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Dart Container and Convoy Bring Good Will To Those In Need By Transporting Food Service Products To International Humanitarian Aid Organization
BlogPartnersShippersSustainability

Convoy was recently called upon to help deliver much-needed food service supplies donated by Dart Container Corporation of Mason, Michigan. Dart, one of the world’s largest food and beverage packaging manufacturers, donated two truckloads of foodservice products — approximately 90,000 lbs. of goods — to Matthew 25: Ministries (M25M) in Cincinnati, Ohio.

How a digital freight network delivers Enterprise-level freight shipping services to small businesses
BlogShippers

Many shippers have heard the term digital freight network (DFN) thrown around over the past few months. DFNs are often associated with automation, visibility and efficiency, but what exactly does all of this mean for small businesses? Here are four ways that a DFN is specifically set up to help small shippers lower costs and get exceptional freight shipping services through speedy coverage, increased efficiency, and higher service levels.

3 Ways Carriers Can Prepare for DOT Week 2020
BlogCarriers

With DOT Week set for July 12 – 18th, we created a list of 3 ways every carrier in our network can be prepared

How Supply Chain Visibility Holds Carriers Accountable and Improves Decision Making
BlogShippers

Supply chain visibility is a game of inches. You can often spot some of the most obvious faults in your supply chain using your TMS, but game-changing improvements come from spotting small, repetitive patterns in your data over time. Finding these patterns is no easy task, requiring high-quality data to understand the details of your […]

Eliminating air pollution – 50th years of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
BlogSustainability

Fifty years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established with a mission to protect human health and the environment. It works to ensure Americans have clean air, land, and water; reduce environmental risks; pass federal protection laws; maintain environmental stewardship integral to US policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy transportation, agriculture, […]

Truckers to the Rescue: Equipping Drivers to Report Trafficking
BlogPartnersSustainability

Convoy has recently partnered with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) to raise awareness and assist law enforcement in the identification and reporting of human trafficking. It is our goal to aid in the recovery of victims and the arrest of their perpetrators.

COVID-19 Accelerated Trucking’s Demographic Shift
BlogFreight Research

Trucking industry jobs have proven more resilient than other sectors of the economy as the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the American economy — a trend confirmed by new employment data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) this morning — but beneath the headline numbers, the past few months have accelerated a generational demographic […]

How shippers can avoid carrier fall-offs and recover quickly with Convoy
Quality & ComplianceShippers

If you are a shipper, you probably know that moment of stress when a carrier backs out at the last minute and leaves you with a hot load to cover. Shippers spend countless hours trying to cover these fall-off loads. With the increased volatility of the COVID-19 freight market, fall-offs are becoming the new normal. […]

Convoy and KeepTruckin Partner on Freight Visibility Integration
BlogCarriersPartners

Today, we announced a new technology partnership with KeepTruckin to help carriers simplify daily tasks and grow their businesses. We will integrate with KeepTruckin’s freight visibility API to access location data for en-route shipments—generated by consenting carriers in our network who use KeepTruckin’s Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs)—to provide additional visibility and eliminate the need for […]

The Environmental Impact of Retail
BlogSustainability

Sustainability and the environment are linked in myriad ways to the ultimate success of a retail business. Does the sustainability conversation in retail begin as a result of a CEO’s moral imperative to do the right thing? Or is it actually driven by the growing customer loyalty to retail brands which take steps to address […]