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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 […]

Cargo Chief provides a booking assistant that automates load matching – FreightWaves – Vishnu Rajamanickam, Staff Writer

Many of the inefficiencies that ail the freight hauling industry find their roots within the market’s prevailing opacity; a majority of the interactions between freight brokers and carriers never get recorded – digitally or otherwise. This disconnect in information makes it a tiresome process, with freight brokers needing to rely on tribal knowledge and inadequate […]

FreightWaves secures $20 million in Series B funding from corporate and strategic investors – FreightWaves Staff

FreightWaves founder and CEO Craig Fuller at marketwaves18. photo credit: FreightWaves/josh roden FreightWaves closes $20 million Series B funding round FreightWaves, the leading provider of data and news for global freight markets, announced that it has successfully raised $20 million in a Series B financing round, bringing its total funding to nearly $40 million. The […]

J.B. Hunt, project44 sign IT pact allowing Hunt customers to access all carrier data on one platform

Transport giant J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) said today it has joined with technology provider project44 on a venture allowing Hunt’s customers using its “J.B. Hunt 360” digital marketplace to connect with their truckload and less-than-truckload carrier partners on one interface, a move Hunt said will end the process of needing to build data […]

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 MarketWaves18, part 2: what several more companies are going to show

Recently, we highlighted several companies who will be exhibiting software solutions at Demo Day, part of MarketWaves18. We continue our review here. Redwood Logistics Redwood Logistics is a next-generation freight management provider powered by a high-growth strategy, a commitment to forming long-lasting partnerships and an emphasis on maintaining a company culture that stimulates ingenuity and […]

Convoy’s Flex Loads seeks to better connect shippers and carriers while reducing empty loads – Supply Chain 247 – Jeff Berman

Seattle-based digital freight broker Convoy recently announced the official rollout of a new offering, entitled Flex Loads. Convoy defines a Flex Load as a load that can be picked up or dropped off at a facility over multiple days. With this new offering, Convoy is focusing on providing a better way for shippers and carriers to […]

Demo day session 3: 10 companies building solutions – FreightWaves – Chad Prevost

(Photo: Shutterstock) Logistical Labs is a saas-based suite of tools. Concentrating on the intermodal load decks. They typically start with two or three years of a customers data, but they’re flexible with whatever they may need. But if you do, you’re working with big data. They can put an unlimited amount of market sources. They’ve […]

Demo Session 4: Tracking and managing cargo, assets – FreightWaves – Brian Straight

The final session of Demo Day on Tuesday at FreightWaves’ Transparency18 conference in Atlanta did not disappoint, building on the success of the first three sessions and closing out the day, which ended with a BBQ sponsored by Triumph and a performance from the Emerald City band for attendees. Demo Day featured 4 sessions of […]

Demo block 1: the rise of hardware and data agnosticism – FreightWaves – John Paul Hampstead, Associate Editor

‘Agnostic’ was a word that kept coming up during the first round of technology product demonstrations at Transparency18 in Atlanta. Envio 360’s drayage optimization platform is “TMS agnostic” and open platform; Konexial’s GoLoad technology is agnostic with regard to telematics and TMS systems; FullBay’s cloud-based diesel truck maintenance solution is agnostic to repair shop and […]