August 24, 2015 3:30 PM, EDT

Cargomatic Expands into New York Metro Area

Cargomatic, whose Web-based service matches shippers and truckers, has begun offering service in the New York metropolitan area.

Cargomatic uses an app designed to help shippers find truckers with nearby available capacity. The offering is focused on local trucking that represents an $82 billion market nationwide.

The company began operating in Southern California, focusing on less-than-truckload freight and port drayage. The service has been tested this year in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, with thousands of completed deliveries.

CEO Jonathan Kessler said in a statement that the company’s significant growth over the past year “makes us confident that the transparency and efficiency that Cargomatic provides will be embraced in the nation’s largest metropolitan region.”

The Los Angeles-based company said it has completed tens of thousands of shipments in Southern California since operations began early last year.

“Tracking their freight online in real-time gives shippers peace of mind, while truckers are thrilled to be making more money by filling empty space on their trucks,” said Dan Harman, general manager of Cargomatic’s New York office.