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German blockchain-anchored data security company Ubirch joins BiTA

Article written by Scott Mall Cologne-based blockchain company Ubirch announced it has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), an organization dedicated to determining best practices and standards for blockchain in the transportation industry. BiTA’s members include Descartes, Daimler, FedEx and Uber Freight among dozens of other global brands. Ubirch will bring its deep expertise in cyber security technologies […]

CargoX and RoadLaunch collaborate to fuse public and private blockchains

CargoX, a public blockchain-based digital logistics document transaction platform, has announced its integration into private blockchain-based digital freight management platform RoadLaunch. This assimilation between two different blockchain solutions is one of the first instances of public and private blockchains working in tandem to provide greater utility to users from either of the platforms.  “The partnership […]

Witnesses: Digitization would aid infrastructure – FreightWaves – Jon Shumake

A Senate subcommittee is told technology should be incorporated into surface transportation reauthorization.    New and emerging digital technologies that improve supply chain efficiency should be incorporated into the next surface transportation reauthorization bill, witnesses told the Senate Transportation and Safety Subcommittee on Wednesday.     “Just as federal, state and local governments could improve infrastructure, […]

Author says data harvesting promises new efficiencies for trucking – CCJ – Max Heine| @maxheine

The ability to gather data and find new uses for it is changing marketplaces dramatically, and trucking is no exception, said David Rowan, a keynote speaker Wednesday at Transparency19 in Atlanta. Rowan is editor-at-large and founding editor of Wired magazine’s U.K. edition. He’s recently published a book, “Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from the World’s Smartest […]

BiTA blockchain standards bring the industry closer to seamless shipment tracking – FreightWaves – Vishnu Rajamanickam, staff writer

Today, the technology of blockchain has gained a firm foothold in the logistics and supply chain industry. Several blockchain pilot programs have been initiated across the ecosystem by companies that are looking to improve transparency and visibility in their supply chains – a sign of healthy cynicism to have front-row seats on the blockchain bandwagon. […]

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 […]

App-Enabled Freight Platforms Help Small Carriers Find Loads, Boost Efficiency – Transport Topics – Mindy Long

The Uber Freight app provides drivers with upfront load pricing and quick payment, the company says. (Uber Freight) Large fleets typically have been the first to benefit from the spread of technology in trucking, but digital freight brokers are working to extend some of the same advantages to smaller carriers and independent drivers. Companies such […]

McLeod Expands Digital Freight-Matching Software – Transport Topics – Seth Clevenger

Attendees peruse the exhibit hall at McLeod Software’s 2018 user conference. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — McLeod Software is expanding its digital freight-matching capabilities to help freight brokers and carriers move loads in a more efficient and increasingly automated fashion. The goal, CEO Tom McLeod said, is to quickly provide transportation firms with the […]

McLeod Software taking brokers, carriers deeper into freight matching – CCJ – Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

As a farm boy, Clay Murdoch instinctively knows what to do when dew forms on cut hay in fields. As chief executive of Doug Andrus Distributing, he also knows what needs to be done in a hot freight market. “We need to bail hay,” said Murdoch on Monday, Oct. 1, during a breakout session at […]

Blockchain without cryptocurrencies? – FreightWaves – John Paul Hampstead

( Photo: Wikimedia Commons ) The biggest barrier to blockchain’s adoption by enterprise on an industry-wide scale is a set of misconceptions about what exactly blockchain is and its relationship to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Most people who are aware of blockchain learned about it because of the media’s fascination with Bitcoin, the volatile […]