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Cargo Chief raises new funding for freight capacity sourcing tool

Outgoing TIA chief Voltmann to advise software company’s board. Logistics technology provider Cargo Chief Inc. said today that it has raised additional capital in its latest fundraising round, and will be expanding its team and introducing additional services for its trucking capacity sourcing tool for freight brokers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Millbrae, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Freight-Matching Startup Loadsmart Adds $19 Million from Maersk, Ports America – WSJ – By Jennifer Smith

Container shipping giant A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S and Ports America, the largest terminal operator in the U.S., are investing in a digital freight-booking service aimed at speeding the flow of cargo through maritime gateways. Maersk’s venture-capital arm led a $19 million funding round for Loadsmart Inc. to support a new service for the port trucking market, […]

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 […]

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) […]

Cargomatic rebuilds executive team in spirit of innovation – FreightWaves – Ashley Coker, Editor

California-based startup Cargomatic competes in the local freight-matching marketplace, using technology to connect drivers and shippers without all the back office red tape. The company has rebuilt its C-suite over the last several months, bringing on new talent in the hopes of propelling itself toward further innovation.  The company currently connects drivers and shippers in […]

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 […]

Opus9 expands into port drayage – FreightWaves – Chris Dupin

Digital truck broker initially operating in Los Angeles, Long Beach, New York/New Jersey and Savannah.    Opus9, a digital freight broker that connects shippers and motor carriers, says its computer platform now can be used to arrange drayage moves as well as full truckload and less-than-truckload haulage.   Opus9 launched its platform last September and added […]

Digital Freight Brokers Turn Physical With Truck Equipment Pools – WSJ – By Jennifer Smith

Digital freight marketplaces that connect shippers and truckers online are turning toward more physical operations by offering the equipment that cargo carriers need to move loads. Freight-matching startups Convoy and Uber Technologies Inc. ’s Freight division recently launched fleets of trailers that shippers can preload with goods to speed up cargo transfers for drivers and […]