Location: 1345 Parker St, Berkeley, California, United States United States
Founded in: 2016
Stage: Pre-launch
Number of employees: 1-5
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the network is the truck, the warehouse and the store
Berkeley, California, United States United States
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iptrailer makes obsolete the use of different and separated components along the supply chain like trucks, warehouses and retail space. Smart trailers from iptrailer, which are able to be pulled by the average car in America, are used as a truck, warehouse and retail store by saving money in real state, transshipment time and cost, handling material equipment acquisition and maintenance, labor among others. Imagine a Californian farmer loading apples to a trailer from iptrailer. Then the farmer pulls the trailer to the nearest relay station. An 18-wheeler truck is loaded with different trailers for a long haul trip to Massachusetts. Once there, a trailer full of apples is pulled to a place where customers purchase apples from the trailer.

iptrailer applies digital communications principles to road transportation, self-storage, warehousing, retailing and e-commerce. iptrailer splits cargo into different trailers similar as to digital archives which are divided into smaller units for transmission over a network. Nature and reality also love discrete units like blood cells and quantum particles. Each unit/trailer is dispatched and may go via different routes. Smart trailers from iptrailer have active and passive components so a cloud platform is able to perform tracking and routing capabilities on each of them, like IP (Internet Protocol) packets.

The route that comprises the origin (point A) and destination (point B) is also divided so different vehicles are able to pull each trailer for a little while until they are delivered to destination. So imagine a commuter or a Frito-lay's step-van traveling home as usual, they would be able to pull a smart trailer from iptrailer towards home and make some money instead.Long haul tractor trucks and small commercial vehicles log more than 400 billion of miles per year in the USA. About 25% of these miles, trucks are empty. The remaining 25% of miles, trucks are partially loaded. Privately owned and for-hire distribution fleets log 50% of miles empty. By adopting packet/trailer switching technology, first-last mile and long haul freight transportation industries can tow or haul  trailers between relay stations or nodes at full capacity without waiting time, using a variety of vehicles powered by different fuels, including electricity. Therefore, iptrailer saves a large amount of money and time to the entire economy.

iptrailer is also ready to disrupt many supply chains and markets but especially a huge and very demanding market like produce and grocery distribution. Perishable food distribution is a race against time, location and convenience.   iptrailer overcomes theses challenges  by using blockchain and decentralized and distributed network topology among its relay stations to go to market directly skipping intermediaries and friction to the supply chain. Conventional supply chains like Amazon’s and Walmart’s are highly centralized so they need huge warehouses and different transportation means. Bargaining purchasing power in concentrating demand is partially lost with expenses in warehouses, labor, equipment and time to market.

iptrailer: the network is the truck, the warehouse and the store. iptrailer: the world’s largest router.