The Oil & Gas industry has relied on trucks and railcars as a mode of transportation for products since the early 1900s, and usage of these modes has only increased as the industry grew. While other areas of the industry benefited from rapid technological development and adoption, the transportation side of the industry lagged behind and lacked the same progress that was seen elsewhere. VantEdge O&G is putting the transportation and logistics industries on the proper trajectory to achieve efficient and up to date methods of handling rail and truck hauling. We believe that with proper adoption of the technologies and tools we have to offer, and the ones we will develop in the future, that logistics can become a driver for reduced costs, increased profits, and additional innovation within the Oil & Gas industry.
WHEELHOUSE is a logistics platform designed to aid in the scheduling and data management of trucks and railcars in the Oil & Gas Industry.
With respect to rail movements: WHEELHOUSE will offer the ability to schedule railcars, generate & store standardized versions of BOLs, create detailed and transparent shipping plans from facilities, and automatically populate a database of each transaction. Future developments include EDI, Gauge table looks ups, Target loading levels, customs, and much more.
With respect to truck movements: WHEELHOUSE offers the ability to schedule trucks by way of a mobile platform on truckers smartphones and our desktop platform for commercial staff. WHEELHOUSE allows truckers to book a time that works best for them via our web-based platform that gives truckers insight into when a facility has available loading/unloading slots. Future developments include truck ticketing, dynamic pricing for load racks, blocked time frames for core customers, and much more.
Rail logistics is a challenging and time-consuming component to the Oil & Gas Business. With current business processes, any increase in the volume of railcars (in or out) will mean an incremental uptick in manual processes, further straining current resources, generating more errors, and absorbing valuable time.
In our experience, large-volume rail shippers report many of the following:
Our answer to the commonly experienced industry concerns above is the Wheelhouse scheduling platform, which: