of platform economy, programming, marketing, and graphic design.
Founding Member Chairman of the Board
Founding Member CTO
Founding Member Head of Design
Founding Member Head of Marketing
Our Advisory Board supports the operative team. The members of the Advisory Board have many decades worth of experience in e.g. strategic management, sales, product development, and start-up entrepreneurship.