Until a few months ago, Will Chu didn’t know much about trucking, which makes sense because he’s a software engineer. It was an evening spent with a friend of his, whose dad happens to be a trucker, that started him on the path to designing and developing the newest document-transfer app on the market. And it’s 100 percent free to use.
Over a few beers one night, his buddy’s dad was telling Chu about the headaches of paperwork and the importance of it being submitted in a timely manner. After all, if those bills aren’t recorded, the trucker doesn’t get paid for the loads associated with them. Time is of the essence and the independent trucker needs to be able to store and record these bills in some semblance of order for tax and other purposes. Chu realized he could make it easier.
He set to work with the app’s co-founder, Darren Chan, and four months later they had LoadDOCs ready to roll out. (Catch a brief, simple video demo of it below.)
Chu has spent the last few months trying to put a face to the people using his app. He attended his first truck show at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March, and he got an idea of his ability to impact lives in a positive way. He loves solving problems for people and has found that the truckers he meets are salt-of-the-Earth, hardworking people.
“I appreciate what they do. Truckers keep America working.”
LoadDOCs is currently self-funded, and Will is taking no salary from it, but maintains that they’ll never charge the independent guy to use the app. LoadDOCs is currently available for iOS devices and is in the Google Play Store for Android.