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Traditional freight brokers investing millions to stay on top – FreightWaves – Ben Thrower, Contributor 09/23/2019

 New technologies are changing the way the freight brokerage industry performs day-to-day operations. (Image: Jim Allen/FreightWaves) New technologies are changing the way the freight brokerage industry performs day-to-day operations. For the past several years it has been the consensus in the industry that the freight brokerage market is headed in the direction of doing everything […]

Taking aim at Big Ag – FreightWaves – Linda Baker, Staff Writer

As Walmart (NSYE: WMT), Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) battle for dominance in the online grocery wars, a growing number of tech-enabled startups are taking a different approach, aiming to disrupt the conventional food supply chain by using logistics platforms to connect shoppers directly with local farmers and producers. Portland-based MilkRun, for example, seeks to make buying […]

Retailers, Private Fleets Expand Delivery Options to Keep Pace With E-Commerce Demand – Seth Clevenger | Transport Topics – Managing Editor, Features

Rapid e-commerce growth has ushered in new final mile methods and technologies, like Udelv’s autonomous delivery. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics) [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The inexorable growth of e-commerce and rising consumer expectations are quickly elevating the cost and complexity of final-­mile delivery. To remain competitive in this time […]

Behind the scenes with the Convoy gang – FreightWaves – Linda Baker, Staff Writer

Convoy CEO Dan Lewis is giving a tour of the company’s headquarters in downtown Seattle. He points out the stocked kitchens (plural), the 55-person data science team, the P&G Carrier of the Year award and the Ping Pong station, then stops in front of a bulletin board featuring the “Pets of Convoy.” There he pulls […]

FreightWaves research: Amazon’s new online freight platform is viewed negatively by 8 of 10 carriers and freight brokers – FreightWaves – Kevin Hill

Amazon’s entry into online freight matching is being met with skepticism and unease by much of the logistics industry, according to a market research report from the FreightWaves Freight Intel Group. The report, Amazon and the Logistics Industry, builds on the news FreightWaves broke on Amazon’s beta version of its online freight matching platform, freight.amazon.com. […]

FreightWaves Freight Intel Group researches “everything freight and logistics” – FreightWaves – Scott Mall, Managing Editor of Copy

As another service of FreightWaves SONAR, the Freightwaves Freight Intel Group was launched recently and is publishing in-depth research on “everything freight and logistics,” as Senior Research Analyst and team member Seth Holm described the Group’s mission. “We will be doing deep dives into topics that are most important to our industry, the inner workings […]

Uber Turns Over Nearly All Freight Revenue to Truckers, Analyst Says – WSJ – By Jennifer Smith

Uber Freight is sharing nearly all the revenue from its digital freight-matching platform with its carriers, according to a Morgan Stanley & Co. analysis that estimates it could be years before Uber Technologies Inc. ’s logistics division generates meaningful profits. Uber’s freight brokerage business launched in 2017 and uses technology to connect truckers with shippers […]

BlueGrace Logistics Founder and CEO Bobby Harris offers up state of markets – Logistics Management – by Jeff Berman, Group News Editor

Logistics Management (LM): How do you view the current state of the freight economy? Bobby Harris: When you look at the first quarter, based on data from publicly traded companies, it is no secret that the market was softer in the first quarter than a year ago. And we are seeing that same softness when […]

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 […]

Is disruption finally underway in the freight brokerage industry? – FreightWaves – Brian Aoaeh

FreightWaves is providing a forum – Market Voices – for a number of market experts. Brian Laung Aoaeh writes about the reinvention of global supply chains, from the perspective of an early-stage technology venture capitalist. He is the co-founder of REFASHIOND Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund that is being built from the ground up […]

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