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Transfix’s new chief revenue officer wants to change digital brokerage’s business model – FreightWaves – John Paul Hampstead, Associate Editor

Transfix, the venture capital-backed digital freight marketplace based in New York City, announced that Ahmad El-Dardiry joined the company as its new chief revenue officer. El-Dardiry comes to Transfix from a 19-year stint at Intel Corporation, where most recently he managed cloud computing, memory and storage enterprise sales in the Americas, Asia and global industry […]

Why Road Freight Needs to Go Digital—Fast

Road freight incumbents may not like it, but disruption from digital challengers is on their doorstep. Having transformed consumer-oriented industries such as retail, entertainment, and travel, digital startups are beginning to make inroads in commercial-oriented industries. Road freight, which is highly fragmented and dominated by manual processes, is seen by digital challengers as overdue for […]

Tight truck capacity shining spotlight on freight matchmakers – American Shipper – American Shipper Staff

The trucking industry is at an exciting but confusing point when it comes to digital load-matching technology and shippers will be brought along for the ride.    A few years ago, the domestic truckload market was seen as a logical place for the sharing economy to take hold.   The theory went something like this: The […]

New Omnitracs CEO wants the ‘Holy Grail’ of trucking – CCJ – Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

Three weeks into his new job as the chief executive of Omnitracs, Ray Greer sat for lunch with trucking media and analysts at the company’s Outlook user conference in Nashville, Feb. 27. Before leading Omnitracs, a mobile fleet management technology provider, Greer was the president of BNSF Logistics, a large third-party logistics (3PL) firm. BNSF […]

Convoy and Uber Freight take on US truck brokerage – JOC – Chris Barnett, Special Correspondent

Convoy, backed by billionaire tech pioneers Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, and Uber Freight, an offshoot of the globally disruptive ride-sharing giant, are trying to grab a slice of the fragmented US truck brokerage market, taking different routes to lure skeptical drivers and capacity-hungry shippers. The two technology startups are attempting to persuade US shippers […]

Empowering drivers: 5 companies disrupting the supply chain ecosystem – FreightWaves – Chad Prevost

Call it the Internet of Things, the Sharing Economy, a result of the ELD mandate, but with the emergence of blockchain-style applications we are witnessing a digital gold rush when it comes to technologies bent on improving supply chains. (Photo/Shutterstock) Given the early nature of blockchain technology, corporations and consortia all across the globe are […]

Key takeaways from Morgan Stanley’s Blockchain in Freight report – FreightWaves – John Paul Hampstead, Associate Editor

On Black Friday, Morgan Stanley released a 50-page research paper called “Blockchain in Freight Transportation: Early Days Yet but Worth the Hype.” Morgan Stanley expects that blockchain-enabled smart contracts will be widely available for commercial use in 2018 (see: Blockchain in Transport Alliance), with more sophisticated applications coming out in 2020. Morgan Stanley believes the […]

Freight brokers, 3pls will search for capacity using e-log data from truckers Aaron Huff| CCJ – @AaronHuffCCJ

During the last year or two, a number of companies have developed online platforms that connect all parties involved in freight transactions. Most of these include a mobile app that drivers use to streamline communications with motor carriers, brokers, 3pls and shippers. Drivers with capacity, be they independent operators or small fleet owners, are using these apps to […]

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