Haulio was a concept developed in a few hours during StartUp Weekend at the University of Limerick. It allows hauliers (truck drivers) in the construction industry to see what jobs are available from quarries to building sites or scrap removable and allows them to stream line a process that up to now is very ad-hoc and difficult to manage.
The Haulier (truck driver) operates from a mobile app. The can set filters based on what their truck can physically handle and how far they are willing to drive. The can see the weight and type of material that needs to be moves and to and from where. They can also see the time window in which the work needs to be done meaning they can schedule and line up jobs in a way that is difficult. They can also give discounts for being flexible since they can fit that job around other work.
When bidding on a job they are given a map with a predicted route with an estimated cost based on rules the haulier can set like the cost of fuel. This allows them to quickly make decisions on bit prices.
From the point of view of the person managing a quarry or construction site they operate mostly from a website. The put out jobs to be bid upon (shown here as vertical columns). And Hauliers bid on each job (each Haulier with a bid is shown here as a grey or white rectangle), each with a price. The software automatically select the lowest costs, most reliable and the haulier that can do the job the soonest and highlights them.
One all the bids are selected the quarry or construction manager can see the status of all the jobs and be prepared. On the left you can see the Pending Jobs, these hauiers have been selected but have not done the work yet. You can see the drivers name, truck registration and estimated arrival time.
In the centre you can see a map. The yellow circle is the building site or quarry, the red circles are approaching (pending) trucks, the blue circles are trucks which have picked up their loads and are en route to their destinations. On the right you can see the trucks which are en route.
This concept won second prize at startup weekend.