Founded in 2015 by entrepreneurs Daniel Sokolovsky and Peter Wysinski, AxleHire seeks to provide businesses with a quick and consistent delivery service. Sokolovsky previously worked in his family’s own courier company. After noticing that existing logistics software limited the scalability of others in the business, he gathered a team of engineers to create what AxleHire is today.
The startup business offers an integrated routing system to map the most efficient delivery route for drivers, as well as real-time tracking updates for consumers. AxleHire targets partnerships across several industries. Meal kits, fresh groceries, wine and spirits, as well as other ecommerce retailers, utilize services from the startup company.
AxleHire is also exploring avenues to provide zero-emissions delivery services to its customers. The logistics startup company previously worked with the city of Santa Monica to create its voluntary zero emissions delivery zone.
“We are very excited to support AxleHire’s climate-smart approach to same-day delivery,” said Milo Werner, Partner at Ajax Strategies. “Leveraging dynamic routing to consolidate packages across vehicles allows AxleHire to offer the most affordable and lowest carbon same/next day logistics services.”
Joining the Competition in the Last-Mile Delivery
With ecommerce companies thriving as consumers continue to do more and more shopping online, the market for logistics services and solutions is constantly growing. AxleHire already works with online retailers like HelloFresh, Deliverr, Freshly, and Pet Food Express.
Other competing startup companies in the industry include Indonesia-based startup Deliveree, London-based same-day delivery company Gophr, and Canada-based Tyltgo. Investors have shown great interest in the market lately. Tyltgo recently generated $1.8 million in seed funding, and Gophr raised roughly $5.5 million for its business from eager investors. Deliveree has raised over $38 million since its founding. Market research projects the last-mile market in North America to grow by $59.81 billion from 2021 to 2025.
About the Author
James White is a Michigan State University graduate with a BS in Environmental Biology. He is interested in reporting emerging trends in technology, especially with regard to alternative energy and environmental conservation.