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Convoy Enhances App, Giving Carriers Access to More Spot Freight – John Sommers II for Transport Topics

 Convoy booth at an industry show by John Sommers II for Transport Topics [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Digital freight broker Convoy launched direct-from-shipper loads nationwide, a feature intended to provide carriers access to 10 times the amount of spot freight from America’s largest shippers. Convoy connects carriers to shippers […]

Automated Freight Bidding Tools Pay Dividends for Shippers, Carriers and 3PLs – Supply Chain 247 – By SMC³

Striving For Procurement Optimization At the start of the New Year, it’s common for freight shippers striving for an optimized supply chain to review their carrier options to make sure they use the ideal mix of freight transportation providers. In 2019, this procurement business has lasted the entire year, as shippers and 3PLs look to […]

Convoy introduces automated bidding feature for carriers – All Resources – Logistics Management – By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor

Seattle-based digital freight broker Convoy rolled out automated bidding for its Request a Load service offering, which is geared towards United States-based motor carriers. Request a Load is a key component of the Convoy app deployed by carriers and allows them to directly share preferences and get them the loads they want with less effort. […]

Andrew, Michael Leto Secure Funding for New Online Freight Marketplace – Transport Topics

Entrepreneurial Brothers Founded GlobalTranz Enterprises, 10-4 Systems Andrew (left) and Michael Leto are launching a new software platform called Emerge. (Emerge) Serial entrepreneurs Andrew and Michael Leto, who started GlobalTranz Enterprises and 10-4 Systems, both of which were sold earlier this year, are launching a new enterprise. It is a software platform called Emerge that […]

New FourKites tool predicts capacity for shippers using ELD data – CCJ – Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

Last year, about 20 of the nation’s largest shippers, who represent $20 billion in annual freight spend, came to Chicago for a customer advisory board meeting with FourKites. More than 200 of the largest Fortune 1000 shippers use FourKites for shipment tracking, analytics and other applications. The company’s freight visibility platform integrates with the ELD […]

Transport Pro TMS unveils Load Beacon freight tracking service – CCJ – Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

Transport Pro, a web-based transportation management software provider, has a new freight tracking service called Load Beacon. Transport Pro subscribers are non-asset transportation and logistics providers. With the new in-house freight tracking service, its freight brokerage customers can share freight visibility from the Transport Pro TMS platform directly with shippers and freight managers. Many brokers […]

App-Enabled Freight Platforms Help Small Carriers Find Loads, Boost Efficiency – Transport Topics – Mindy Long

The Uber Freight app provides drivers with upfront load pricing and quick payment, the company says. (Uber Freight) Large fleets typically have been the first to benefit from the spread of technology in trucking, but digital freight brokers are working to extend some of the same advantages to smaller carriers and independent drivers. Companies such […]

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 […]

Uber Freight adds advance truck posting, load searching tools – CCJ – CCJ Staff

Advance truck posting and load searching tools are being added to the Uber Freight brokerage’s mobile software for truckers utilizing it. Following last August’s introduction of a set of personalized features for app users, the two new features will give users more load planning functionality while working within the company freight pool. The new “Post […]