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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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Convoy eliminates human intervention in load-matching – FreightWaves – Brian Straight

Convoy is now matching 100 percent of loads automatically in major markets, effectively eliminating the need for any person to call or communicate between the shipper and carrier. ( Photo: Shutterstock ) Convoy this morning said that it has achieved 100 percent automated matching of loads in its top markets across the country, resulting in …

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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 …

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BigRoad now connecting drivers to loads through ELD – FreightWaves – Brian Straight

With truck drivers across the country being required to have electronic logging devices in their vehicles as of Dec. 18, some have complained about the move to electronic recording of hours when paper logs work just fine. For BigRoad CEO Tony Lourakis, the rule presented an opportunity. “For us, it’s all about how do we …

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After years of trying, are digital freight brokers finally here to stay? – – FreightWaves – Brian Straight

Technology has made it easy for anyone to get into the game, but there are still obstacles The latest craze in logistics is the “uberization of trucking,” i.e. digital freight brokers (DFM). In reality, though, DFMs are not new, with the first iteration of them appearing in the early 2000s with companies such as Power2Ship …

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New funding helps fuel Convoy’s growth, but focus remains on core mission – FreightWaves – Brian Straight

Company remains committed to providing quality service to help small carriers thrive One of the early entries in the so-called and really misnamed “Uber for trucking” movement, Convoy found immediate backers with the likes of Jeff Bezos, Marc Benioff and Henry Kravis when it launched in 2015. Since then, hundreds of companies have tried to …

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TaaS and the future disruptions of transportation – FreightWaves – Brian Straight

Transportation as a Service is just one way the industry will change in the years ahead TaaS. It seems like another in a long line of acronyms that have infiltrated the transportation industry with technologies promising to disrupt the world as we know it. But what is TaaS, and why will this be an acronym …

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4 freight trends to watch – FreightWaves – Brian Straight

McKinsey identifies areas of concern for trucking and rail professionals Just when everyone thought the industry was done with talk of revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), President Donald Trump sent official notice to Congress of his intent to renegotiate key parts of the trade deal. A surprise? Not really, since that was …

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11 tips for freight brokerage success – Brian Straight

If it seems that freight brokerage – both digital and traditional services – are popping up on a daily basis, it could be because they are, or it at least it seems that way. Digital freight matchers (DFMs) include familiar names such as J.B. Hunt 360, Convoy, CargoMatic, Haulfox, Transfix, HaulHound and Freight Rover. Most …

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