Recently, the China Communications and Transportation Association officially released the Safety Operation Specifications for Internet Freight Platform Organizational Standards, which lays out the general requirements for strengthening the role of Internet freight platforms, strengthening safety operations management, and establishing a sound safety production management system. As one of the leading members of the association, FOR-U Smart Freight participated in the drafting of the standards.
The Safety Operation Specifications of Internet Freight Platforms (hereinafter referred to as "Organizational Standards") – the first domestic industry safety operations organizational standards – will come into effect officially from March 1, 2022.
The Organizational Standards specify the general requirements for the safe operation of internet freight platforms, including platform safety features, driver and vehicle approval, driver safety management, safe operation, risk management and hidden hazard detection, emergency response and handling, network and information security management, complaint handling for safety incidents, performance evaluation and improvement, and more.
Among them, in the platform safety features section, the Organizational Standards outlines that Internet freight platforms should have mobile phone number protection, abnormal stoppage identification and warning, path deviation identification and warning, abnormal driving detection, fatigued driving identification and warning, and other safety features.
In addition, the Standards have a clear approval requirement for drivers and vehicles, demanding platforms require drivers upload their ID card, driver's license, and qualification certificate, and to conduct a strict examination of the vehicle's motor vehicle license and road transport license.
In September last year, FOR-U Smart Freight started the FOR-U Transportation Safety Month event to strengthen and regulate its operations. Regarding user information verification, FOR-U Smart Freight has put in place authentic name and real person verification for shippers and "five certificate verification" for carriers. Users can only release or carry cargo after their information has been verified and approved. By upgrading the OCR intelligent identification system, the platform will automatically identify the document validity and issue warnings and replacement reminders to users before their documents expire.
As a special supporter of the Xinjiang Road Transport Association, FOR-U Smart Freight partnered with the association to kick off the “Xinjiang Truck Driver Safety Knowledge Labor Skills Online Contest.” This truck driving safety knowledge contest was held among 300,000 truck drivers in Xinjiang to improve their safety awareness, driving skills, and emergency handling ability.
Yan Chao, the platform business head of FOR-U Smart Freight who participated in drafting the Organizational Standards, believes that the standards outline more standardized safety constraints for the freight industry and introduces more stringent requirements, which will help the industry develop in a healthy and high-quality manner.
Following the Organizational Standards, FOR-U Smart Freight will strengthen its platform management function, improve the user registration and approval mechanism and access conditions, strengthen driver safety knowledge training, implement a driver safety protection system and a risk investigation system, improve its cyber security management and emergency handling capabilities, and continuously improve safety in the freight sector.