Truck driver is the #1 job in America

They’re the unsung heroes that make our economy work. At Convoy, truck drivers are what make our business possible.

We’re building a better future for truck drivers

We have always held the goal of improving truck drivers’ lives as a core tenet of why we do what we do. As this industry continues to change and evolve, we’ll play a mindful and conscientious role in helping truck drivers succeed now and in the future.

…and we’re also building a better future for the environment

As it turns out, of all the miles that truck drivers travel across the country, 40% of those trucks are empty. Let’s think about that—40% of the carbon impact from trucks today is because of empty mileage.

For every 1% improvement in truck routes and utilization, we can save:

  • nearly 400 million gallons of fuel from being consumed.
  • 100 million hours from being wasted.
  • 3 billion miles from being driven each year.

Our vision is for a world that operates efficiently

Technology can bring ease and efficiency to the supply chain industry and improve trucking. As more truckers and companies shipping freight become part of our network, our software will create smarter routes that efficiently batch shipments for our truck drivers, helping them and their small businesses thrive, saving on transportation costs and curtailing environmental waste.

We believe the future of freight is bright — but we can’t build it alone.

Truck driver is the most common job in America.

$800B

In 2018, nearly $800B will be spent on trucking service to move $12 trillion worth of goods for 10.5 billion tons of cargo. 

A few interesting

facts about 

trucking

Truckers cover

93,512,000,000

highway miles each year,

256,197,260

per day, and

2,965

per second, equaling

3,755,351

times around earth.

Trucking accounts for 82% of total dollars spent moving freight.
It takes 44 hours and 347 gallons of fuel to travel from Los Angeles to New York City.

A few interesting

facts about 

trucking

Truck driver is the most common job in America.

$800B

In 2018, nearly $800B will be spent on trucking service to move $12 trillion worth of goods for 10.5 billion tons of cargo. 

Truckers cover

93,512,000,000

highway miles each year,

256,197,260

per day, and

2,965

per second, equaling

3,755,351

times around earth.

It takes 44 hours and 347 gallons of fuel to travel from Los Angeles to New York City.
Trucking accounts for 82% of total dollars spent moving freight.

Defining our Culture

Convoy is a values-driven organization. We pride ourselves on our ability to focus on these values in order to deliver results. We use them as our guiding principles, to help strengthen, engage, and recognize people that exemplify the values that bring us together.

Always Have a Sense of Urgency
Don’t put off until tomorrow what can be done today. We think and act in days instead of weeks. Fast is better than perfect.

Bring Out the Best in Others
Leaders succeed by creating an environment where others do their best work, and by making their peers, team members, and managers more successful.

Love Problems, Not Solutions
We don’t get so fixated on a solution that we lose sight of the problem. The best solution wins—no matter the source.

Know Why
Know why before taking action or investing time. We give context, set clear goals, and use independent judgment. We don’t do anything just because “someone said so” or “it felt right.”

Think Big
We challenge ourselves to think at uncomfortable levels and aspire for more. No one will set the bar higher than we do.

Challenge Ideas, Respect Decisions
Speak up and engage in candid debate but commit to the decision once it’s made.

Earn it Through Results
We leave entitlements at the door and achieve our goals by delivering results, not by managing perceptions or going through the motions. We take ownership of the outcomes, not just the inputs.

Dive Deep
We’re intimate with the details of our business and we investigate anecdotes. We’re subject matter experts in our business and roles. When we have to make trade offs for speed, we call it out.

Innovate Deliberately
Our focus is a limited resource. We invest it into the advantages we create for ourselves and our partners. Elsewhere, we choose the known solution.

Build Trust
Listen first, admit mistakes, speak candidly, and treat others respectfully. We live and die by our trust in each other.

Recover Quickly
We learn from our failures to continuously make ourselves and the company better. Rapidly recovering from mistakes is as valuable as making the right call in the first place.

Convoy in the News
Trucking app Convoy looks to take slice of $800B freight industry

Backed by A-list investors like Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, Convoy is using technology to connect truck drivers with companies that have shipping needs. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to Convoy CEO Dan Lewis.

December 10, 2018
Freight.Tech 25: Silicon Valley money and the network effect lead Convoy to #4

Just three years after its founding in Seattle by two former Amazon executives, the leading digital freight brokerage Convoy reached a unicorn valuation and took the #4 spot in the Freight.Tech 25.

November 20, 2018
Billion-dollar trucking startup Convoy to open first office outside of Seattle

Trucking startup Convoy today announced that it picked Atlanta for the first office outside of its Seattle headquarters. The company plans to hire hundreds of employees at the new office to support its on-demand technology platform that matches trucking companies and shippers.

October 23, 2018
Why Alphabet just led a $185 million investment round in a trucking startup

Convoy announced its most recent round of funding on Friday, totaling $185 million. CapitalG, Alphabet's growth equity fund, led the investment round. YCombinator, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, and T. Rowe Price Group have previously invested in Convoy, as well.

September 21, 2018
Convoy Leadership Team
Dan Lewis, CEO & Co-Founder

Dan Lewis is the co-founder and CEO of Convoy. Before Convoy, Dan ran product development at Amazon, Microsoft and Wavii (acquired by Google). Dan started his career in technology and supply-chain consulting for Oliver Wyman, after studying cognitive science at Yale University.

Grant Goodale, CTO & Co-Founder

Grant Goodale is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Convoy following roles at Amazon, and several technology startups. Grant earned computer science degrees from the University of Southern California and Cornell University.

Ziad Ismail, CPO

Ziad Ismail is the Chief Product Officer of Convoy. He is responsible for Product, Data Science, Design & Growth at Convoy. Prior to Convoy, Ziad founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of several companies, including CitiKey, an award-winning mobile local company in Stockholm, Sweden. Most recently, Ziad served as Chief Product Officer of Marchex and held various leadership roles at Microsoft in mobile search, mobile advertising efforts, and Windows Phone. Ziad received his MBA from Harvard Business School and MSC in Computer Science from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.

Brett Thompson, CHRO

Brett Thompson is the Chief Human Resource Officer at Convoy, following a decade as Tableau Software’s Vice President of Human Resources, and Senior Vice President of Human Resources for United Online’s CMC Division. Brett earned a bachelor’s degree in business and finance from Utah State University.

Diankha Linear, General Counsel

Diankha Linear is the General Counsel for Convoy after serving in senior legal roles at Nordstrom and Expeditors International of Washington. Previously, Diankha held legal positions at the U.S. Department of Education, the Office for Civil Rights and Perkins Coie, after 16 years of service in the United States Army. Diankha earned her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and received her BA in political science and military science from the University of Washington.

 

Kristen Forecki, VP Operations

Kristen Forecki is the Vice President of Operations at Convoy after managing product and operations at Rover.com and Amazon Marketplace. Kristen earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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