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The ‘Uber for trucking’ tries to navigate some Uber-scale problems – Dina Bass | Oct 29 2019 at 06:00 AM

Amit Sekhri took up trucking in the thick of the Great Recession, drawn in part by the freedom of driving the open roads. He was prepared for long hours and weeks away from home. But two of his biggest—and least expected—gripes were the constant phone calls and late payments. Like many truckers, Sekhri booked his […]

VeriTread online freight-matching marketplace lightens the load of heavy-haul transport – FreightWaves – Jack Glenn

Relocating oversized construction equipment poses the twin challenges of finding someone to haul the equipment and figuring out how to load it. VeriTread Founder and CEO Jeff Cox has made it his mission to simplify that process. Cox gave insights on his company’s role in the heavy-haul transport industry with FreightWaves CEO Craig Fuller on […]

McLeod predicts ‘shake out’ coming for private equity in trucking tech Aaron Huff| CCJ – @AaronHuffCCJ

On Aug. 26 at the 2019 McLeod Software user conference, more than 1,000 attendees were advised on how to take advantage of current economic conditions. “Set your sails in the direction the wind is blowing,” said Tom McLeod, president of the Birmingham, Ala.-based company that offers enterprise-wide transportation management software (TMS) for motor carriers and […]

Cart Before the Horse: Digital Freight Matching, A.I. and Machine Learning for Freight –

Cart Before the Horse: Digital Freight Matching, A.I. and Machine Learning for Freight 5/8/2019 Strategy and Innovation Technology Technologies are assisting to automate tasks that require lots of repetition and grunt work, allowing people to focus on tasks that require a human touch. In the case of brokerages, it would be impossible for their carrier […]

Keeping the freight and trucks rolling on US roads – there’s an app for that – The LoadStar – Cathy Morrow Robinson

© Grapestock By Cathy Morrow Roberson  04/09/2019 The number of employees in truck transportation increased 2% from June to July, and is up more than 2% year on year, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. And as the number of employees grows, so do volumes.   The American Trucking Association recently published its revised forecast for the industry, anticipating […]

18-Wheelers At App Speed: An $800M Startup Is Trying To Pull An Uber On The Trucking Business – Forbes – Amy Feldman Forbes Staff

At 12, Drew McElroy was in trucking. His parents ran a freight brokerage operation out of a spare bedroom in Milltown, New Jersey—connecting truck owners to companies that needed to move goods—and he helped out by working the phones. Fifteen years later, a light bulb went off. Weren’t truck brokers doing the same thing that […]

Tech 25: Silicon Valley money and the network effect lead Convoy to #4 – NewsTechnology Freight.

Just three years after its founding in Seattle by two former Amazon executives, the leading digital freight brokerage Convoy reached a unicorn valuation and took the #4 spot in the Freight.Tech 25. Dan Lewis, co-founder and CEO, worked at Microsoft and Google before serving as the GM of New Shopping Experiences at Amazon. Grant Goodale, […]

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 […]

MarketWaves18 Demo Day Round 2 – FreightWaves

Round two of Demo Day saw some strong tech contenders. Cutting-edge freight tech startups and innovators give an intimate live product demo on the latest technologies changing the industry. The second round of ten live technologies demonstrations at MarketWaves18 included collaborative, blockchain-based logistics platforms, software that integrated directly into devices onboard a truck, and AI […]

Getting ready for Demo Day, part 4: wrapping up what companies are going to show

This is our final installment of a four-part series of previews that describe applications that will be shown Monday, November 12 at Demo Day, part of MarketWaves18. You can see the other installments of this series here and here and here.   Opus9 Opus9 is a digital 3PL startup for U.S. shippers that provides automated […]

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