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McLeod Expands AI, Driver Choice in Time of Transformational Change – Transport Topics – Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features

Tom McLeod says the trucking industry is undergoing a time of significant change, but change can yield opportunity. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics) [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] DENVER — Harnessing artificial intelligence and enabling more driver input are among the ways McLeod Software is participating in what CEO Tom McLeod […]

How to survive intensifying supply chain competition – FreightWaves – John Paul Hampstead, Associate Editor

Companies who operate in the rapidly digitizing supply chain need game-changing technology that will make their operations more efficient, faster, and smarter. The pace of change in freight is heating up. A renewed wave of competition — perhaps the most profound since trucking was deregulated in 1980 — is forcing companies in the space to […]

KeepTruckin Adds $149 Million in Funding to Build Up Freight Platform – WSJ – By Jennifer Smith

KeepTruckin Inc., whose technology helps carriers manage fleets and track driver behavior, said it has raised $149 million to build out an online freight-matching platform and other new products in an increasingly active market for digital freight services. The Series D funding round gave the six-year-old San Francisco-based startup a valuation of $1.2 billion, up […]

FreightWaves featured in the Breakout List of high potential and growth startups – FreightWaves – Linda Baker, Staff Writer

The Breakout List of high potential and high growth start-ups for 2019 has been published, and FreightWaves is on the list, finding itself in the company of several renowned companies including Flexport, Clearbit, Bolt, Airtable, Reserve, comma.ai and DeepMind. To perceive the list’s relevance, it is essential to understand the essence of ‘breakout trajectory,’ and […]

FreightWaves secures $20 million in Series B funding from corporate and strategic investors – FreightWaves Staff

FreightWaves founder and CEO Craig Fuller at marketwaves18. photo credit: FreightWaves/josh roden FreightWaves closes $20 million Series B funding round FreightWaves, the leading provider of data and news for global freight markets, announced that it has successfully raised $20 million in a Series B financing round, bringing its total funding to nearly $40 million. The […]

Getting ready for Demo Day at MarketWaves18, part 2: what several more companies are going to show

Recently, we highlighted several companies who will be exhibiting software solutions at Demo Day, part of MarketWaves18. We continue our review here. Redwood Logistics Redwood Logistics is a next-generation freight management provider powered by a high-growth strategy, a commitment to forming long-lasting partnerships and an emphasis on maintaining a company culture that stimulates ingenuity and […]

In capacity crunch, fleets using trailer technology to move more freight – CCJ – Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

The rate pendulum has been in the corner of motor carriers in 2018 and will likely stay put through 2019. The DAT North American Freight Index, a monthly measure of demand for spot market freight, shows that rates peaked in June at 18 percent above the same time last year, and then dipped slightly in […]

Freight matching Cargo Chief announces new data partnership – FreightWaves – Chad Prevost

(Photo: Shutterstock) ghTrack will be integrated into Cargo Chief’s data streams alerting brokers and transport companies about empty trucks in specific areas that are ready to drive a load Supply chain data aggregation firm GateHouse Logistics  and 3PL technology provider Cargo Chief yesterday announced a partnership that could see a nationwide network of more than […]

Freight Brokers Using Technology to Automate Processes – Transport Topics

Panelists (from left) Jason Kerner of Project 44, Robert Nathan of LoadDelivered, Tom Heine of Aljex Software, Noam Frankel of FreightFriend, Scott Moscrip of Truckstop.com and moderator Ramona Hood of FedEx Supply Chain. (Daniel P. Bearth/TT) PALM DESERT, Calif. — Automation isn’t just for trucks. There was plenty of evidence at the Transportation Intermediaries Association […]

BlackBerry comes back with Radar for asset tracking, cargo monitoring, freight matching – CCJ – Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

BlackBerry devices were once the most popular connectivity tools for business professionals. Many became skilled, and perhaps addicted, to feverishly tapping out emails using the miniature keyboards of their “CrackBerry” devices. Then, in 2007, Apple came out with the iPhone and others quickly jumped on the bandwagon to develop smartphones with full touchscreens, high-definition cameras […]