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Penske Leasing, Penske Logistics testing Road Ready trailer telematics

Road Ready by Truck-Lite, a Clarience Technologies brand, offers a complete overview of a trailer’s environment, inside and out Clarience Technologies is participating in a program with Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics to evaluate its Road Ready by Truck-Lite trailer telematics system. Launched in 2017, Road Ready offers fleets a complete overview of a trailer’s environment, both inside and out, using a […]

Carriers, 3PLs see ‘Amazon Effect’ on shipper visibility expectations

Article written by Aaron Huff Supply chain professionals are carrying their experiences with business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce sites, like Amazon, over to their work lives. “Everybody is expecting shipments to be like Amazon with complete visibility,” said Ryan Rogers, chief transformation officer of Covenant Transport Services, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based carrier and third-party logistics (3PL) provider. Many […]

Convoy adds TMS feature providing real-time data on carrier performance stats

Article written by Ben Ames Online truck brokerage Convoy has launched a feature in its transportation management system (TMS) that allows shippers to access real-time data on carrier performance, and thus centralize their routing guides and cut tendering time in half, the firm said today. Seattle-based Convoy added the feature called “Carrier Insights” to its Convoy […]

Convoy Adds Carrier Insights to its Transportation Management System

Enables shippers to make data-driven decisions about allocating freight SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Convoy, the most efficient Digital Freight Network, today announced the launch of Carrier Insights, a new feature in Convoy Connect, the company’s free transportation management system (TMS) that helps shippers centralize their routing guide and cut tendering time in half. With Carrier Insights, transportation managers can […]

FourKites Acquires TrackX Yard Solutions to Create Dynamic Yard – the Industry’s First Real-Time Yard Management and Visibility Solution

Article written by FourKites #1 supply chain visibility platform combines in-transit predictive visibility with yard operations, connecting transportation and warehousing for the first time CHICAGO, March 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FourKites®, the market-leading supply chain visibility platform, today announced that it is acquiring TrackX Holdings Inc.’s (TSX.V:TKX | OTC: TKXHF | FSE :3TH) yard management […]

Convoy Enhances App, Giving Carriers Access to More Spot Freight – John Sommers II for Transport Topics

 Convoy booth at an industry show by John Sommers II for Transport Topics [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Digital freight broker Convoy launched direct-from-shipper loads nationwide, a feature intended to provide carriers access to 10 times the amount of spot freight from America’s largest shippers. Convoy connects carriers to shippers […]

InstaFreight solves road freight visibility issues through digitalization – FreightWaves – Vishnu Rajamanickam, Staff Writer

 InstaFreight solves road freight visibility issues through digitalization (Photo: Shutterstock) Much like the road freight industry in the U.S., its European counterpart suffers from similar issues with fragmentation and low visibility into logistics operations, brought about by the lack of digitalization across large swathes of the market. Through its customs regulations, the European Union has […]

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 […]

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