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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 […]

The Rise of Digital Freight Matching and How It Works – By Rafael Granato – Supply Chain 247

U.S. Trucking Companies Many people don’t realize it, but the majority of U.S. trucking companies are not large organizations like Knight-Swift, J.B. Hunt, and Schneider. In fact, about 97% of carriers in the U.S. operate 20 or fewer trucks (while 90% of those operate with six or fewer trucks). The national economy depends on trucks to deliver […]

Load-matching app Convoy adds automated reload feature – CCJ – CCJ Staff

Freight-matching brokerage Convoy announced Thursday a new function in its app, Automated Reloads, that allows carriers to book multiple loads at a time, all without any human intervention. Convoy touts the program as one that can boost driver earnings, minimize unloaded miles and eliminate wait times between loads. Convoy’s algorithm “evaluates and continuously optimizes how […]

Convoy Creates Method for Drivers to Book Multiple Loads at Once – Roger Gilroy | Transport Topics – Staff Reporter

Convoy booth at MATS by John Sommers II for Transport Topics [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Digital freight broker Convoy announced Automated Reloads, an app-based program that allows drivers to book multiple loads of freight at one time. The move comes as the industry is paying greater attention to […]

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 […]

Digital freight management helps bridge gap between shippers and carriers – FreightWaves – Ashley Coker, Editor –

Image: Jim Allen/FreightWaves Choptank Transport is on a mission to turn its remaining manual processes into more efficient digital strategies. The quick-growing logistics service provider is hopeful that the transformation will bring revenue growth and help scale the business. Choptank has partnered with Trucker Tools to make the transition. The company began using Trucker Tools’ […]

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 […]

Load-matching app downloads and stickiness leaderboard released by CarrierLists – FreightWaves – John Paul Hampstead, Associate Editor

CarrierLists, a firm that surveys small trucking carriers about their equipment, location and preferred lanes, has published the results of its digital freight brokerage/load-matching app study. In a survey conducted during January 2019, 113 small carriers (three trucks or fewer) answered questions about which load-matching apps they had downloaded and which ones they used on […]

Freight.Tech 25: automation and customization drive Uber Freight to #6

At MarketWaves18, FreightWaves announced the Freight.Tech 25, the industry’s list of the most innovative and disruptive companies in transportation and logistics: Uber Freight took the sixth position. In business media, especially when it comes to technology startups, writers like to throw around the adjective ‘disruptive’, and in most circumstances the descriptor is inappropriate. Most companies—even […]

FourKites Adds ‘Predictive’ Load Matching Service – Transport Topics – Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer

FourKites FourKites, a load tracking firm, is tapping a former UberFreight executive to head up a new service offering predictive capacity management to shippers and carriers. “This is the next big opportunity in supply chain and logistics,” said Matt Elenjickal, founder and CEO of FourKites, in announcing the hiring of Kristopher Glotzbach as vice president […]