Tag: uberization of trucking
News roundup, Oct. 16: Digital freight broker’s ‘back-up plan’, LTL hauler’s last-mile expansion, new Pilot opens in Texas
Archerhub, a digital freight broker based in Denver, has a built-in “back-up plan” with its own small fleet of trucks. FedEx Freight is expanding its LTL final mile services. Pilot Flying J opened a new travel center in Odessa, Texas.
October 16, 2019
News roundup, Oct. 9: Loadsmart brokerage launches ‘Smart Match’, Landstar’s in-app fuel tools
Digital freight brokerage Loadsmart launched its “Smart Match” tool to boost speed and ease for carriers matching dry van, reefer and port drayage loads to their available trucks. Landstar’s contractor app features fuel-related tools to help owner-operators find the best-priced fuel with discounts.
October 9, 2019
Can you hear me now? Anybody out there?
Gary Buchs on the “lost” art of communication: “When I think about the way brokered freight seems to be going — tap a button on a screen, get a load – the phrase ‘trust but verify’ comes high to the mind. Don’t give up on due diligence with the shippers and receivers in such transactions. … In small business ownership, everything is personal.”
October 4, 2019
KeepTruckin to leverage ELD data for freight matching, detention pressure
A new tool is on the near-term horizon for KeepTruckin users offering insights into shipper/receiver facilities, also a “Smart Load Board.” KT also has expanded a small brokerage it bought last year, putting the company in a position of competition with its ELD users, or at least those carriers’ current brokers.
April 12, 2019
Convoy reaches near 100 percent automation
The tech-enabled brokerage Convoy says it is now matching 95 percent of loads it facilitates “without human intervention” — in other words, shippers and carriers in 95 percent of cases are connecting for loads via the Convoy app and web-based platform without direct assistance from Convoy personnel.
February 5, 2019
Dump-focused service launches in L.A. market
Online dump-truck-focused load platform Trux has opened for business with the greater Los Angeles market as the first step in an eventual national roll-out planned to take place over the course of the year.
January 17, 2019
Tech demos show ambitions for further automation
The latest tech offerings envision improved cash flow, less manual data entry, fewer phone calls, more precise navigation, and simplification of complex or overly manual processes.
November 13, 2018
Convoy digital brokerage’s power-only options for owner-ops, small fleets
Since May of this year, and after quietly purchasing and leasing trailers and testing its program at a select group of shippers of receivers among its customer base, the Convoy digital brokerage has been adding to the power-only load options available to carriers in its network via the Convoy app.
October 24, 2018
Convoy hauls in $185 million investment
Convoy's total capital raised exceeds $265 million. Funds will be used to improve technology to meet shipper and carrier demands. Learn more on Overdrive.
September 21, 2018
Autonomous revolution may be nigh, but it’s coming for brokers faster than operators
We've all heard about autonomous trucks, but Noel Perry believes automation will come to brokerage businesses before automated trucks hit the road.
May 23, 2018
Blockchain to undergird GoLoad payments
When someone signs up for Konexial’s GoLoad platform, they agree on three significant terms for all freight movements transacted within the platform. Details here.
May 8, 2018
App-based freight matching service Convoy intros auto-detention pay, new load features
Payable on the first minute of the third hour at a shipper’s facility, drivers can simply request detention pay through the press of a button within the Convoy app.
March 27, 2018
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