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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 […]

The ‘Uber for trucking’ tries to navigate some Uber-scale problems – Dina Bass | Oct 29 2019 at 06:00 AM

Amit Sekhri took up trucking in the thick of the Great Recession, drawn in part by the freedom of driving the open roads. He was prepared for long hours and weeks away from home. But two of his biggest—and least expected—gripes were the constant phone calls and late payments. Like many truckers, Sekhri booked his […]

The evolution of the digital supply chain – Logistics Management – By Gary Forger, special projects editor

By Gary Forger, special projects editor Digitization of the supply chain is not new. Either as a concept or as a reality. But it does find itself in an interesting spot these days. Consider these three perspectives. “The ‘digital supply chain’ will be the logistics technology concept of the year.” That’s from Clint Reiser in […]

MarketWaves18 Demo Day Round 2 – FreightWaves

Round two of Demo Day saw some strong tech contenders. Cutting-edge freight tech startups and innovators give an intimate live product demo on the latest technologies changing the industry. The second round of ten live technologies demonstrations at MarketWaves18 included collaborative, blockchain-based logistics platforms, software that integrated directly into devices onboard a truck, and AI […]

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 […]

FourKites Adds ‘Predictive’ Load Matching Service – Transport Topics – Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer

FourKites FourKites, a load tracking firm, is tapping a former UberFreight executive to head up a new service offering predictive capacity management to shippers and carriers. “This is the next big opportunity in supply chain and logistics,” said Matt Elenjickal, founder and CEO of FourKites, in announcing the hiring of Kristopher Glotzbach as vice president […]

C.H. Robinson moving loads with data science Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

Data scientists at Amazon and other e-commerce sites are experts at configuring algorithms to mine the search and purchase histories of consumers to recommend new products. Motor carriers are experiencing a similar phenomenon from some freight brokers and third-party logistics providers (3pls). Loads matching their present and future needs are being offered through apps, websites […]

Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity integrated with Prophesy Dispatch software – CCJ – CCJ Staff

Trucker Tools and HighJump announced an integration of Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity freight-matching application suite with the Prophesy Dispatch transportation management system. Smart Capacity is a cloud-based software platform that connects drivers, fleets, freight brokers and logistics providers in a single confidential network. It has workflows and tools that accelerate the process of finding and securing truck capacity, […]

Tight truck capacity shining spotlight on freight matchmakers – American Shipper – American Shipper Staff

The trucking industry is at an exciting but confusing point when it comes to digital load-matching technology and shippers will be brought along for the ride.    A few years ago, the domestic truckload market was seen as a logical place for the sharing economy to take hold.   The theory went something like this: The […]

Freight brokers using new connectivity tools with shippers, carriers – CCJ – Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

Technology is fueling a growth in non-asset transportation and logistics. Companies are finding ways to solve more complex problems for shippers and increasing the efficiency and speed of freight transactions with carriers. AFN Logistics specializes in transporting retail goods to fulfill supply chains, many of which are now connected to e-commerce and final-mile deliveries. In […]

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