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FreightWaves August Webinar Recap and Tips for 2019 RFP Season
Blog

Thanks to all who attended Thursday’s FreightWaves webinar sponsored by Convoy. With the 2019 RFP season right around the corner, we found the session to be incredibly valuable (and timely)! What follows is a summary of the webinar along with additional Convoy insights that we believe will arm shippers and carriers with critical macroeconomic intel […]

Come visit Convoy at the Great American Trucking Show
Carriers

The Great American Trucking Show (GATS) is next week, and we are so excited to connect with carriers and drivers making moves in today’s trucking industry!  At Convoy, we know that knowledge is power. That’s why we use technology to give you all the information you need up front so it’s faster and easier to […]

Reinventing Contractual Freight: introducing a real-time, guaranteed rate for routing guides, resulting in a 20% increase in load coverage
Announcement

We consistently hear from shippers that the contractual freight process is failing them. It’s a slow and static process that is misaligned with the fast-paced and volatile freight market. Today, we are announcing Dynamic Backup giving shippers real-time, guaranteed prices for contractual freight. This provides shippers with reduced operational overhead, increased load coverage and cost […]

Highway to Health: Staying Hydrated on the Road
BlogCarriers

This is a guest blog post from Michelle Cartmel, health and wellness coach for Highway to Health. If you’re not registered for the program, register for free and receive the daily updates HERE! Are you in a Dehydration Situation? We’re in the throws of summer and no matter where you live in the U.S., it’s HOT. […]

Empowering Women In Trucking with Ellen Voie
Convoy

Recently we had the honor of hosting Ellen Voie, founder, President, and CEO of Women In Trucking Association (WIT) at Convoy HQ. WIT’s mission is to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Ellen holds a Class A commercial […]

Starting a trucking company
Carriers

The current freight marketplace makes one thing clear, America needs more trucking companies. Capacity is at historic lows and rates are skyrocketing nationwide. Spot Van rates in June rose to unprecedented levels, reporting a 23% increase year over year (DAT). Drivers across the country constantly consider starting their own trucking company. With rates through the […]

Case study: From Sheer Frustration to High Satisfaction with Convoy
Shippers

Some companies think they have it tough when setting up and orchestrating the delivery networks that shuttle their products from point of origin to end customer, but J.R. Butler faces some especially high hurdles. A commercial glazing contractor in Denver, the company specializes in vertical and sloped glazing, with an emphasis on design-build, fabrication, and […]

July/August Freight Market Update: Planning for seasonality and market shifts
Industry insights

From the first DOT week with ELDs to unprecedented load-to-truck ratios in California to the start of the summer season, the past few weeks have been overwhelming for many shippers. Companies are paying more than ever to move their products and carriers are failing on loads or rejecting primary freight, leading to a very hot […]

Highway to Health – Wrap Up
Carriers

This is a guest blog post from Michelle Cartmel, health and wellness coach for Highway to Health. Michelle is a certified health and wellness coach, fitness enthusiast, self-taught cook and motivational partner. In early June, we set out on a journey together in hopes that we would reach destination health in four weeks. Methodically charting our […]

Q2 Carrier Snapshot Report
Industry insights

In June 2018 Convoy surveyed over 300 small and mid-sized trucking companies across the United States to collect a snapshot of the industry. Survey participants include dispatchers and owner-operators. All the results are self-reported by the participants. Survey highlights: On average, 93% of dispatchers and owner operators use a mobile app to book loads.  There […]