Freight Uberization

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March 22, 2017

Transfix Launches Digital Job Booking System for Carriers

Transfix has launched an online load booking and rate negotiation platform for carriers, allowing truckers and carriers to find desirable loads and book them instantly, or expedite negotiating a rate.

December 19, 2016

Q&A: SunteckTTS Leaders on Merger, Technology

Sunteck Transport Group and TTS Holdings just officially closed a merger deal creating what they say will be one of the largest multimodal, agent-based freight management service providers in the U.S. We talked to the leaders of the new entity about the merger and how technology is changing the industry.

November 2, 2016

XYpper Enters the Uber-for-Trucking Fray

Startup company XYpper is joining the increasingly crowded “Uber for trucking” online freight-matching field, officially launching its new app and web-based system for carriers and shippers.

November 2, 2016

Unilever Strikes Deal with Convoy to Move Freight

Uber-for-trucking startup Convoy has struck a multi-year deal with consumer goods giant Unilever to move the company's goods through its online freight-matching service.

October 17, 2016

Commentary: The Heady Pace of Technology

Drones, self-driving trucks, so-called “Uber” for freight transportation as well as the Internet of Things and Big Data all have the power to disrupt today’s ways of moving freight.

September 15, 2016

FTR Conference: Digital Disruptions and the Future of Trucking

INDIANAPOLIS -- Expect big changes over the years in the way trucking and supply chains are managed, including turning it upside down. That was one of the messages those attending the FTR Transportation Conference heard Thursday morning.

August 23, 2016

The Rocky Road to Automating Freight Matching

Two contrasting bits of news about the so-called “Uber for trucking” marketplace prompted this All That's Trucking blog from Deborah Lockridge, who asks, should we really be calling it that, anyway?

July 26, 2016

Investors Show Increased Interest in Uber-Like Trucking Startups

Money is lending credibility to a new crop of Uber-like trucking startups, with two large investment firms recently spending millions of dollars to fund the startups Transfix and CargoX.

June 30, 2016

Uber, Amazon, and What the Sharing Economy Means for Freight Hauling

Despite all the talk of the “uberization” of trucking and tons of venture capital poured into startups that promise cheap same-day delivery, companies like FedEx and UPS aren’t likely going anywhere soon — but Amazon has been and will continue to be disruptive to the logistics business, according to Richard “Dick” Metzler, chief marketing officer of uShip.

March 15, 2016

Commentary: Don't Keep Looking for a Faster Horse

Throughout history, people have conceptualized the technological future only as a fancier version of the present.

February 11, 2016

Gauging Trucking’s Digital Disruptors

No fewer than five technology-based “disruptors” to freight transportation were identified in a recent survey of carrier/3PL/broker, shipper and trucking supplier executives conducted by Princeton Consulting.

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