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One-Off Factors Weigh Down September Industrial Activity
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Industrial activity was weak in September, buffeted by adverse weather, tough times in farm country, labor disruptions, and the continuing trade war. After posting a modest rebound in August, industrial production hit another rough spot in September and was down 0.16 percent from a year earlier. Manufacturing and consumer goods showed even sharper declines. But […]

Automated Reloads Are Reducing Empty Mile Carbon Emissions by 45%
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Today, Convoy is proud to share that bundling loads through our Automated Reloads program is yielding a 45% decrease in CO2 emissions from trucks running empty less often. Launched nationwide in June, Automated Reloads algorithmically groups multiple full-truckload shipments for carriers — minimizing empty miles, eliminating time wasted between loads, and lowering the resulting unnecessary […]

Quantifying a Greener Future for Freight
BlogFreight Research

This post was originally published on Convoy’s Tech Blog on Medium There is a dirty secret in the freight industry. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), medium- and heavy-duty truck freight accounts for 7 percent of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, or 436.5 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent in 2017 (the most recent year of data […]

Niagara Selects Convoy as National Carrier of the Year for the 2nd Year in a Row
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Niagara Bottling, a leading bottled water supplier in the United States, awarded Convoy with the 2019 National Carrier of the Year award. This marks the second year in a row that Convoy has won this prestigious award from Niagara.  The opportunity to build a more efficient and sustainable supply chain for our shippers is core […]

Introducing: Convoy Connect. The free Transportation Management System that gives shippers immediate access to capacity and reduces time to tender by half
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We are excited to announce Convoy Connect, a free Transportation Management System (TMS) that comes pre-configured with access to Convoy’s network of high-quality carriers. Convoy Connect allows shippers to manage all of their existing carriers, but unlike other alternatives, Connect also gives you instant access to Convoy’s capacity with guaranteed, real-time pricing. Customers such as […]

Using machine learning and AWS to transform the trucking industry
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Every day, Convoy is working to design innovative solutions that address supply chain inefficiencies. On Convoy’s tech blog on Medium, engineer manager David Tsai wrote an article about how Convoy is using machine learning and AWS to transform the trucking industry. You can view the full story here and be sure to watch the video […]

Hassle-Free BOL Uploading From Your Computer or App
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Today, we added a new capability to Carrier Web so carriers can now upload Bills of Lading (BOLs) directly from their computer, in addition to the Convoy mobile app. Carrier Web is an online tool for carriers and their office staff to centrally manage paperwork, assign loads to drivers, and track payment status. BOLs have […]

Why Veteran Charmaria Gurley Started a Trucking Business
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On Thanksgiving of 2015, while eating dinner with her siblings, Charmaria announced she was ready to quit her job in investments and start her own business. Her brother Martin, who was working as a company driver, said, “Why don’t you open a trucking company?” By Christmas, Charmaira had made up her mind: Once she got […]

Freight Recession Continues Despite Stronger Industrial Production Data
BlogFreight Research

The freight economy remains in the midst of a recession despite stronger-than-anticipated industrial activity in August. Industrial Production data published this morning by the Federal Reserve Board Industrial Production were a welcome relief for anyone looking for a break from a recent string of soft manufacturing numbers. Still, despite the August pickup, factory activity is […]

Convoy Launches ‘Convoy Now’ to Open API Access to the Convoy Network and Provide Automated Real-Time Pricing and Capacity for Live and Drop Loads
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Today we’re thrilled to announce Convoy Now, a program that gives shippers, Transportation Management Solution (TMS) providers, Managed Transportation Providers (MTPs), and other logistics companies direct access to Convoy’s automated real-time pricing and guaranteed capacity for both live and drop-and-hook loads. This includes a suite of application programming interfaces (APIs), developer tools, and pricing programs […]