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Can transportation companies thrive with everyone working from home?

On this episode of “Great Quarter, Guys” we discuss with Ryan Schreiber at CarrierDirect how prepared trucking companies are to have their entire staff work remotely. We will learn how good their communication systems and operational processes are very soon. Plus, we interview Doug Schrier, VP of Product and Innovation at Transflo, about their new […]

Convoy Enhances App, Giving Carriers Access to More Spot Freight – John Sommers II for Transport Topics

 Convoy booth at an industry show by John Sommers II for Transport Topics [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Digital freight broker Convoy launched direct-from-shipper loads nationwide, a feature intended to provide carriers access to 10 times the amount of spot freight from America’s largest shippers. Convoy connects carriers to shippers […]

Pilot rebrands truck brokerage to offer real-time FTL solutions – AJOT | Nov 01 2019 at 11:53 AM

Glen Mills, PA – Pilot Freight Services (Pilot), a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, introduces Pilot Truck Brokerage, the newly rebranded brokerage service based in Pilot San Diego formerly known as A & O Logistics. Pilot Truck Brokerage utilizes Tech Suite, which enables customers or operators to shop full truck load pricing in […]

InstaFreight solves road freight visibility issues through digitalization – FreightWaves – Vishnu Rajamanickam, Staff Writer

 InstaFreight solves road freight visibility issues through digitalization (Photo: Shutterstock) Much like the road freight industry in the U.S., its European counterpart suffers from similar issues with fragmentation and low visibility into logistics operations, brought about by the lack of digitalization across large swathes of the market. Through its customs regulations, the European Union has […]

digital freight marketplaces are not a new phenomenon – The Loadstar – Cathy Morrow Robinson

© Snowingg | Dreamstime.com By Cathy Morrow Roberson  25/10/2019 Managing orders and assets in a transparent, real-time and predictive manner are the basics of a number of digital freight marketplaces that have emerged in the past few years. Locating capacity, either accepting a set rate or bidding on a rate, tracking the freight in real time […]

Traditional freight brokers investing millions to stay on top – FreightWaves – Ben Thrower, Contributor 09/23/2019

 New technologies are changing the way the freight brokerage industry performs day-to-day operations. (Image: Jim Allen/FreightWaves) New technologies are changing the way the freight brokerage industry performs day-to-day operations. For the past several years it has been the consensus in the industry that the freight brokerage market is headed in the direction of doing everything […]

Uber Freight, leveraging network density, introduces Bundles and expands Powerloop

Uber Freight announced today that it is expanding its signature drop trailer program Powerloop to California and that it is rolling out a new nationwide offering, Bundles, which allows carriers to book backhaul loads simultaneously with headhaul loads. Both of these moves highlight Uber Freight’s increasing network density as the digital freight brokerage continues to […]

Convoy offering provides shippers and stakeholders with API access to its digital freight network – By Jeff Berman, Logistics Management – Group News Editor

Seattle-based digital freight broker Convoy announced today it has released a new offering that provides TMS (Transportation Management Systems) providers, Managed Transportation Providers (MTP) and other logistics stakeholders with access to its automated real-time pricing and capacity for live and drop-and-hook loads. Entitled Convoy Now, company officials described this offering as a suite of application […]

Why digital freight brokers might fail to disrupt the freight brokerage industry

Written by Brian Aoeah The news about Convoy raising capital at a multi-billion dollar valuation got me thinking again about innovation, technology, and disruption in the freight brokerage market. It also comes on the heels of; “What Are Digital Freight Brokers Worth?”, an extensive research report published by FreightWaves’ proprietary research desk, Freight Intel – […]

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 […]

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