Space-A Trucks is a freight transport app that matches corporate and charity donors with motor carriers and owner operators.
Often when an eighteen-wheeler leaves a shipper, there’s room for additional freight. Trucks also sometimes travel empty for a long distance after dropping off the load at the receiver.
In both situations, these trucks can be paired with donors who have supplies for disaster relief.
Such supplies include food, water, medical, diapers, pet food, clothing, tents, outdoor supplies, building material, etc.
Donors range from retail stores to distribution centers, charities, church groups — even private individuals.
Through Space-A Trucks, donors are matched with trucking companies based on type of material, amount, location and time.
Typically truck drivers are required to abide by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrations (FMCSA) strict rules on maximum number of hours one can drive and work each day, as well as required breaks and 10 hours of sleeper berth.
Due to the urgency in providing emergency relief, FMCSA has waived these rules as well as requirements for maintenance and inspection for motor carriers who are providing essential supplies (such as food, water, medical supplies, and fuel).
The exemption is only good for 30 days (unless extended), thus the time to match donors with carriers is Now!!