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Motel 6, Trucker Path Help Drivers Find Lodging

Image: Trucker Path Motel 6 and Trucker Path are partnering to help truck drivers find a room at Motel 6 locations through the app. Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, Motel 6 has launched enhanced protection protocols for guests and team members, supporting social distancing and increased cleaning frequency for common areas. “At Motel […]

Tech Investor Iconiq Buys Majority Share of Truckstop.com – Transport Topics – Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter

Truckstop.com A private equity firm known for investing in tech companies such as Uber and SurveyMonkey has made a significant investment in Truckstop.com, an Idaho-based load board and freight-matching service, continuing the trend of private investment dollars flowing into trucking tech firms. Truckstop.com and Iconiq Capital, a tech-focused investment firm in Palo Alto, Calif., made […]

Load-matching app downloads and stickiness leaderboard released by CarrierLists – FreightWaves – John Paul Hampstead, Associate Editor

CarrierLists, a firm that surveys small trucking carriers about their equipment, location and preferred lanes, has published the results of its digital freight brokerage/load-matching app study. In a survey conducted during January 2019, 113 small carriers (three trucks or fewer) answered questions about which load-matching apps they had downloaded and which ones they used on […]

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 […]

Trucking startup Convoy reaches $1B valuation after huge $185M investment led by Google VC arm – Geek Wire – BY TAYLOR SOPER

After serving 14 years for the Royal Canadian Navy, Ira Lawrence was ready for a new adventure. He and his wife decided to start a trucking company in 2017, but several hurdles nearly caused them to quit before even getting started. But then Lawrence found Convoy, a Seattle startup that developed an app to match […]

Amazon Relay App Will Help Truck Drivers Get In and Out of Warehouses Faster – Supply Chain 247

The-commerce giant has launched an app that will make deliveries from its Amazon fulfillment centers more efficient allowing truck drivers get in and out of warehouses faster, permitting them to check in with a QR code instead of badging in through security. Amazon Relay, quietly launched last month and first reported by CNBC, saves truck […]

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 […]

Convoy, Uber Accelerate Push to Match Carriers With Loads Via Mobile Apps – Transport Topics

The push to automate freight brokering is gaining momentum with technology startup Convoy raising $62 million to accelerate its growth plans and Uber Freight adding features and expanding into new markets since its May launch. These digital freight brokers offer mobile applications that match carriers with loads, automate manual processes and provide upfront pricing and […]

Truckloads app reaches 100k downloads for freight matching – Aaron Huff| CCJ – @AaronHuffCCJ

Trucker Path, creator of a popular planning app for American truck drivers, announced that its transportation marketplace app, Truckloads, has reached 100,000 downloads.  The app was publicly released in April 2016. With Truckloads, freight companies can access available trucking capacity across North America and Canada. Likewise, motor carriers can find and book loads efficiently using a process that includes free access […]

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