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Why We’re Launching Freight Economics Research on the Convoy Blog
BlogFreight Economic Research

Today we are launching Freight Economics at Convoy — an initiative to feature the best of our economic analysis and freight data on the Convoy Blog and to share our perspective on freight market developments. As a marketplace that connects shippers that move goods around the country with the tens of thousands of carriers who […]

How Shawn Sekhon, Mani Litt, and Guri Bhathal Created a 100-Truck Fleet at National Transportation Services
BlogCarriers

When he was in high school, Sikander “Shawn” Sekhon came to the U.S. from India. “My parents sent me here by myself, and I didn’t speak any English,” he says. Sekhon, who goes by his last name, knew he needed to find a way to make a living after college. So he learned English, got […]

How a Childhood Dream Fueled Roberto Perez Casillas’ Success
Carriers

As a kid growing up in Mexico and California, Roberto Perez Casillas loved looking at trucks. “My mom was always telling me, I’d look at a semi and get all excited,” Roberto says. “Even all my toys were semi trucks.” Roberto has driven for almost 15 years — and he just celebrated his company’s second birthday. […]

FreightWaves May Webinar Recap: 6 Things You Should Know
Blog

Thanks to all who attended FreightWaves’ May monthly webinar, sponsored by Convoy.  Below, we summarize the webinar and add insights from Convoy. Overall, trucking economic data is turning negative, indicating low demand may be here to stay as we enter the peak summer months. On the carrier side, capacity is stretching beyond existing demand and […]

Riding a Wave of Growth: How Convoy is Rapidly Building a Data Science Team
Data Science

From its founding, Convoy was designed to be a truly data science-driven organization: machine learning, economic analysis, experimentation, causal inference, and optimization underpin every decision we make. Leveraging these tools at scale is how we are driving inefficiency out of the $800 billion U.S. freight market. I recently overheard our VP of People, Dough (real […]

A Trucking State of the Union With Will “Lil Dawg” Kling
BlogConvoy Radio

Convoy Radio, a podcast for truckers, has hosted guests ranging from Wall Street investors to asset carrier CEOs. The latest episode is an absolute must-listen as truck driver and YouTube personality Will “Lil Dawg” Kling joins the show. Kling, a.k.a. “Lil Dawg,” is an American truck driver who — after serving in the U.S. Navy […]

How to start a trucking company
Carriers

Many truck drivers are fulfilling their dreams of getting their operating authority and starting a trucking company. Here are six steps to get your owner operator trucking business off the ground. In this article: Create a plan Buy your equipment Register your trucking business Get your operating authority and other licenses Purchase insurance Find and […]

Sixpoint Brewery’s Focus On Supply Chain Innovation Means Better Service and Better Beer
Shippers

Brooklyn’s Sixpoint Brewery is known for its delicious blend of art and science (“mad science” for brew fans in the know). The beverage producer brings fresh and sometimes funky flavors to life for craft beer lovers all across the country. Over the past year, Sixpoint has released over 40 different formulations to local and national […]

5 Ways for Carriers to Prepare for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Road Check 2019
Carriers

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual road check is right around the corner. Are you prepared?

Weekly Freight Market Update: Flowers Strain Reefer Capacity
Industry insights

Nationally, there were minimal changes in shipping volume and tender rejection rates. In the South, produce season has started to pick up, and we’re seeing elevated reefer tender rejection rates in both Jacksonville, Florida and Savannah, Georgia. Reefer tender rejection rates are up all along the eastern United States, including Columbia, South Carolina; Chattanooga, Tennessee; […]