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Niagara Chooses Convoy as Broker of the Year
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The procurement and logistics team at Niagara Bottling like to say they are a manufacturing and transportation company that happens to make bottled water. Over the next year (and well beyond), the Niagara logistics team is focused on aligning their supply chains to create efficient, waste-reducing and collaborative operations and partnerships. “Collaboration is the key […]

Weekly Freight Roundup: Hot Holiday “Counterpart” Markets
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Fueled by e-commerce shipments, the freight market has shaken off any lull as national tender volumes have recovered to pre-Thanksgiving levels. This is having a significant impact on dry van rates and capacity nationwide and is resulting in market imbalance. DAT is reporting load posts rose 54% last week while truck posts only increased by […]

Weekly Freight Roundup: 3 Reasons This Holiday Freight Season is Different
Shippers

The last week in the freight market has been a whirlwind. There has been a spike in volume, a holiday dip, a capacity dip, a post-holiday hangover (volume + capacity dip) and — finally — a period of stabilization. Retail sales were strong on the official kickoff of holiday shopping season, even setting a record […]

Shippers Now Have Direct Access to Convoy’s Data and Models With Shipper Platform 2.0
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Shippers across the country are overpaying on freight because they don’t have access to the right information about the market and lanes they run. Shippers recognize the need to fill this gap: According to Capgemini Consulting, 93% of shippers say that improved, data-driven decision making will be crucial to their supply chain success. At Convoy, […]

FreightWaves: November Market Trends
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Thanks to all who attended FreightWaves’ November Market Trends Webinar, sponsored by Convoy. Despite tariffs and the rising dollar, November started slow for freight and has started to pick up volume ahead of the holiday season. Capacity continues to slowly increase. To help you prepare for the holiday season, we’ll recap what’s going on with […]

The Trucking Industry Recognizes Convoy as the Most Innovative Broker in Freight
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We’re honored to be named among the FreightWaves “Freight.Tech 25,” which showcases the most innovative and disruptive companies in freight. The companies were evaluated by over 50 industry executives, academics and investors; including Freightwaves CEO, Craig Fuller, and executives of Steifel, JB Hunt, Keeptruckin’ and Daimler. We ranked in 4th place, out of 500 nominated companies. This […]

Happy Veterans Day
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Many veterans have found a career in freight. To those of you who have served in the U.S. Military and to everyone who has served around the world, thank you. Happy Veterans Day.  Nearly 40 percent of owner-operators have served in the military, according to the The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). We sat down with […]

6 Ways to Make Your Shipping Facilities More Carrier Friendly (And Why It Matters)
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The trucking capacity crunch, driver shortage, and electronic logging device (ELD) mandate are working together to create a carrier’s market right now. In a world where carriers can be more selective about who they work with and the business they take on, shippers need to find ways to make their facilities stand out (for good […]

5 (Supposedly) Haunted Roads
Carriers

Apparitions, ghosts or a trick of the eyes. Whether you believe or not, these roads have an unearthly reputation. We combed through reports of haunted highways to bring you 5 of the spookiest. Keep reading, if you dare!   Route 44 Hitchhiker (Massachusetts) A bearded man can be seen hitchhiking and walking along Route 44 […]

Bad Weather Safety Tips for Truck Drivers
Carriers

Bad weather can make for scary driving conditions, no matter what time of year. Remember these tips the next time you get behind the wheel of your rig. Do a full pre-trip inspection. Make sure all your tread is deep, tires are filled, exhaust pipe is cleared and your truck/trailer are ready to hit the road. […]