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McLeod predicts ‘shake out’ coming for private equity in trucking tech Aaron Huff| CCJ – @AaronHuffCCJ

On Aug. 26 at the 2019 McLeod Software user conference, more than 1,000 attendees were advised on how to take advantage of current economic conditions. “Set your sails in the direction the wind is blowing,” said Tom McLeod, president of the Birmingham, Ala.-based company that offers enterprise-wide transportation management software (TMS) for motor carriers and […]

ELD supplier and freight-matcher Konexial releases My20 Tower fleet management system – CCJ – CCJ Staff

Konexial last month announced the release of the My20 Tower system, a fleet management system based on the company’s My20 electronic logging device. The platform, in addition to providing a compliant ELD product, adds functionality around driver coaching and mobile document transfers, as well as access to Konexial’s freight-matching platform. It also allows the company […]

Tech 25: Silicon Valley money and the network effect lead Convoy to #4 – NewsTechnology Freight.

Just three years after its founding in Seattle by two former Amazon executives, the leading digital freight brokerage Convoy reached a unicorn valuation and took the #4 spot in the Freight.Tech 25. Dan Lewis, co-founder and CEO, worked at Microsoft and Google before serving as the GM of New Shopping Experiences at Amazon. Grant Goodale, […]

Trimble Product Updates Include More Precise ETAs, Expanded Final-Mile Capabilities – EDT – Transport Topics – Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor

HOUSTON — Trimble introduced a host of product updates and new features for its fleet management software and technology, ranging from enhanced calculations for estimated arrival times and expanded capabilities for final-mile distribution. The company made the announcements here at its In.sight User Conference and Expo, held Sept. 9-12. Trimble has added a feature for […]

Today’s Pickup: An analyst summarizes a panel on the disruption of the brokerage industry – FreightWaves – John Kingston

Good day, At FreightWaves, we’re still buzzing about the events of Transparency18, and the outstanding feedback we received about the event. Susquehanna transport analyst Bascome Majors published a list of “takeaways” from his visit to Transparency18, and here’s what he had to say about one panel on digital disruption in the brokerage business: “We attended […]

Carriers use load planning tech to capitalize on hot freight market – CCJ – Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

Throughout 2018, the ratio of loads to trucks in the DAT network of load boards has set new records. For the week ending May 12, the ratio was highest in the flatbed market with 102 loads posted for every truck, on average. Reefer was 8.5 and van was 6.4 loads per truck. Carriers have a […]

Capacity crunch breeds new freight matching tech – CCJ – Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

In 2018, the pressures on truck capacity picked up right where they left off. Spot market rates climbed to record levels in December 2017, according to the DAT Freight Index. DAT Solutions also reported nine loads were available for every truck in its network — its highest monthly average in history. Smart Capacity is a […]

Supply Chain Predictions for 2018 – MH&L – MH&L Staff

While predicting the future is never an easy task, in order to be competitive all businesses need to be able to accurately anticipate what trends will affect them in the coming year. Here is a look at how some companies in the supply chain sector are preparing themselves for the months to come. Standardizing IoT […]

The Shape of Logistics Things to Come – MH&L – Dave Blanchard

The Eagles once sang, “Things in this life change very slowly, if they ever change at all,” and certainly for most of the history of logistics, those words rang true. While we can all point to certain major events over the past century that did indeed change things as we knew them—containerization, deregulation, overnight deliveries—by […]

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 […]