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McLeod Expands AI, Driver Choice in Time of Transformational Change – Transport Topics – Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features

Tom McLeod says the trucking industry is undergoing a time of significant change, but change can yield opportunity. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics) [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] DENVER — Harnessing artificial intelligence and enabling more driver input are among the ways McLeod Software is participating in what CEO Tom McLeod […]

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 […]

Tom McLeod: we’re building digital freight brokerage technology – John Paul Hampstead, Associate Editor

On Monday morning, August 26, Tom McLeod, president of McLeod Software, opened the company’s 2019 User Conference at the Gaylord Rockies in Aurora, Colorado, with prepared remarks.  While McLeod’s talk was ostensibly an overview of the company’s current projects and new offerings, the subtext was that McLeod Software has technology for freight brokerage every bit […]

McLeod Software develops TopMatch feature for brokers – CCJ – Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

McLeod Software announced a new TopMatch technology that combines multiple carrier search criteria into one comprehensive search to find the best match for every load. The technology is an important element of the company’s Digital Freight Matching strategy for brokers. A common practice to cover loads is to look at specific characteristics, such as carriers […]

McLeod Software launches carrier-matching tool for brokers – FreightWaves – Clarissa Hawes

Photo: McLeod Software Birmingham, Alabama-based McLeod Software has launched its new TopMatch technology, aimed at digitally pairing brokers and logistics providers with the best carriers to haul their freight. Customers who utilize McLeod’s TopMatch software will compete against freight-matching upstarts such as Uber Freight and Convoy, two companies that continue to grab market share from […]

The digital edge: brokers, carriers ramp up freight matching tools Aaron Huff| CCJ – @AaronHuffCCJ

In the not-so-distant future, matching loads with trucks could be as easy as catching a ride across town with the Uber app. In fact, Uber Freight is among a number of technology companies trying to digitize the entire load matching process. For most transportation companies, however, the road to automation is a work in progress. A sign […]

McLeod Software packs freight matching tools in latest ERP for carriers, brokers – CCJ – Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

McLeod Software announced the latest 18.2 version of LoadMaster and PowerBroker with new ERP functionality for truckload carriers, LTL carriers, brokers and 3PLs fall in these areas: Detention management Version 18.2 of LoadMaster, for motor carriers, has an improved Detention Management module that automatically warns a customer of potential detention problems before they happen. This […]

Freight.Tech 25: McLeod Software innovates in an ERP vertical where companies still use AS400 green screens

Though technology has made definitive inroads over the years in the trucking industry, little has changed within the ERP software vertical, as even the largest carriers run their operations through green screen technology from the 1980s. McLeod Software is at the brink of technology disruption, helping carriers, brokers, and 3PLs to move from the archaic […]

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 […]

App-Enabled Freight Platforms Help Small Carriers Find Loads, Boost Efficiency – Transport Topics – Mindy Long

The Uber Freight app provides drivers with upfront load pricing and quick payment, the company says. (Uber Freight) Large fleets typically have been the first to benefit from the spread of technology in trucking, but digital freight brokers are working to extend some of the same advantages to smaller carriers and independent drivers. Companies such […]