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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 […]

Is disruption finally underway in the freight brokerage industry? – FreightWaves – Brian Aoaeh

FreightWaves is providing a forum – Market Voices – for a number of market experts. Brian Laung Aoaeh writes about the reinvention of global supply chains, from the perspective of an early-stage technology venture capitalist. He is the co-founder of REFASHIOND Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund that is being built from the ground up […]

Getting ready for Demo Day at MarketWaves, part 3: more companies and what they’ll be showing

This is the third in a series previewing companies that will be presenting their technology solutions at Demo Day next week as part of MarketWaves18 near Dallas. You can see our earlier stories here and here.  Shipwell Shipwell is an online freight platform that assists small and medium-sized businesses to leverage data, and helps reduce […]

Futuristic logistics concepts industry’s best hope for infrastructure investment? – American Shipper – American Shipper Staff

As a complete overhaul of U.S. infrastructure looms, private investment in once far-fetched ideas and alternative technologies like Hyperloop might be the freight industry’s best chance at revamping outdated and overworked transportation assets.    Much of the policy discussion underlying the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign can be traced to a single issue: jobs. While this […]

The Shape of Logistics Things to Come – MH&L – Dave Blanchard

The Eagles once sang, “Things in this life change very slowly, if they ever change at all,” and certainly for most of the history of logistics, those words rang true. While we can all point to certain major events over the past century that did indeed change things as we knew them—containerization, deregulation, overnight deliveries—by […]