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Let’s talk the future of freight at the Great American Trucking Show

The Great American Trucking Show (GATS) kicks off today, Thursday August 22. We’re looking forward to meeting carriers from across the country! At Convoy, we’re focused on empowering carriers to earn more and find work hassle-free. Hearing from those of you on the road helps us improve the experience. Stop by the Convoy booth (#4033) […]

Experience Hassle-Free Hauling with Convoy

We hear from carriers regularly that they want an easier way to find loads and get paid, all with less hassle. Convoy has developed products and features that help you do just that. Streamlined sign-up, easy search, and ability to bid on loads that match your preferences Get set up in minutes and book loads […]

Michael Rivera Shares What He Loves About Driving for Himself, Plus Advice for New Owner Operators

Some kids know what they want to be when they grow up. Only a lucky few make their childhood dreams come true.  Michael Rivera is one of them. He grew up in the era of Smokey and the Bandit. His dad drove for Greyhound for 20 years. “Driving is in my blood,” Michael says. “The […]

Freight Industry Recessions and the Business Cycle
Freight Research

The freight industry is currently experiencing a recession, which began in October 2018.From peak to peak, the freight industry typically experiences a full industry-specific business cycle about every four years; the typical freight recession lasts around 10 months.While freight industry downturns often lead macroeconomic downturns by several months, about half of freight industry recessions over […]

Identifying the Freight Industry Business Cycle
Freight Research

To identify freight industry expansions and recessions, our goal was to replicate as closely as possible common approaches used to identify the business cycle for the broader economy.  There is no universally accepted definition of a recession. The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) — a nonprofit that is the most authoritative arbiter of U.S. […]

Convoy Partners with TMS Provider BluJay to Bring Instant Market Rates to Shippers Nationwide

Today, we’re proud to announce a partnership with BluJay Solutions, a leading supply chain software and service provider.   This partnership provides shippers with direct access to Convoy’s instant market rates with guaranteed tender acceptance no matter the market conditions, via BluJay’s Transportation Management dashboard.  This direct integration has already begun to roll out with […]

Earn the most with Convoy’s app and features

Keeping your trucks full and moving is the key to success in the freight hauling industry. Convoy is continually working to make it easier for you to earn more. Here are just a few of the reasons you’ll want to add Convoy to your toolkit so you can maximize earnings.  Plan Ahead, Book Easily & […]

What Juan Garcia Has Learned After 15+ Years in Trucking

Industry veteran Juan Garcia — who goes by JG — got his CDL in 2003 and went into business with his brother. Today, JG is the owner operator of Pacific Star Nursery Transportation Inc, based near Fresno in California’s Central Valley.  JG took my call on a Thursday morning. When I called, the temperature had already […]

What you need to know about empty miles in trucking
BlogFreight Research

Waste matters. For nearly every industry, waste contributes to higher costs. But in the freight industry, the stakes are even higher. In freight, waste means that more fuel is consumed, more carbon is emitted, and drivers spend more hours sitting idle. One of the most common examples of waste in the freight industry occurs when […]

Cautions when comparing empty miles in trucking
BlogFreight Research

The number and share of miles that trucks drive empty is a critically important metric for the freight industry. However, as we have documented, there is a wide range of estimates of empty miles that are not necessarily comparable. There are no industry-wide standards or guidelines for calculating and reporting empty miles. Some carriers do […]