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Transportation 101: Understanding How to Manage Your Freight Spend

When it comes to managing your freight spend, there are a few options to consider. The three traditional methods are the use of a transportation management system (TMS), transportation execution system (TES), and managed transportation services (MTS). Ultimately it comes down to whether shippers want to manage their freight spend in-house or outsource it. We […]

Convoy ups its number of TMS partners to 12, for dynamic pricing capability

Article written by Jeff Berman Convoy officials said that this announcement now brings its total TMS integrations to 12, which, it added, makes the Convoy digital freight network (DFN) pricing capability the “most widely available in the industry”, Late last week, Seattle-based digital freight network Convoy heralded new partnerships with various transportation management system (TMS) service providers. The TMS […]

Brokers Operate at Peak Performance and Entirely Remotely using EKA Platform

SALT LAKE CITY, March 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — EKA Solutions, Inc., provider of a cloud-based integrated freight management ecosystem platform, announced today that many of its customers are successfully operating entirely remotely using its Omni-TMS™ Platform. This follows EKA’s announcement yesterday of its special Omni-TMS® platform offer to Brokers who wish to operate their business partly or entirely […]

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 […]

Convoy offering provides shippers and stakeholders with API access to its digital freight network – By Jeff Berman, Logistics Management – Group News Editor

Seattle-based digital freight broker Convoy announced today it has released a new offering that provides TMS (Transportation Management Systems) providers, Managed Transportation Providers (MTP) and other logistics stakeholders with access to its automated real-time pricing and capacity for live and drop-and-hook loads. Entitled Convoy Now, company officials described this offering as a suite of application […]

Masters of Logistics 28th Edition: Find your digital direction – Logistics Management

Given the number of available and emerging digital solutions capable of transforming and improving logistics and supply chain operations, why are many firms still spinning their wheels instead of driving forward? By Mary C. Holcomb, Ph.D., professor, University of Tennessee; Christopher A. Boone, Ph.D., assistant professor, Mississippi State University; Karl B. Manrodt, Ph.D., professor, Georgia College […]

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 […]

Truck Technology Startup Raises $97 Million for Port Freight Plan – WSJ – By Erica E. Phillips

The developer of a freight-matching app for truck drivers and shippers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has raised $97 million in new funding as the startup works to improve its fledgling technology and expand to other ports. NEXT Trucking Inc. said Wednesday that Brookfield Asset Management Inc. ’s venture investment arm […]

GlobalTranz develops next-gen software for its 3PL business – CCJ – CCJ Staff

GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., a technology and third party logistics company, announced the release of the next generation of GTZcommand software to monitor and manage logistics operations and transportation networks. The functionality of GTZcommand includes automated digital freight matching; real-time tracking and notifications; rate, quote, order and workflow management; robust and intuitive real-time analytics; configurable business […]