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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 […]

J.B. Hunt provides some optimism, less doom at investor conference – FreightWaves – Todd Maiden

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT) provided constructive commentary on intermodal and truckload (TL) fundamentals during a presentation at the Cowen and Company 12th Annual Global Transportation Conference. The outlook from the surface transportation services giant at the intra-third quarter event was notably better than the concern around the lack of an uptick in […]

Cargo Chief focuses on carrier-broker automation with new C4 platform Todd Dills| CCJ – @Channel19Todd

Cargo Chief, formerly a tech-enabled broker that has since sold off that part of its business, announced the release of the latest version of what it calls its C4 platform — version 2.0 it pitches to brokers as “the most complete and informative database of trucking carrier lane preferences and availability in the OTR (over-the-road) […]

Transportation Best Practices/Trends: Make me a match – Logistics Management – By Bridget McCrea, Editor

Companies like Lyft, Airbnb, and Kickstarter use technology platforms to connect customers with service providers. And that same concept has made its way to the trucking markets, where companies like Convoy, Transfix, Uber Freight and Loadsmart are using algorithms to pair carriers with shippers who need their loads delivered. This is no passing fad either. […]

“Flywheel is turning faster and faster”: Transfix’s Drew McElroy at TIA – FreightWaves – John Paul Hampstead, Associate Editor

( Photo: Shutterstock ) FreightWaves is covering the Transportation Intermediaries Association’s 2019 Capital Ideas conference in Orlando, Florida. On the afternoon of April 11, Drew McElroy, chief executive officer of New York City-based digital freight brokerage Transfix, sat down for an interview. Transfix’s business is going well. McElroy said the company is posting positive gross […]

How Consolidation and Freight Networks Are Disrupting the Logistics Landscape – Transport Topics

Employees at C.H. Robinson. (Photo courtesy of Steven A. Smith) When financier Brad Jacobs launched his bid to consolidate the logistics industry in 2011, he set into motion a process that continues to reshape the industry today. But now there are other business strategies in play with the potential to disrupt the business and spur […]

Uber Freight now lets carriers and drivers rate facilities, experiences at shippers and receivers – CCJ – Todd Dills| @Channel19Todd

With a goal in part to facilitate information sharing among its carrier/driver networks and closer collaboration with its shipper/consignee customers, Uber Freight has introduced a facility ratings and reviews feature that enables carriers using the platform to rate their experiences at load and unload locations as well as post reviews and tips for other drivers […]

Transport Topics – Two Digital Freight Brokers Focus on Price Transparency for Shippers

Digital freight brokers Convoy and Uber Freight have separately launched new tools intended to make pricing options for hauling loads more transparent for shippers. Convoy Shipper Platform 2.0 includes Market Outlook, which shows shippers current and future trends by region. Also, it adds a feature called Lane Network, which gives shippers real-time data about changes […]

Haven Launches Platform to Aid Carriers, Shippers With Bookings – Transport Topics

Software company Haven announced the launch of Origin, a carrier-neutral product that offers a streamlined booking process for carriers and forwarders. In our fifth episode of RoadSigns, we ask: How far can we go in terms of automating freight transactions? Hear a snippet above from Ziad Ismail, chief product officer at digital freight matching firm […]

Maersk CEO: Q3 started with solid volumes as tariff tiffs not yet an issue – Freightwaves – Michael Angell, Bulk and Intermodal Editor

The Maersk McKinney Moller, the first of Maerk’s Triple-E class of mega-ships. But ocean shipping struggles with flat rates, over-capacity and higher fuel costs. Maersk saw its quarterly profit weaken year-on-year  as freight rates remain stagnant and fuel prices rise. In response, the world’s largest container line plans to reduce capacity over the next 12 […]