Klein­schmidt Joins the Blockchain in Trans­porta­tion Alliance

Klein­schmidt is excited to announce that we’ve joined the Blockchain in Trans­porta­tion Alliance (BiTA). Comprised of the industry leaders in trans­porta­tion and logistics technology and finance, the BiTA’s goal is to establish industry standards and practices and promote industry advance­ments using new blockchain technologies.

Though blockchain technology is still in its infancy, you may be familiar with the BitCoin and other popular crytocur­ren­cies, which use blockchain technology. Blockchain functions as a cryp­to­log­i­cally secured open ledger of related data blocks” that are resistant to modi­fi­ca­tion and provide a permanent record of trans­ac­tions between two parties. This is especially relevant in the trans­porta­tion and logistics industry, because blockchain enables parties to unite and record shipments, orders, status updates and tracking information through the entire supply chain in a permanent ledger that provides visibility to all parties in the process.

It’s an extremely interesting technology, and we’re excited to work with the brightest and best partners in our industry to create standards and drive innovation that benefits the entirety of the supply chain.

We’ve included the official BiTA press release below:


Klein­schmidt Inc., a pioneer in Electronic Data Interchange and leader in innovative electronic commerce solutions for the trans­porta­tion industry, announced today that it has joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BITA) in an effort to work alongside the trans­porta­tion industry to develop new standards and practices while advancing the industry through new technologies.

The Blockchain in Trans­porta­tion Alliance’s goal is to establish direction for the development of blockchain in the trans­porta­tion and trucking industry. BiTA works to provide the education, clarity and resources necessary to engage new partners in trans­porta­tion, finance and technology in order to unlock the efficiency and benefits evident in blockchain technology.

Klein­schmidt is the preeminent provider of EDI and electronic trans­ac­tions in the market. Their partic­i­pa­tion in BiTA will be vital to support the growth and prolif­er­a­tion of this technology. The role that Klein­schmidt plays in the trucking industry cannot be understated. We are honored to have them join BiTA.”

Craig Fuller, CEO of TransRisk and Co-Founder of BiTA

The World Economic Forum (WEF) named blockchain as technology that has far-reaching social and economic benefits, but would need industry-specific standards to encourage adoption. Deloitte is also high on the technology, projecting that 10% of global GDP will be stored on the blockchain by 2025. Klein­schmidt is joining TransRisk, McLeod Software, PS Logistics, 10 – 4 Systems and Triumph Business Capital among other companies as members of BiTA. A pioneer in commu­ni­ca­tions technology throughout the 20th century and a leader in electronic data exchange within the trans­porta­tion and freight logistics industries, Klein­schmidt brings over 75 years of experience on the forefront of trans­ac­tional data and electronic commerce to the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance.

Blockchain is an exciting technology with the potential to make a huge positive impact on the trans­porta­tion industry, so naturally we’re proud to join forces with our peers in the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance,” said Dan Heinen, Chairman of Klein­schmidt Inc. Blockchain trans­ac­tions are a natural evolution for us, and it’s been something we’ve been exploring for quite some time now. Klein­schmidt is extremely enthu­si­astic about the opportunity to collaborate with the brightest and best in our industry through BiTA to bring innovative solutions and expertise to our customers, partners and the industry as a whole.”

About Blockchain in Trucking Alliance

Founded in August 2017, the Blockchain in Trans­porta­tion Alliance (BiTA) is a forum for promotion, education, and encour­age­ment to develop and adopt blockchain appli­ca­tions in the trucking, trans­porta­tion, and logistics industry. BiTA’s goal is for members to participate, discuss, create, and adopt industry standard uses of blockchain appli­ca­tions and to provide clarity and direction for the development of blockchain technology in the trucking industry in a manner that will create efficiency, trans­parency, and foster trust. BiTA standards are intended to create a common framework to help orga­ni­za­tions develop and adopt blockchain technology. For more information, visit www.BiTA.studio.