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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 […]

digital freight marketplaces are not a new phenomenon – The Loadstar – Cathy Morrow Robinson

© Snowingg | Dreamstime.com By Cathy Morrow Roberson  25/10/2019 Managing orders and assets in a transparent, real-time and predictive manner are the basics of a number of digital freight marketplaces that have emerged in the past few years. Locating capacity, either accepting a set rate or bidding on a rate, tracking the freight in real time […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

FourKites Adds ‘Predictive’ Load Matching Service – Transport Topics – Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer

FourKites FourKites, a load tracking firm, is tapping a former UberFreight executive to head up a new service offering predictive capacity management to shippers and carriers. “This is the next big opportunity in supply chain and logistics,” said Matt Elenjickal, founder and CEO of FourKites, in announcing the hiring of Kristopher Glotzbach as vice president […]

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