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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 […]

Retailers, Private Fleets Expand Delivery Options to Keep Pace With E-Commerce Demand – Seth Clevenger | Transport Topics – Managing Editor, Features

Rapid e-commerce growth has ushered in new final mile methods and technologies, like Udelv’s autonomous delivery. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics) [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The inexorable growth of e-commerce and rising consumer expectations are quickly elevating the cost and complexity of final-­mile delivery. To remain competitive in this time […]

Convoy Creates Method for Drivers to Book Multiple Loads at Once – Roger Gilroy | Transport Topics – Staff Reporter

Convoy booth at MATS by John Sommers II for Transport Topics [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Digital freight broker Convoy announced Automated Reloads, an app-based program that allows drivers to book multiple loads of freight at one time. The move comes as the industry is paying greater attention to […]

Lanehub to Reward Shippers for Helping Fleets Secure Backhauls – Transport Topics – Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features

Anheuser-Busch items in a warehouse. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News) [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Lanehub, a provider of freight lane matching services, said it will soon begin providing financial incentives to shippers that help their contract carriers find backhaul opportunities with other shippers in its collaborative freight network. This benefit-sharing […]

SAP, Uber Join Forces to Integrate Freight Networks – Transport Topics – Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor

Enterprise software firm SAP and load-matching app developer Uber Freight have partnered to connect their shipper and carrier networks in an effort to improve supply chain efficiency. Through Uber Freight’s integration into the SAP Logistics Business Network, shippers will be able to access freight rates and capacity from Uber’s carrier base, the technology firms said […]

SAP, Uber Join Forces to Integrate Freight Networks – Transport Topics – Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor

A driver uses the Uber Freight app to check load availability. (Aether Films) Enterprise software firm SAP and load-matching app developer Uber Freight have partnered to connect their shipper and carrier networks in an effort to improve supply-chain efficiency. Through Uber Freight’s integration into the SAP Logistics Business Network, shippers will be able to access […]

Uber Launches Powerloop, a Trailer-Rental Business, to Build Drop-Freight Network – Transport Topics – Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor

Powerloop, a new trailer leasing and rental company started by Uber, hopes to reduce driver detention time through its trailer-pool system. (Uber Freight) Uber Technologies Inc. has started a trailer leasing and rental business to support drop-freight opportunities for carriers and shippers using its Uber Freight load-matching network. With its new Powerloop subsidiary, Uber aims […]

McLeod Expands Digital Freight-Matching Software – Transport Topics – Seth Clevenger

Attendees peruse the exhibit hall at McLeod Software’s 2018 user conference. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — McLeod Software is expanding its digital freight-matching capabilities to help freight brokers and carriers move loads in a more efficient and increasingly automated fashion. The goal, CEO Tom McLeod said, is to quickly provide transportation firms with the […]

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 […]

Information Age Arrives for Small Carriers – Transport Topics

Tech developers such as Uber Freight are leveraging drivers’ mobile devices to make technology more available and more affordable for small carriers. (Uber Technologies Inc.) The use of technology is no longer a novelty but a necessity in the trucking business — for carriers of all sizes. While the biggest fleets have been using onboard […]

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