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The Rise of Digital Freight Matching and How It Works – By Rafael Granato – Supply Chain 247

U.S. Trucking Companies Many people don’t realize it, but the majority of U.S. trucking companies are not large organizations like Knight-Swift, J.B. Hunt, and Schneider. In fact, about 97% of carriers in the U.S. operate 20 or fewer trucks (while 90% of those operate with six or fewer trucks). The national economy depends on trucks to deliver […]

Digital freight brokerage growth to accelerate sharply over next five years – FreightWaves – John Paul Hampstead, Associate Editor

The business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan released the results of its new study of trucking-as-a-service (TaaS) and digital freight brokerage this week. From an estimated current size of $11.2 billion, Frost & Sullivan expects TaaS to grow to $79.4 billion by 2025. Digital freight brokerage will account for the lion’s share of this market—Frost […]

Why Road Freight Needs to Go Digital—Fast

Road freight incumbents may not like it, but disruption from digital challengers is on their doorstep. Having transformed consumer-oriented industries such as retail, entertainment, and travel, digital startups are beginning to make inroads in commercial-oriented industries. Road freight, which is highly fragmented and dominated by manual processes, is seen by digital challengers as overdue for […]

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 raises $62M from Bill Gates and other luminaries to transform trucking industry with technology

It’s a warm summer afternoon at the TA Seattle East truck stop in North Bend, Wash., and Jerry Brooks is waiting for business. The 60-year-old driver from South Carolina wants to head back east, but the offers he’s received so far don’t meet his standards for distance and pay. “Everybody you see here is looking […]

Freight matching software uShip lands $25M investment – Aaron Huff

uShip, an online shipping marketplace and freight automation software provider, announced the close of a $25 million Series D round of funding led by DB Schenker, one of the world’s largest logistics companies and an existing uShip partner. DB Schenker’s funding comes on the heels of unprecedented investment in logistics and supply chain technology. Since 2015, […]

DB Schenker, uShip establish partnership in Europe – American Shipper – Chris Gillis

German logistics provider DB Schenker entered into a partnership with the online freight shipping marketplace uShip for exclusive collaboration in Europe.    DB Schenker has entered a five-year partnership with U.S.-based online freight shipping marketplace uShip for exclusive collaboration in Europe.   “To keep innovating faster, we partner with companies that use promising digital business models,” […]

Logistics company DB Schenker to launch uShip platform in Europe – CCJ – CCJ Staff

uShip announced a partnership with DB Schenker, one of the world’s largest logistics companies, to power its new ‘Drive4Schenker’ online trucking platform. The platform will be launching later this year as a 5-year agreement worth tens of millions, and is exclusive within Europe. The partnership uses uShip PRO enterprise technology backbone to manage 25,000 approved carriers and […]

The path to visibility: carriers able to share instant tracking, pricing info – Aaron Huff – CCJ

A few years ago, it seemed unrealistic for shippers, third party logistics providers or brokers to expect total visibility from all carriers in their freight networks. Large and mid-size carriers probably had the technology to provide shipment visibility. Small carriers, however, traditionally have lacked onboard computers and software needed to automate an electronic data interchange (EDI) process and stand on […]

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