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Loadsmart, Starsky Robotics Dispatch Autonomous Truck Automatically – Transport Topics

In June, Starsky Robotics performed the first fully unmanned test on a public highway with real traffic. (Starsky Robotics/YouTube) [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Loadsmart and Starsky Robotics said the companies have automatically dispatched an autonomous truck to haul freight. The truck was successfully priced, tendered and booked via […]

FreightWaves Freight Intel Group researches “everything freight and logistics” – FreightWaves – Scott Mall, Managing Editor of Copy

As another service of FreightWaves SONAR, the Freightwaves Freight Intel Group was launched recently and is publishing in-depth research on “everything freight and logistics,” as Senior Research Analyst and team member Seth Holm described the Group’s mission. “We will be doing deep dives into topics that are most important to our industry, the inner workings […]

Turvo Raises $60 Million in Series B Funding – Transport Topics

Turvo, a collaborative logistics platform, announced Nov. 8 it had raised $60 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Mubadala Ventures and accompanied by G2VP and Next 47. San Francisco-based Turvo has sought to develop an Internet of Things software platform that creates the “Internet of Shipping,” connecting people, businesses, applications and […]

C.H. Robinson moving loads with data science Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

Data scientists at Amazon and other e-commerce sites are experts at configuring algorithms to mine the search and purchase histories of consumers to recommend new products. Motor carriers are experiencing a similar phenomenon from some freight brokers and third-party logistics providers (3pls). Loads matching their present and future needs are being offered through apps, websites […]

Evolution of E-commerce: The possibilities of tomorrow – Logistics Management – By Roberto Michel

The rapid growth of e-commerce is driving deep changes in logistics, from tightening up trucking capacity to elevating the importance of final-mile delivery processes. To respond, logistics managers now need to think in terms of systems that they can leverage today to make processes more efficient, while also keeping an eye on longer-term developments that […]

DTNA bullish on 2018 truck market, outlines future technology initiatives – CCJ – Jeff Crissey| @JeffCrisseyCCJ

On the heels of one of the best years in the company’s history, Daimler Trucks North America plans to continue efforts to diversify its North American parts distribution strategy and leverage global Daimler resources to develop and introduce new technologies related to connectivity, electrified powertrains and automated driving. Driven largely by 46,000 orders for the […]

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 […]

The Shape of Logistics Things to Come – MH&L – Dave Blanchard

The Eagles once sang, “Things in this life change very slowly, if they ever change at all,” and certainly for most of the history of logistics, those words rang true. While we can all point to certain major events over the past century that did indeed change things as we knew them—containerization, deregulation, overnight deliveries—by […]

2017 Truckload Brokerage Roundtable: Technology continues to connect the dots – Logistics Management – By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor

Even though the U.S. GDP remains stagnant and retail sales continue to plod along, it hasn’t had much of an effect on the ever-expanding truckload brokerage market. At a time when capacity remains readily available and shippers aren’t scrambling for loads, the market is brimming with new entrants vying to make a name for themselves. […]

TaaS and the future disruptions of transportation – FreightWaves – Brian Straight

Transportation as a Service is just one way the industry will change in the years ahead TaaS. It seems like another in a long line of acronyms that have infiltrated the transportation industry with technologies promising to disrupt the world as we know it. But what is TaaS, and why will this be an acronym […]