Efficient logistics and transportation play a crucial role in the success of businesses across various industries, and North Dakota, while in a great location for so many things, shipping to a coast is not one of them as the geographical center of North America. Cota Systems, a new Trade Service Provider member with NDTO, is pioneering a new logistical solution to support small businesses in making the most of every truck. This company, founded by Jeremy Vrchota, CEO and Founder, brought this platform to life by providing innovative software solutions and unparalleled expertise that will change the game for logistics and small trucking companies across ND and the US.
We learned more about Cota Systems right from the source, sitting down with Vrchota and Head of Marketing, Brian Smith, who shared how excited they are to empower small independent trucking companies to maximize the potential for everyone. Cota Systems developed cutting-edge software solutions designed to simplify and streamline logistics processes for businesses of all sizes. The company’s core software focuses on partnerships with truckers and dispatchers. Clarification and transparency, along with status updates, document tracking, and logistics tracking, allow a seamless process for delivery. Collecting the data and flow of information allows for better technology in the future.
Cota Systems recognizes the importance of small trucking companies in the US logistics landscape, comprising roughly 35% of the nation’s trucking capacity. These small companies often operate independently and are underserved by traditional logistics providers. Cota Systems has stepped in to bridge this gap by creating a user-friendly platform that caters to their unique needs.
Cota Systems benefits carriers by connecting them with shippers, helping owner-operators scale their businesses and improve profitability. “Our software isn’t just about helping businesses save money—it’s about making logistics more efficient and sustainable,” says Vrchota. The company’s platform facilitates more direct shipping, reduces damage, and optimizes routes – all of which contribute to a greener and more profitable supply chain. The company’s approach is simple but effective: everyone wins when trailers are full, and this system works to maximize the opportunities.
By offering free software, Cota Systems has become a friend to small trucking companies. This approach has not only earned their trust but has also allowed them to access a network that empowers everyone with greater efficiency, security, and cost savings. The decision to offer its software for free may seem counterintuitive to some, but it aligns perfectly with Cota Systems’ long-term vision. By supporting small trucking companies, the company fosters lasting partnerships, enabling them to thrive in a highly competitive industry. Smith explains, “We are more than just a software company. The team has more than 50 years of logistics experience. This combination allows us to understand and track shipments from end to end; paired with excellent customer service, our hands-on team is top-notch.
Cota Systems is breaking new ground in an industry where challenges have persisted for decades. By filling critical gaps in the supply chain, empowering small trucking companies, and offering innovative software solutions, they are leading the way to a brighter future for logistics and transportation. Along the way, Cota Systems has recognized the ecosystem in North Dakota that is ripe for its vision. Moving their headquarters to Fargo, ND, the team recognized the microcosm of talent for technology professionals coming out of the area and were welcomed with a business-friendly environment. Vrchota, originally from South Dakota, sees the benefits of moving to the Midwest with the business as there are clearly a lot of untapped opportunities and a skilled workforce in the area.
As for the next five years, “we look to grow the network and be more highly integrated. We will see more autonomous trucks, but we will still need drivers. Technical information and data are still necessary, meaning our application will continue to support these changes,” explains Vrchota. In the more immediate future, they are looking to grow into Europe and Southeast Asia, as globalization is not going to stop. A technology company like this will continue to adapt and shift with the needs.
If you’re involved in exporting or importing across the US and to Canada, Cota Systems has great opportunities for companies to explore cost-effective solutions. Connect directly with the team and Jacalyn Gill for transportation quotes. Cota Systems is here to help your business thrive in the complex world of logistics. With their innovative software and unwavering commitment to excellence, the sky is the limit for your company’s success.
We are excited to have Cota Systems as a new Trade Service Provider in our network to support ND exporters. Welcome!
More information can be found at https://www.cotasystems.com/