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Tech Connections: Matching expectations and services – FreightWaves – Phillipe Salles

Drewry’s Philippe Salles considers whether container shipping is ready for guaranteed services and prices.    International shipping is going through uncertain times — digital technology disruption, freight volatility, trade wars, new maritime regulations and increasing cybersecurity risks. Despite this, shippers, forwarders and carriers are striving for more certainty and transparency regarding guaranteed services and prices.  […]

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 […]

Brokers, don’t fear apps, says freight veteran Andrew Clarke – FreightWaves – Michael Angell, Bulk and Intermodal Editor

The shadow of obsolescence seems to be hanging over freight brokerages, given the rise of digital load matching apps and other technologies. But industry veteran Andrew Clarke says he is optimistic about the future of freight brokers due to increasing complexity of supply chains. Speaking at Transparency19 in Atlanta, Clarke said the success of his […]

Trucker Tools adds ‘Book it Now’ to load matching platform – CCJ – CCJ Staff

Trucker Tools added new features in its Smart Capacity platform and Mobile Driver App that it says will improve predictive freight-matching, capacity visibility and load tracking capabilities. The Trucker Tools Mobile Driver App, launched in 2013, has surpassed 600,000 downloads. The number of small fleet operators with 10 trucks or less using the app has […]

The digital edge: brokers, carriers ramp up freight matching tools Aaron Huff| CCJ – @AaronHuffCCJ

In the not-so-distant future, matching loads with trucks could be as easy as catching a ride across town with the Uber app. In fact, Uber Freight is among a number of technology companies trying to digitize the entire load matching process. For most transportation companies, however, the road to automation is a work in progress. A sign […]

Freight-Tracking Startup FourKites Raises $50 Million in New Backing – WSJ – By Erica E. Phillips

Freight-tracking software startup FourKites Inc. has raised $50 million in new funding less than a year after its last round to back its expansion beyond trucking and U.S. domestic shipping. The Chicago startup gathers live location data on shipments from suppliers such as Land O’ Lakes Inc. to retailers and factories that help businesses at […]

Convoy eliminates human intervention in load-matching – FreightWaves – Brian Straight

Convoy is now matching 100 percent of loads automatically in major markets, effectively eliminating the need for any person to call or communicate between the shipper and carrier. ( Photo: Shutterstock ) Convoy this morning said that it has achieved 100 percent automated matching of loads in its top markets across the country, resulting in […]

Convoy hits 100% automated load-to-truck matching in its top U.S. markets – Logistics Management – By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor

Seattle-based digital freight broker Convoy heralded a company milestone today for 100% automatic load-to-truck matching, minus human intervention, in key United States markets. Routes cited by Convoy, in this milestone, include: major West Coast markets such as Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles; Midwest routes from Chicago, Cincinnati and Milwaukee; routes from Texas markets such as […]

Growing Logistics Startup FourKites Moving to Larger Office – Transport Topics

Shipping logistics startup FourKites is moving its office to the West Loop Gate neighborhood of Chicago, having outgrown its space in the Loop. The growing software company operates in an industry that is drawing increasing investment as e-commerce giant Amazon.com redefines consumers’ expectations regarding shipping and deliveries. After raising $35 million earlier this year, Chicago-based […]

In capacity crunch, fleets using trailer technology to move more freight – CCJ – Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

The rate pendulum has been in the corner of motor carriers in 2018 and will likely stay put through 2019. The DAT North American Freight Index, a monthly measure of demand for spot market freight, shows that rates peaked in June at 18 percent above the same time last year, and then dipped slightly in […]