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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 […]

Dwell time the top factor in carriers’ ratings of Uber Freight shippers and receivers – CCJ – CCJ Staff

Uber Freight, whose freight-matching platform is geared toward small carriers, released Thursday its first Facility Insights Report, a collection of high-level conclusions based on drivers’ ratings of shippers and receivers. Of little surprise, the factor that weighed most heavily in drivers’ ratings of facilities was turn-around time at shippers or receivers, both in positive and […]

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 […]

Uber Freight now lets carriers and drivers rate facilities, experiences at shippers and receivers – CCJ – Todd Dills| @Channel19Todd

With a goal in part to facilitate information sharing among its carrier/driver networks and closer collaboration with its shipper/consignee customers, Uber Freight has introduced a facility ratings and reviews feature that enables carriers using the platform to rate their experiences at load and unload locations as well as post reviews and tips for other drivers […]

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 at MarketWaves, part 3: more companies and what they’ll be showing

This is the third in a series previewing companies that will be presenting their technology solutions at Demo Day next week as part of MarketWaves18 near Dallas. You can see our earlier stories here and here.  Shipwell Shipwell is an online freight platform that assists small and medium-sized businesses to leverage data, and helps reduce […]

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 […]

New Uber Freight offering focuses on increasing fleet productivity

Earlier today, Uber Freight announced the introduction of a new offering that providers motor carriers with multiple trucks a way to more efficiently manage operations and increase productivity. Entitled “Fleet Mode,” Uber said in a blog posting that this tool, which is part of the Uber Freight app, allows “carriers and their dispatchers to find, […]

Demo day session 3: 10 companies building solutions – FreightWaves – Chad Prevost

(Photo: Shutterstock) Logistical Labs is a saas-based suite of tools. Concentrating on the intermodal load decks. They typically start with two or three years of a customers data, but they’re flexible with whatever they may need. But if you do, you’re working with big data. They can put an unlimited amount of market sources. They’ve […]

Demo Session 4: Tracking and managing cargo, assets – FreightWaves – Brian Straight

The final session of Demo Day on Tuesday at FreightWaves’ Transparency18 conference in Atlanta did not disappoint, building on the success of the first three sessions and closing out the day, which ended with a BBQ sponsored by Triumph and a performance from the Emerald City band for attendees. Demo Day featured 4 sessions of […]