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Uber Freight Europe acquired by German freight forwarder

Article written by Christopher Walton Scania 730 S 4×2 tractor with refrigerated box Berlin-based freight forwarder Sennder has acquired Uber’s European freight business. The deal was an all-stock transaction with Uber acquiring a minority stake in Sennder as part of this deal. Its European freight business will continue operating under the Sennder brand. Uber Freight’s […]

How freight visibility shifted from ‘check calls’ to robust mapping platforms with ETAs

Article written by Aaron Huff Freight brokers and third-party logistics providers are giving shippers the same, if not better, load tracking data than motor carriers without needing to invest in asset tracking systems. FourKites gives brokers and carriers insights into shipment visibility. Many are using freight visibility platforms that capture load tracking data from motor carriers using […]

Digital freight forwarder sennder acquires Uber’s European freight business in an all-stock deal

Article written by Robin Wauters Sennder, a digital freight forwarder, has acquired Uber’s European freight business in an all-stock transaction, thus making Uber a minority shareholder in the Berlin-based startup. Notably, the agreement includes a shipper referral program in which sennder will refer shippers seeking freight brokerage or similar services in North America to Uber […]

Penske Logistics Earns Cold Carrier Certification from Global Cold Chain Alliance

Certification underscores company’s commitment to food safety in transportation READING, Pa., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Penske Logistics today announced that it has earned the Cold Carrier Certification, the first certification of its kind focused on excellence in refrigerated transportation through the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), a trade association for the cold chain industry working to grow the industry and lead […]

Platform Science Selected by Werner Enterprises to Support Innovative Driver Technology Solutions

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Platform Science, a leading enterprise IoT fleet management platform, today announces its partnership with Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) and the integration of the company’s innovative technology within Werner’s fleet of nearly 8,000 trucks. Platform Science will equip Werner with the necessary tools to easily deploy new applications and services that support its […]

Southern Tank Transport Realizes Immediate Safety Improvement After Adopting SmartDrive Video-Based Safety Program

Beyond Life-Saving Exonerations, Fleet Experiences 77% Incident Reduction SAN DIEGO, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SmartDrive Systems, a leader in video-based safety and transportation intelligence, announced today that Southern Tank Transport, a leading bulk transportation fleet based in the Southeast, achieved significant safety improvements — including multiple driver exonerations and a 77% incident reduction — within six months of […]

Sennder Buys Uber’s European Freight Business

Article written by Dow Jones & Mauro Orru Berlin-based digital freight forwarder sennder said Wednesday that it has acquired Uber Technologies Inc.’s European freight business. The company said Uber would acquire a minority stake in sennder as part of the deal, although no financial details were disclosed for the all-stock transaction. Sennder said it would […]

Uber Agrees to Sell its European Freight Unit to Sennder

Article written by Sarah Syed Uber Technologies Inc. has agreed to sell its European freight business in an all-stock transaction to Berlin-based logistics startup Sennder. The deal values the unit at less that 900 million euros ($1.1 billion), a person familiar with the situation said, asking not the be identified as the details are private. Uber will […]

HERE and EROAD expand partnership, launch new navigation tools for commercial vehicle drivers

EROAD bolsters its focus on driver safety and productivity by partnering with HERE to enable truck-friendly routing and navigation in its solutions for commercial vehicle fleets. Chicago, IL USA – HERE Technologies, the leading location data and platform company, and EROAD, a leading global transportation technology services company, today announced an expanded partnership to collaborate […]