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The ‘Uber for trucking’ tries to navigate some Uber-scale problems – Dina Bass | Oct 29 2019 at 06:00 AM

Amit Sekhri took up trucking in the thick of the Great Recession, drawn in part by the freedom of driving the open roads. He was prepared for long hours and weeks away from home. But two of his biggest—and least expected—gripes were the constant phone calls and late payments. Like many truckers, Sekhri booked his […]

Digital Freight Brokers Turn Physical With Truck Equipment Pools – WSJ – By Jennifer Smith

Digital freight marketplaces that connect shippers and truckers online are turning toward more physical operations by offering the equipment that cargo carriers need to move loads. Freight-matching startups Convoy and Uber Technologies Inc. ’s Freight division recently launched fleets of trailers that shippers can preload with goods to speed up cargo transfers for drivers and […]

Convoy eliminates human intervention in load-matching – FreightWaves – Brian Straight

Convoy is now matching 100 percent of loads automatically in major markets, effectively eliminating the need for any person to call or communicate between the shipper and carrier. ( Photo: Shutterstock ) Convoy this morning said that it has achieved 100 percent automated matching of loads in its top markets across the country, resulting in […]

Convoy hits 100% automated load-to-truck matching in its top U.S. markets – Logistics Management – By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor

Seattle-based digital freight broker Convoy heralded a company milestone today for 100% automatic load-to-truck matching, minus human intervention, in key United States markets. Routes cited by Convoy, in this milestone, include: major West Coast markets such as Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles; Midwest routes from Chicago, Cincinnati and Milwaukee; routes from Texas markets such as […]

Wise Systems Closes $7 Million Series A Round – Transport Topics

Wise Systems, an autonomous dispatch and routing software provider for delivery fleets, has raised $7 million in its Series A round, according to a Dec. 6 press release. In our fifth episode of RoadSigns, we ask: How far can we go in terms of automating freight transactions? Hear a snippet above from Ziad Ismail, chief […]

FreightWaves – John Paul Hampstead, Associate Editor – Lane Explorer & Shipper 2.0: race between Uber Freight, Convoy something to behold

Last week both Uber Freight and Convoy released new data-driven products meant to help shippers understand trends in freight markets. The competition between the two large digital brokerages appears to be heating up and is driving a new wave of technological innovation, creating more transparency and smoothing out information asymmetries.  On Thursday, Uber Freight released […]

Haven Launches Platform to Aid Carriers, Shippers With Bookings – Transport Topics

Software company Haven announced the launch of Origin, a carrier-neutral product that offers a streamlined booking process for carriers and forwarders. In our fifth episode of RoadSigns, we ask: How far can we go in terms of automating freight transactions? Hear a snippet above from Ziad Ismail, chief product officer at digital freight matching firm […]

Convoy’s Flex Loads seeks to better connect shippers and carriers while reducing empty loads – Supply Chain 247 – Jeff Berman

Seattle-based digital freight broker Convoy recently announced the official rollout of a new offering, entitled Flex Loads. Convoy defines a Flex Load as a load that can be picked up or dropped off at a facility over multiple days. With this new offering, Convoy is focusing on providing a better way for shippers and carriers to […]

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 […]

Convoy adds instant bid function into freight-finding app – CCJ – Jason Cannon| @By_Jason_Cannon

Convoy is adding a bid function to its app-based load-matching service the company announced Monday, allowing hauler partners to submit bids on loads directly through the app with one tap – and confirm an agreed-upon rate – without having to haggle over the phone. Through the platform’s Instant Bidding process, Chief Product Officer Ziad Ismail says […]