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Digital Freight: The Race to Automate Truck Brokerage

Written by Benjamin Gordon In the race to digitize the truck brokerage market, will the winner be an incumbent or a challenger? The upside is enormous. Trucking is a $734 billion market. Truckload and less-than-truckload revenue constitute close to $400 billion. If 20% of that market is outsourced, then truck brokerage spending totals $80 billion. […]

Uber Freight Opens HQ in Chicago With Expansive Plans – Roger Gilroy | Transport Topics – Staff Reporter

A driver looks at the Uber Freight app. (Uber Technologies Inc.) [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Uber Freight, the load-matching business unit of Uber Technologies Inc., announced it has opened its new headquarters in Chicago and plans to hire 2,000 employees over the next three years to handle engineering […]

FreightFriend introduces new carrier search feature – FreightWaves – Linda Baker, Staff Writer

Finding reliable, trustworthy transportation partners is a challenge for shippers, brokers, and 3PLs in today’s logistics industry. Search tools currently on the market only allow users to find carriers based on the location of their registered office, resulting in a long list of potential candidates that may or may not run the lane a shipper […]

How much are digital freight brokerages really worth? (Video in source link) – FreightWaves – John Paul Hampstead, Associate Editor

If everything goes right, the market cap of all digital brokerages in the United States could total $30 billion in 10 years. The total addressable market for digital freight brokerage is a mere fraction of the size quoted in pitch decks and investment bank research reports, but there’s still plenty of upside for a few […]

Commentary: How digital brokerage has become a “no-code” endeavor – FreightWaves – Charley Dehoney

FreightWaves features commentary from Market Voices – contributors with unique knowledge of numerous transportation/logistics/supply chain sectors, as well as other critical expertise. In the Stone Age of transportation brokerage – the 1980s – technological innovations came in the form of new equipment purchases in an effort to speed up transactions. This might be a second […]

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 […]

Uber Freight, Convoy rise as traditional load boards lose market share – FreightWaves – John Paul Hampstead, Associate Editor

( Photo: Uber Freight ) Upstarts Uber Freight and Convoy continued to gain market share among freight-matching rivals, as more traditional load boards saw their market share ebb in the face of more heavily digitized competition, according to a report from investment bank UBS. The study by UBS Group AG (NYSE: UBS) is the bank’s […]

How Consolidation and Freight Networks Are Disrupting the Logistics Landscape – Transport Topics

Employees at C.H. Robinson. (Photo courtesy of Steven A. Smith) When financier Brad Jacobs launched his bid to consolidate the logistics industry in 2011, he set into motion a process that continues to reshape the industry today. But now there are other business strategies in play with the potential to disrupt the business and spur […]

Echo CEO Doug Waggoner provides insight on market conditions and trends in exclusive Q&A – Logistics Management – By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor

Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Doug Waggoner, CEO of Echo Global Logistics. Topics covered include the state the of the freight economy, regulations, and the digital freight marketplace, among others. A transcript of their conversation is below. LM: How would you describe how things are going on a year-to-date basis, […]

FreightTech 25: Echo Global rolling out an updated tool for its LTL business

Echo Global Logistics–number 20 on the FreightTech Top 25 list for 2018–is wrapping up the year by rolling out an update to its EchoShip service targeted at the LTL market. There aren’t many details on the rollout, though Echo Global, one of the largest 3PL companies, provided FreightWaves with a link to a video about […]

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