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Convoy offering provides shippers and stakeholders with API access to its digital freight network – By Jeff Berman, Logistics Management – Group News Editor

Seattle-based digital freight broker Convoy announced today it has released a new offering that provides TMS (Transportation Management Systems) providers, Managed Transportation Providers (MTP) and other logistics stakeholders with access to its automated real-time pricing and capacity for live and drop-and-hook loads. Entitled Convoy Now, company officials described this offering as a suite of application […]

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 […]

Shippers, 3pls, carriers using new tech to build dedicated freight lanes – CCJ – Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

Increasingly, the trends in transportation technology are being driven by e-commerce and the “Amazon Effect.” Transportation companies are investing in new IT systems to fulfill orders with compressed lead times and higher service requirements. AFN Logistics, a Chicago-based 3PL that specializes in supply chain fulfillment for major retailers, is using technology to thrive in the […]

2018 Truckload Brokerage Roundtable: Game On – Logistics Management – By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor

No matter who you talk to about the trucking market, one thing is very clear: market conditions just may be the best that they’ve ever been. There are a host of reasons for this, including strong demand, tight capacity and a growing economy. What’s more, the truckload brokerage market, a segment that continues to see […]

FreightFriend seeks to be the LinkedIn of freight matching – FreightWaves – Chad Prevost

Digital networks between trusted partners will make freight procurement automatic and proactive, according to Noam Frankel, who launched a pioneering freight brokerage American Backhaulers and now is CEO of FreightFriend. “Finding trucks is still too labor intensive,” Frankel tells FreightWaves. “The stage is set for digital freight capacity exchanges.” Throughout his logistics career, Frankel developed […]

Trucker Tools sees fast growth from Smart Capacity – CCJ – Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

Trucker Tools LLC, which provides a portfolio of mobile, web-based applications for matching and managing loads with trucks, announced two recent milestones. The first milestone is signing its 50th freight-broker customer to Smart Capacity, which it launched six months ago. Smart Capacity has predictive freight-matching and capacity management tools for freight brokers. The technology is […]

Loadtap develops new predictive freight matching technology – CCJ – Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

In 2013, chemical engineer Paramvir Sandhu was working on new formulations for the Armor All/STP Products Company when an “entrepreneurial itch” led him to the trucking industry. He decided to start a trucking company, WF Logistics, with his cousin who had attended the same master’s program at Colorado State University. Their company was generating “a […]

Trucker Tools integrates freight matching tech with MercuryGate TMS – CCJ – Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

Trucker Tools, provider of a driver smartphone app, load tracking and freight matching technology, has integrated its Smart Capacity platform with the MercuryGate Transportation Management Software (TMS). Smart Capacity is a freight matching platform used by third-party logistics providers (3PLs) and carriers. Its freight matching capabilities are more advanced than the current load boards and […]