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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 […]

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 – […]

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 […]

Witnesses: Digitization would aid infrastructure – FreightWaves – Jon Shumake

A Senate subcommittee is told technology should be incorporated into surface transportation reauthorization.    New and emerging digital technologies that improve supply chain efficiency should be incorporated into the next surface transportation reauthorization bill, witnesses told the Senate Transportation and Safety Subcommittee on Wednesday.     “Just as federal, state and local governments could improve infrastructure, […]

All that you need to know on Uber’s run-up to its IPO – FreightWaves – Vishnu Rajamanickam, Staff Writer

After a decade since the launch of Uber Technologies Inc. (formerly UberCab 2009-11), the public is finally getting to own a piece of the cab-hailing giant. Uber (NYSE: UBER) opened its trading today on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, with an initial public offering (IPO) price of $45 per share — finally […]

ICONIQ is not going to merge Truckstop.com with Uber Freight or Convoy (or any other freight brokerage) – FreightWaves – Craig Fuller, CEO at FreightWaves

Image: Truckstop.com Commentary A recent article inLandline Magazine, authored by John Bendel suggested that ICONIQ might have plans to merge Truckstop.com with Convoy or Uber Freight, on the back of their recent majority investment. This is not the first time I heard speculation that someone in the freight brokerage business might merge with one of […]

Port Report: Ocean freight keeps up digital move as industry gets props for its tech savvy – FreightWaves – Michael Angell, Bulk and Intermodal Editor

NYSHEX looks to bring in other trade lanes to its platform while Freightos sees ocean shipping outmatching other modes in digital drive. NYSHEX, the digital ocean freight platform, wants to expand its market reach into China after last year’s launch of its U.S. service offerings. The four-year old company is looking to add container booking […]

Indonesian digital freight startup Kargo Technologies raises $7.6 million in seed funding – FreightWaves – Vishnu Rajamanickam, Staff Writer

Kargo Technologies, an Indonesia-based logistics startup, has raised $7.6 million in its seed round of funding, led by Sequoia Capital India. The investment round also saw Uber founder Travis Kalanick’s 10100 Fund join the funding round, along with Patrick Walujo, the co-founder of Northstar Group. Kargo is a digital freight marketplace that plans to connect […]

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 […]