Deutsche Post DHL and digital freight platform Ezyhaul are investing £14.6 million into UK based tech start-up DigiHaul.
DigiHaul connects shippers to qualified transporters through a digital freight platform.
Shippers can book a load through DigiHaul in just a few clicks, manage documentation and payment in one place and track the shipment through its entire journey.
Meanwhile, transporters can log into the app to secure the jobs they want quickly and invoice automatically.
DHL and Ezyhaul will both take a share in DigiHaul, with the investment used to support growth plans through customer and transporter acquisition.
Martin Willmor, CEO of DigiHaul said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for us. It's a clear recognition that we are on the right path and have a true opportunity to transform and modernise the UK transportation industry.
"We are designed to provide the simplicity and convenience users have come to expect from digital services. There's no reason why freight management has to be time consuming and complex."