Haul, a platform that connects fleet operations with truck drivers, has closed a $3 million seed round to fund further expansion and product development of the platform.
The investment will allow the company — which has operations in California, Texas and Georgia — to accelerate the development of a managed labor marketplace where fleets can connect with certified commercial truck drivers.
Certified drivers on the Haul platform match themselves to assignments of various lengths that fit their schedule, pay and skills preference. For fleets, Haul provides vetted and certified drivers to operate their trucks on-demand, semi-temporarily or on long-term assignments.
“Haul’s business model is attractive because it leverages technology to rethink the employment model and solve pain points for both drivers and fleets.” Marc Weiser, managing director of RPM Ventures
RPM Ventures was the lead investor in this latest round of funding. Other investments came from GFC and Hack VC, Pipeline Ventures, Next Coast Ventures, Signal Peak Ventures, Heroic Ventures, Service Provider Capital and Vectura Ventures.
Haul’s Chief Executive Officer Tim Henry and Chief Technology Officer Toan Nguyen Le, co-founders of Haul, first met while working on digital freight matching solutions for carriers and shippers at Uber Freight. During their time there, they noticed that the industry was focused on technology that benefited corporations and that CDL drivers were being left out, Haul officials said in a press release.