Founded by Kenya’s June Odongo, Senga is Africa’s ‘Uber’ for long and short distance haulage trucks transporting goods from one point to another. Senga will connect vetted truck drivers and owners in Kenya and across the east African region to clients who need to transport their cargo in a market where road transport is predominantly the main mode of transport and estimated to take care of over 80 percent of freight transport.
Acccording to Odongo, a Harvard MBA, ”Senga finds the right transporters for you or your companies’ goods, where and when you want them. We move goods within and across cities. We work with selected, trusted transporters to ensure that your goods are shipped with care and arrive safely. We offer predictable pricing to make it easy for you. We’ve done the homework so that you don’t have to.”
Now serving Kenya, the on demand platform promises users straightforward, transparent, fair and predictive pricing regardless of time or season. Senga also adds that it works with a wide network of vetted transporters who are happy to move cargo across towns and cities.
The platform aims to make shipping of goods as simple as possible by allowing clients to describe their goods, the preferred destination and dates and Senga will tell them the price and connect them to a driver and truck for that specific route. The firm then submits the client’s payment to the transporter once he or she has verified delivery and are satisfied with the condition of the goods.
”No more calling around. No more waiting. No more haggling,” says the firm. ”We match you with the most suitable transporter and vehicle for your location and goods. We keep track of your shipment so that you know when your goods will be delivered. Whether you want to ship tomatoes, bags of cement, finished goods or steel rods, we have you covered.”
For transporters, Senga promises more business and quick payments for transporting good on routes on the drivers’ preferred routes. Business owners have access to dashboards for summarized report curbing theft and losses.