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Ready for Your Next Challenge? These 9 LA Companies Are Hiring.

Article written by Madeline Hester What do we mean we say “company culture”? For some employees, it means virtual happy hours. For others, charitable contributions to important causes that reflect the company mission’s statement. It can be a high standard of delivering the best work. Or it can simply be “fun.” “I know that sounds […]

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 […]

Digital Freight: The Race to Automate Truck Brokerage

Written by Benjamin Gordon In the race to digitize the truck brokerage market, will the winner be an incumbent or a challenger? The upside is enormous. Trucking is a $734 billion market. Truckload and less-than-truckload revenue constitute close to $400 billion. If 20% of that market is outsourced, then truck brokerage spending totals $80 billion. […]

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 Invests $200 Million to Expand Freight Trucking – Supply Chain 247 – By 24/7 Staff

Uber & Uber Freight Investment As reported by The Verge, Uber will invest $200 million and hire thousands of engineers to bolster its two-year-old long-haul trucking venture, Uber Freight, the company announced today. It’s a huge vote of confidence in Uber’s growing freight division, even as Uber’s overall business continues to hemorrhage billions of dollars every […]

Uber Freight Opens HQ in Chicago With Expansive Plans – Roger Gilroy | Transport Topics – Staff Reporter

A driver looks at the Uber Freight app. (Uber Technologies Inc.) [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Uber Freight, the load-matching business unit of Uber Technologies Inc., announced it has opened its new headquarters in Chicago and plans to hire 2,000 employees over the next three years to handle engineering […]

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, […]

Improving digital freight markets: lessons from history – FreightWaves –

The digitization of the supply chain industry has been all the buzz in recent years. From lumpers on the freight docks in Erie, Pennsylvania to the Patagonia-clad investors of Silicon Valley, everyone seems to be talking about technology “disrupting” logistics. The areas of disruption and digital freight matching have been well-covered by folks across the […]

McLeod predicts ‘shake out’ coming for private equity in trucking tech Aaron Huff| CCJ – @AaronHuffCCJ

On Aug. 26 at the 2019 McLeod Software user conference, more than 1,000 attendees were advised on how to take advantage of current economic conditions. “Set your sails in the direction the wind is blowing,” said Tom McLeod, president of the Birmingham, Ala.-based company that offers enterprise-wide transportation management software (TMS) for motor carriers and […]

Tom McLeod: we’re building digital freight brokerage technology – John Paul Hampstead, Associate Editor

On Monday morning, August 26, Tom McLeod, president of McLeod Software, opened the company’s 2019 User Conference at the Gaylord Rockies in Aurora, Colorado, with prepared remarks.  While McLeod’s talk was ostensibly an overview of the company’s current projects and new offerings, the subtext was that McLeod Software has technology for freight brokerage every bit […]

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