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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 […]

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. […]

CargoX and RoadLaunch collaborate to fuse public and private blockchains

CargoX, a public blockchain-based digital logistics document transaction platform, has announced its integration into private blockchain-based digital freight management platform RoadLaunch. This assimilation between two different blockchain solutions is one of the first instances of public and private blockchains working in tandem to provide greater utility to users from either of the platforms.  “The partnership […]

What a difference a year makes in trucking – By Jeff Berman, Logistics Management – Group News Editor

A year ago this time, it is fair to say that the trucking sector was running strongly on all cylinders, buoyed by very strong economic fundamentals, a high level of consumer confidence, and tight capacity, which helped drive rate growth. But fast forward a year later, and it is clear that the tables have turned […]

Masters of Logistics 28th Edition: Find your digital direction – Logistics Management

Given the number of available and emerging digital solutions capable of transforming and improving logistics and supply chain operations, why are many firms still spinning their wheels instead of driving forward? By Mary C. Holcomb, Ph.D., professor, University of Tennessee; Christopher A. Boone, Ph.D., assistant professor, Mississippi State University; Karl B. Manrodt, Ph.D., professor, Georgia College […]

Retailers, Private Fleets Expand Delivery Options to Keep Pace With E-Commerce Demand – Seth Clevenger | Transport Topics – Managing Editor, Features

Rapid e-commerce growth has ushered in new final mile methods and technologies, like Udelv’s autonomous delivery. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics) [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The inexorable growth of e-commerce and rising consumer expectations are quickly elevating the cost and complexity of final-­mile delivery. To remain competitive in this time […]

Behind the scenes with the Convoy gang – FreightWaves – Linda Baker, Staff Writer

Convoy CEO Dan Lewis is giving a tour of the company’s headquarters in downtown Seattle. He points out the stocked kitchens (plural), the 55-person data science team, the P&G Carrier of the Year award and the Ping Pong station, then stops in front of a bulletin board featuring the “Pets of Convoy.” There he pulls […]

2019 Truckload Brokerage Roundtable: Market calms, but strength persists – by Jeff Berman, Logistics Management – Group News Editor

A year ago at this time, it was widely stated that trucking market conditions were booming due to heightened demand, tight capacity and a strong economy. Today, while it may not be operating at the same elevated levels, the market remains strong overall, even though rates have taken a step back, capacity has loosened and […]

GlobalTranz launches GTZamp, a next-gen digital freight matching solution – FreightWaves – John Paul Hampstead, Associate Editor

GlobalTranz, a top 10 tech-enabled freight brokerage and third-party logistics provider, announced the roll-out of GTZamp, the latest evolution of its technology platform. GTZamp is a digital freight matching solution designed for enterprise customers that uses robust big data inputs to build multi-movement shipments. GTZamp represents the next iteration of GlobalTranz’s technology by incorporating more […]

Logistics Expertise: The Ultimate “Killer App” – FreightWaves – Clarissa Hawes

As the logistics industry continues to plow millions of dollars into digital freight matching (DFM) technology that pairs shippers and carriers, there is a clear difference of approach between third-party logistics providers (3PLs) that seek to minimize the “human element” and those that embrace the combination of automation technology and teams of skilled logistics professionals. […]

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