Runbuggy Joins Leading Automotive Standards Association, STAR

Addition of Vehicle Transportation Technology Provider Marks First Step into Transportation and Logistics’ Standards

MCLEAN, Va., January 17, 2023– The Standards for Technology in Automotive Retail (STAR), automotive’s leading IT standards organization, announced that it recently added transportation technology platform provider RunBuggy, to its association membership. RunBuggy is the first technology provider working within automotive shipping to join STAR’s membership.

RunBuggy works with car haulers, automotive dealers, auctions, OEMs, fleet management firms, digital platforms, and individual consumers to move vehicles faster and easier. The company’s platform processes hundreds of thousands of financial transactions, which led to the team internally questioning who would create standards for such information in automotive logistics. Enter STAR. RunBuggy’s current work with its large, global client base was one of the primary drivers behind their decision to join STAR’s membership now.

“As a company dedicated to providing innovative and reliable transportation solutions, RunBuggy is committed to upholding the highest standards of safety and quality in the industry,“ said Max Graupner, Head of Security and IT at RunBuggy. “By joining the Standards for Technology in Automotive Retail, we hope to not only contribute to the development of best practices within the sector, but also to demonstrate our commitment to our customers and the community at large.”

RunBuggy recently announced the launch of its cloud-based Transportation Management Solution (TMS) called Hitch™ and a consumer focused service called RunBuggyOne. The company is attracting investment and demand from large international OEMs and captive financial firms, national dealership groups, major digital retail platforms, and large independent auctions. In less than 4 years, RunBuggy has established itself as a leading technology platform for both commercial and consumer shippers as well as thousands of transporters.

“We are excited to welcome RunBuggy as a member of STAR. A leader in vehicle transportation services, the innovative work RunBuggy is doing in that space to integrate processes is directly in line with the goal of STAR. We are looking forward to their contribution,” said Rafael Maldonado, chairman of STAR Standards.

About RunBuggy

RunBuggy is a technology platform that connects car shippers and haulers. RunBuggy allows shippers to seamlessly integrate car transportation services, reducing cost and improving time to deliver. For transporters, RunBuggy offers an alternative to expensive load boards and custom software solutions to better find and manage transportation loads. To learn more, please visit

About STAR

Standards for Technology in Automotive Retail (STAR) is a nonprofit organization whose members include dealers, original equipment manufacturers, retail system providers, and automotive-related industry organizations. STAR uses non-proprietary technology (IT) standards as a catalyst in fulfilling the business information needs of dealers and manufacturers while reducing the time and effort required to support related activities. Collectively, STAR develops industry standards and emerging technologies for the benefit of retail automotive dealers. Incorporated in 2001, STAR defines industry standards for automotive retail, standard architecture that supports global data interoperability, and standardizes the dealership IT infrastructure. To learn more about joining STAR, please visit or follow the latest updates on LinkedIn.

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