Just like the renowned Swiss Army Knife, compact yet bursting with uses, the highly versatile SlipSeat platform is proving to be a must-have tool for motor carriers everywhere.
We’ll first take a quick detour to the humble beginnings of the Swiss Army Knife. Born in Switzerland in the late 19th century, it initially sought to meet the Swiss Army’s need for an efficient tool capable of dismantling rifles and opening canned food. It had modest beginnings, with foreign origins where the first models were produced in Germany due to lack of sufficient Swiss manufacturers. However, the Swiss company Victorinox took over by 1891, firmly cementing the knife as a truly Swiss product.
The hallmark design, featuring a blade, reamer, can-opener, and screwdrivers, took shape approximately in 1897, but it gained the nomenclature ‘Swiss Army Knife’ only around World War II, thanks to American soldiers who found it easier to pronounce than the original German name ‘Schweizer Offiziersmesser.’
Today, the Swiss Army Knife boasts a host of handy features. Beyond the conventional knives and screwdrivers, some models are equipped with intriguing tools such as tweezers, toothpicks, bottle openers, wire cutters, fish scalers, and even altimeters. The largest holds an impressive total of 87 tools!
Over its extensive history, the Swiss Army Knife has risen far beyond its initial purpose, evolving into a universal symbol of preparedness and utility. In fact, the dedication to versatility is so strong, that NASA astronauts keep one onboard every space shuttle!
Much like a Swiss Army Knife, SlipSeat has multiple valuable functions embedded in a single platform:
1) Use us when your freight is lying idle.
2) Use us when you have vacant driver’s seats.
3) Use us to optimize fleet management.
4) Use us to streamline and enhance the hiring process for drivers.
Our platform is designed to address the root issue of driver shortage. We strive to streamline your processes and make it quicker, more economical, and efficient for you to employ drivers. By enabling you to transport more loads, we aim to increase your revenue, decrease relative costs, and instill a sense of ease and convenience to your daily operations, sky-rocketing your profit.
SlipSeat operates on a unique 3-party system where drivers are offered the opportunity to sell their services to motor carriers. This model allows us to maintain a healthy balance in the labor market once sufficient transactions are carried out in an area. However, it’s crucial to note that under this model drivers must be treated as independent contractors and not as employees needing training or uniform.
We aim to assist carriers with key issues such as “Hiring Drivers”, “Staffing Trucks” and “Optimizing Fleets.”
Interested? Head over to https://slipseat.com/registration/ to join us in our endeavor to revolutionize motor carrier operations!