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Commentary: Why are digital freight brokers struggling to solve their Uber-scale problems? – FreightWaves – Brian Aoaeh

(Photo credit: FreightWaves/Jim Allen) On October 29, Bloomberg published an article by Dina Bass, “The ‘Uber for Trucking’ Tries to Navigate Some Uber-Scale Problems.” That was followed by Craig Fuller’s article, Is winter coming for the super-hot FreightTech space?, which ran in FreightWaves on November 3. It would be worth it to read both articles […]

Is winter coming for the super hot FreightTech space? – FreightWaves – Craig Fuller

Will the hot investing cycle in FreightTech cool? Much has been written and discussed regarding the venture capital (VC) cycle by commentators, columnists and bloggers, while Twitter has blown up with discussions about whether venture investing is about to collapse. People closer to the industry, including industry executives, journalists, and/or sell-side equity analysts attached to […]

Convoy Enhances App, Giving Carriers Access to More Spot Freight – John Sommers II for Transport Topics

 Convoy booth at an industry show by John Sommers II for Transport Topics [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Digital freight broker Convoy launched direct-from-shipper loads nationwide, a feature intended to provide carriers access to 10 times the amount of spot freight from America’s largest shippers. Convoy connects carriers to shippers […]

Pilot rebrands truck brokerage to offer real-time FTL solutions – AJOT | Nov 01 2019 at 11:53 AM

Glen Mills, PA – Pilot Freight Services (Pilot), a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, introduces Pilot Truck Brokerage, the newly rebranded brokerage service based in Pilot San Diego formerly known as A & O Logistics. Pilot Truck Brokerage utilizes Tech Suite, which enables customers or operators to shop full truck load pricing in […]

InstaFreight solves road freight visibility issues through digitalization – FreightWaves – Vishnu Rajamanickam, Staff Writer

 InstaFreight solves road freight visibility issues through digitalization (Photo: Shutterstock) Much like the road freight industry in the U.S., its European counterpart suffers from similar issues with fragmentation and low visibility into logistics operations, brought about by the lack of digitalization across large swathes of the market. Through its customs regulations, the European Union has […]

The ‘Uber for trucking’ tries to navigate some Uber-scale problems – Dina Bass | Oct 29 2019 at 06:00 AM

Amit Sekhri took up trucking in the thick of the Great Recession, drawn in part by the freedom of driving the open roads. He was prepared for long hours and weeks away from home. But two of his biggest—and least expected—gripes were the constant phone calls and late payments. Like many truckers, Sekhri booked his […]

VeriTread online freight-matching marketplace lightens the load of heavy-haul transport – FreightWaves – Jack Glenn

Relocating oversized construction equipment poses the twin challenges of finding someone to haul the equipment and figuring out how to load it. VeriTread Founder and CEO Jeff Cox has made it his mission to simplify that process. Cox gave insights on his company’s role in the heavy-haul transport industry with FreightWaves CEO Craig Fuller on […]

digital freight marketplaces are not a new phenomenon – The Loadstar – Cathy Morrow Robinson

© Snowingg | Dreamstime.com By Cathy Morrow Roberson  25/10/2019 Managing orders and assets in a transparent, real-time and predictive manner are the basics of a number of digital freight marketplaces that have emerged in the past few years. Locating capacity, either accepting a set rate or bidding on a rate, tracking the freight in real time […]

Digital Freight: The Race to Automate Truck Brokerage

Written by Benjamin Gordon In the race to digitize the truck brokerage market, will the winner be an incumbent or a challenger? The upside is enormous. Trucking is a $734 billion market. Truckload and less-than-truckload revenue constitute close to $400 billion. If 20% of that market is outsourced, then truck brokerage spending totals $80 billion. […]

Traditional freight brokers investing millions to stay on top – FreightWaves – Ben Thrower, Contributor 09/23/2019

 New technologies are changing the way the freight brokerage industry performs day-to-day operations. (Image: Jim Allen/FreightWaves) New technologies are changing the way the freight brokerage industry performs day-to-day operations. For the past several years it has been the consensus in the industry that the freight brokerage market is headed in the direction of doing everything […]

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