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J.B. Hunt to integrate with project 44 visibility platform – CCJ – CCJ Staff

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, one of the largest supply chain solutions providers in North America, plans to integrate a visibility platform from project 44 (p44) into J.B. Hunt 360 to provide its customers with real-time access to shipment information regardless of carrier, eliminating the need for multiple carrier data integrations. J.B. Hunt 360 provides businesses […]

J.B. Hunt, project44 sign IT pact allowing Hunt customers to access all carrier data on one platform

Transport giant J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) said today it has joined with technology provider project44 on a venture allowing Hunt’s customers using its “J.B. Hunt 360” digital marketplace to connect with their truckload and less-than-truckload carrier partners on one interface, a move Hunt said will end the process of needing to build data […]

FreightTech 25: The 360 app takes old-line J.B. Hunt toward the top of the disruptors list

The impact on technology created by J.B. Hunt (NASDAQ: JBHT)–#5 in the FreightWaves Freight.Tech 25–was summed up perfectly by Goldman Sachs earlier this year in a report on digital disruption and “Commoditizing Logistics,” the title of its report. J.B. Hunt 360, the report said, is “quite possibly the most successful digital freight matching app on […]

Goldman Sachs: digital disruptors will compress brokerage margins – FreightWaves – John Paul Hampstead, Associate Editor

But incumbents can protect their market shares Last week, a Goldman Sachs equity research team led by Matthew Reustle, CFA, released a report titled “Commoditizing Logistics: Assessing ‘Disruptive’ Links in the Supply Chain.” The report was apparently intended to answer investor questions about threats to large logistics incumbents’ margins and market share.  It’s worth noting […]

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 […]

How can technology brokers in logistics grow their market share and compete with the largest 3PL in 2018? – Trent Charlton – LinkedIn

Hint: It’s all about getting owner operators and independent contractors to stay. Strategic partners are the best way for a technology broker to get up and running in a new market. These symbiotic partnerships help the technology broker ramp their volume exponentially to keep their newly on-boarded carriers happy while the strategic account has the […]

Digital Freight Matching Services & Technologies – Supply Chain 247 – By Jeff Berman

In these days of ever-increasing technological innovation, the advances being made in logistics and supply chain are certainly gaining the attention of the Silicon Valley elite. And perhaps nowhere is that more apparent than in the proliferation of app-based – or on-demand – trucking providers, a quickly emerging area that’s receiving a significant amount of […]

Digital Freight Matching: The Race is On – By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor

In these days of ever-increasing technological innovation, the advances being made in logistics and supply chain are certainly gaining the attention of the Silicon Valley elite. And perhaps nowhere is that more apparent than in the proliferation of app-based—or on-demand—trucking providers, a quickly emerging area that’s receiving a significant amount of attention and investment. While […]

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 […]

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