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Data Driven Shipping has launched a subscription service for finding and downloading trucking company and shipping information online at datadrivenshipping.com.
For a $20 monthly subscription, the website provides unlimited access to its database. Based on publicly available information, the website provides contact information for over a million trucking companies, as well as information on brokers and shippers. Users can directly download contacts. There is also an option for a $60 yearly subscription.
The contact information can be used for increasing sales, finding new customers and searching for jobs within the trucking industry.
The downloaded files are compatible with many popular contact management programs such as Salesforce, Google, Outlook and Apple contacts and will not require users to change the file before importing it. By selecting which contact management program the user prefers, datadrivenshipping.com will configure the files automatically.
Douglas Hayden founded Data Driven Shipping to solve a problem he found difficult.
“I wanted to drive sales for my company by downloading trucking information, but couldn’t believe how difficult this turned out to be,” he explained in a release. “I was surprised at how expensive trucking industry contact information was at most database companies. After I purchased the data, I was forced to map the contact fields and I wasn’t sure how to do this or if I was doing it correctly. I wanted something I could use right away.”
The technology behind the service was developed by a University of California San Diego Freshman Computer Science student and a former UCSD student with connections at the UCSD Super Computing Center.