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Logistics Plus is Once Again Named to the Inc. 5000 Annual List of Fastest-Growing Companies

ERIE, PA (August 12, 2020) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce it has been included on Inc. magazine’s 39th annual Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Logistics Plus has an official rank of 2086 on […]

Taking aim at Big Ag – FreightWaves – Linda Baker, Staff Writer

As Walmart (NSYE: WMT), Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) battle for dominance in the online grocery wars, a growing number of tech-enabled startups are taking a different approach, aiming to disrupt the conventional food supply chain by using logistics platforms to connect shoppers directly with local farmers and producers. Portland-based MilkRun, for example, seeks to make buying […]

FreightWaves Freight Intel Group researches “everything freight and logistics” – FreightWaves – Scott Mall, Managing Editor of Copy

As another service of FreightWaves SONAR, the Freightwaves Freight Intel Group was launched recently and is publishing in-depth research on “everything freight and logistics,” as Senior Research Analyst and team member Seth Holm described the Group’s mission. “We will be doing deep dives into topics that are most important to our industry, the inner workings […]

KeepTruckin Adds $149 Million in Funding to Build Up Freight Platform – WSJ – By Jennifer Smith

KeepTruckin Inc., whose technology helps carriers manage fleets and track driver behavior, said it has raised $149 million to build out an online freight-matching platform and other new products in an increasingly active market for digital freight services. The Series D funding round gave the six-year-old San Francisco-based startup a valuation of $1.2 billion, up […]

“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 […]

Trucking startup Convoy reaches $1B valuation after huge $185M investment led by Google VC arm – Geek Wire – BY TAYLOR SOPER

After serving 14 years for the Royal Canadian Navy, Ira Lawrence was ready for a new adventure. He and his wife decided to start a trucking company in 2017, but several hurdles nearly caused them to quit before even getting started. But then Lawrence found Convoy, a Seattle startup that developed an app to match […]

Uber Freight opens up to shippers in expansion of freight-matching platform – CCJ – James Jaillet| @trucknewsJJ

About 15 months after tech giant Uber entered the trucking industry with its Uber Freight platform, the company this week took a pivotal step toward closing the gap toward a true automated freight-matching system: It opened the platform up to shippers, allowing them to post loads and match with carriers to haul those loads. To […]

Demo day session 3: 10 companies building solutions – FreightWaves – Chad Prevost

(Photo: Shutterstock) Logistical Labs is a saas-based suite of tools. Concentrating on the intermodal load decks. They typically start with two or three years of a customers data, but they’re flexible with whatever they may need. But if you do, you’re working with big data. They can put an unlimited amount of market sources. They’ve […]

Blockchain without cryptocurrencies? – FreightWaves – John Paul Hampstead

( Photo: Wikimedia Commons ) The biggest barrier to blockchain’s adoption by enterprise on an industry-wide scale is a set of misconceptions about what exactly blockchain is and its relationship to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Most people who are aware of blockchain learned about it because of the media’s fascination with Bitcoin, the volatile […]

Convoy and Uber Freight take on US truck brokerage – JOC – Chris Barnett, Special Correspondent

Convoy, backed by billionaire tech pioneers Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, and Uber Freight, an offshoot of the globally disruptive ride-sharing giant, are trying to grab a slice of the fragmented US truck brokerage market, taking different routes to lure skeptical drivers and capacity-hungry shippers. The two technology startups are attempting to persuade US shippers […]