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Uber Freight, leveraging network density, introduces Bundles and expands Powerloop

Uber Freight announced today that it is expanding its signature drop trailer program Powerloop to California and that it is rolling out a new nationwide offering, Bundles, which allows carriers to book backhaul loads simultaneously with headhaul loads. Both of these moves highlight Uber Freight’s increasing network density as the digital freight brokerage continues to […]

The Rise of Digital Freight Matching and How It Works – By Rafael Granato – Supply Chain 247

U.S. Trucking Companies Many people don’t realize it, but the majority of U.S. trucking companies are not large organizations like Knight-Swift, J.B. Hunt, and Schneider. In fact, about 97% of carriers in the U.S. operate 20 or fewer trucks (while 90% of those operate with six or fewer trucks). The national economy depends on trucks to deliver […]

Load-matching app Convoy adds automated reload feature – CCJ – CCJ Staff

Freight-matching brokerage Convoy announced Thursday a new function in its app, Automated Reloads, that allows carriers to book multiple loads at a time, all without any human intervention. Convoy touts the program as one that can boost driver earnings, minimize unloaded miles and eliminate wait times between loads. Convoy’s algorithm “evaluates and continuously optimizes how […]

Digital Freight Brokers Turn Physical With Truck Equipment Pools – WSJ – By Jennifer Smith

Digital freight marketplaces that connect shippers and truckers online are turning toward more physical operations by offering the equipment that cargo carriers need to move loads. Freight-matching startups Convoy and Uber Technologies Inc. ’s Freight division recently launched fleets of trailers that shippers can preload with goods to speed up cargo transfers for drivers and […]

J.B. Hunt adds drop-and-hook trailer pool program to its freight-matching system – CCJ – CCJ Staff

J.B. Hunt, the fourth largest trucking company in North America, announced on Monday a new trailer pool program and drop-and-hook service dubbed J.B. Hunt 360box. Launching this summer, 360box will introduce a pool of 500 additional 53-foot trailers that businesses can reserve for drop trailer purposes, with plans to accelerate the number of available units […]

J.B. Hunt announces trailer pool, drop-and-hook service – FreightWaves – Jon Shumake

Launching this summer, 360box will introduce a pool of 500 additional 53-foot trailers businesses can reserve for drop-trailer purposes.    J.B. Hunt Transport Services announced Monday a new trailer pool and drop-and-hook service — J.B. Hunt 360box — will be launched this summer.   The Lowell, Ark.-based intermodal and trucking provider said the service will introduce […]

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, […]

Uber Launches Powerloop, a Trailer-Rental Business, to Build Drop-Freight Network – Transport Topics – Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor

Powerloop, a new trailer leasing and rental company started by Uber, hopes to reduce driver detention time through its trailer-pool system. (Uber Freight) Uber Technologies Inc. has started a trailer leasing and rental business to support drop-freight opportunities for carriers and shippers using its Uber Freight load-matching network. With its new Powerloop subsidiary, Uber aims […]

Powerloop, new venture from Uber, offers trailer pooling platform – CCJ – James Jaillet| @trucknewsJJ

Uber announced Wednesday a new venture, Powerloop, designed to work partly in tandem with the company’s freight-matching system Uber Freight. The company is an affiliate of Uber Freight and is owned by Uber Technologies. Powerloop at its core is a trailer leasing program, in which trailers are rented to participating carriers at $25 per day. […]