Janardan Dalmia CEO of Trukkin Middle East

 An investment banker turned technology evangelist, Janardan Dalmia aka JD is on a mission to transform logistics industry. As CEO of Trukkin, JD is tasked with the mammoth responsibility of leading young, energetic and passionate team on to the next revolution in technology & logistics. 

Prior to Trukkin, JD was honing his corporate finance experience working with and advising on some of the very high profile M&A transactions over a decade at Barclays and Bank of America in Dubai and New York. JD is also the President & member of the Board at Aiwa.ae, an online business portal in the UAE. With the plethora of skillset & experience JD aims to make Trukkin the regional leader in the commercial transportation industry.

Recently, Trukkin raised $3.5 million in a funding round led by investors from the AL-Namlah Family Group, the Al-Madi Family Group, the Abanumay Family Group and Batic Investments and Logistics. The startup will use the investment to scale itsservices across the GCC region.

Launched in 2017, Trukkin operates throughout the GCC region and aims to innovate and simplify logistics and land transportation for long-haul trucking. The company claims to have shipped to more than 200 locations in the Middle East and to have completed over 10,000 long-haul, business-to-business truck movements in Saudi Arabia alone.  

“Trukkin is building up its marketplace to connect thousands of mostly independent truckers. The long-haul land transport market is highly fragmented and disorganized, and our aim is to institutionalize and professionalize this business”.

Through its app and online marketplace, the company brings together shippers who need more transparency and easier access to trucks with truckers who need better access to demand and higher fleet utilization.  Their client base ranges from businesses who order close to 100 trucks a day to ones with smaller needs who order as few as three trucks a month.