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Expert: Startup fleet solutions providers are down but not out

Article written by Linda Baker “A lot of those small trucking companies, they’ll come back.” The coronavirus pandemic has slammed virtually every sector of the trucking industry. But to paraphrase a famous author, the outbreak slammed each sector in its own way. The downsizing that hit newer entrants in the trucking telematics space is a case in […]

Tech update: Carriers gain new freight-matching, fuel-saving options

Article written by Aaron Huff When the freight economy was red-hot in 2018, motor carriers and logistics service providers (LSPs) saw a flurry of technology startups launch digital freight marketplaces to make spot-market transactions more efficient for all parties. Now that motor carriers and LSPs are adjusting their operations to meet the current economic climate […]

Tech battle: Omnitracs claims Platform Science infringed on its technology patents

Article written by Brian Straight Lawsuit alleges Platform Science has built products based on innovative technology first developed by Omnitracs Omnitracs has filed a lawsuit against Platform Science in the Southern District of California, alleging that Platform Science has infringed upon its technology patents. In the suit, Omnitracs LLC et al v. Platform Science Inc., […]

Chattanooga’s ‘freight alley’ rides coronavirus roller coaster

Article written by Mike Pare Chattanooga’s “freight alley” logistics sector is riding the roller coaster economy like other businesses, but some industry experts say they’re moving ahead despite the coronavirus outbreak. “Chattanooga is an attractive place to run a logistics company. Those things are still true,” said Craig Fuller, chief executive of FreightWaves, a locally […]

Trimble, Kuebix Platform Optimizes Supply Chain Efficiency

Trimble and Kuebix recently announced new capabilities for its Community Load Match platform, which helps shippers and carriers optimize how freight moves throughout the supply chain. Kuebix was acquired by Trimble this past January. “Trimble’s acquisition of Kuebix is part of our strategy to enable a collaborative, fully-connected supply chain,” said James Langley, senior vice president, Trimble Transportation. […]

Beemac Logistics Taps Trucker Tools to Improve Real-time Shipment Tracking, Carrier Engagement

RESTON, VA AND BEAVER, PA – MAY 28, 2020 – Trucker Tools LLC announced today that Beemac Logistics has deployed several of Trucker Tools’ cloud-based applications and tools, and is leveraging the company’s mobile driver app to streamline communications and interactions with truckload operators. Beemac, which uses McLeod’s PowerBroker as its core transportation management system […]

Commentary: Digital freight brokers face a moment of truth

Article written by Brian Aoaeh The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of FreightWaves or its affiliates. News reports that Uber is re-evaluating non-core units like Uber Freight did not take me by surprise. To learn more about what’s happening, you can read JP Hampstead’s Uber […]

FMCSA yet to receive evidence of broker transparency law violations

Article written by John Gallagher Despite widespread complaints by small business truckers that they are being gouged by freight brokers that refuse to offer financial transparency under a federal rule, the industry’s top regulator has yet to see formal evidence backing their case. “It’s a hot topic now – there were protesters here in D.C., […]

Fleeting Wants To Shake Up The Trucking Industry

Article written by Tom Taulli Fleeting, which operates a platform to better manage trucking fleets, is using the crowdfunding site Republic to raise capital. So far, the company has received commitments for $219,559 from more than 1,000 investors. And the valuation is $10 million if you want to invest in Fleeting. Source: Vitpho/Shutterstock.com The company got […]

Making The Most Of Logistics Capacity In Times Of Disruption

Article written by Richard Howells Logistics in the era of Covid-19 GETTY Over the past few months, our supply chains have been stretched to the limit as the demand for medical equipment and consumer necessities have exploded. This is compounded by the capacity constraints of the distribution network responsible for delivering the goods. Global Logistics […]