About Convoy Team

Convoy Team
Convoy is the nation's leading digital freight network. We move thousands of truckloads around the country each day through our optimized, connected network of carriers, saving money for shippers, increasing earnings for drivers, and eliminating carbon waste for our planet. We use technology and data to solve problems of waste and inefficiency in the $800B trucking industry, which generates over 87 million metric tons of wasted CO2 emissions from empty trucks. Fortune 500 shippers like Anheuser-Busch, P&G, Niagara, and Unilever trust Convoy to lower costs, increase logistics efficiency, and achieve environmental sustainability targets.

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Highway to Health – Wrap Up

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…

Highway to Health – Week 4: Fuel Your Tank

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, sign-up for free for the Highway to Health Wrap Up! It’s WEEK 4, WOW, that went fast! We’ve covered so much ground and I’ve loved taking this journey together. I hope…

Convoy Named One of the Best 100 Companies to Work For in Washington

We’re so excited to announce that we’ve made Seattle Business Magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For for the second year in a row! For the 28th year, Seattle Business Magazine looked for the top companies in Washington that set the standard for a work environment, rewards and recognition, benefits, communications, responsibility and…

Highway to Health – Week 3: Map Your Route

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 for the Highway to Health Wrap Up! Hey Guys and Gals – We are in WEEK 3 of Highway to Health and I’m SO FIRED UP that you…

Highway to Health – Week 2: Clean Up Your Cab

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 for the Highway to Health Wrap Up! Hello Highway to Health Members! So glad you are back for WEEK 2, I’m thrilled that we’re onto the next phase…

Highway to Health – Week 1: Re-start Your Engine

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. Throughout the Highway to Health series, Michelle will provide nutrition know-how, daily tips and incentives that inspire drivers to jumpstart their health journey. Hey…

Welcome to your Highway to Health

Today, we’re excited to announce the kickoff of, Highway to Health, a four-week series designed to share advice on how drivers can improve health and wellness. The health and wellness of professional truck drivers is an increasing concern. This issue was ranked as the 8th most important in the industry by contributors to the American Transportation…

Tackling the Future of Transportation with Greylock’s Reid Hoffman and Simon Rothman

Recently, our friends at Greylock Partners hosted an invite-only event in San Francisco on The Future of Transportation. The event brought together a mix of tech startup founders and press to talk about the impact of technology on the transportation landscape and the role of autonomy over the next few decades. Panels featured insights from…

May/June market update: Preparing for produce season

Produce season happens every year, starting in March in southern states like Florida and Texas, and progresses north throughout the summer as fruits and vegetables become ready for harvest. As a result, there are more loads outbound from these produce hubs, causing capacity constraints and allowing carriers to demand higher rates. Inbound loads, on the…

Convoy Wins Next Tech Titan at 2018 Geekwire Awards

Each year, the Geekwire Awards celebrate the heart and soul of Seattle’s thriving tech community. Last year, Convoy took home the coveted Startup of the Year award. And this year – at the 10th Anniversary Award ceremony last night- Convoy was recognized as Geekwire’s Next Tech Titan! “This is a huge honor,” Convoy co-founder Grant…

U2’s Bono and The Edge invest in Convoy

U2 frontman Bono and lead guitarist The Edge have invested in the future of trucking by supporting Convoy, the leading network of technology-connected small trucking companies. “Bono and The Edge know more about trucking than you might think. They’ve spent most of their adult lives touring the world with U2, and trucks are an essential…

How to become a shipper of choice (and why you should care!)

While the freight market upheaval has only recently made headlines, those in the industry have been feeling its effects for years. High freight volumes coupled with a nationwide driver shortage and new regulations have resulted in unprecedented volatility. As demand outstrips supply, the balance of power has shifted to carriers, who are becoming increasingly selective…

March/April report: get ahead of freight trends and seasonality

If you’ve ever talked to experienced carriers, they talk about freight in seasons: produce season, Christmas tree season, potato and onion season, etc. Carriers understand the cyclical trends that affect freight in the United States and change their strategy to accommodate these shifts. Whether Chinese New Year is affecting L.A. imports or there are capacity…

The Twenty Minute VC with Dan Lewis

Dan Lewis, CEO and Co-founder of Convoy, recently chatted with Harry Stebbings on the 20 Minute VC Podcast. Check out the episode here: CLICK TO PLAY CLICK TO LISTEN ON ITUNES They covered a range of topics including: How to think about choosing the right investors and enhancing board chemistry How investors can help build credibility and…

Convoy Driver Playlist: Top 100 Hits

At Convoy, we love getting the opportunity to learn more about you, our Carriers! That’s why we recently reached out to learn about what you like when you’re on the road – from your favorite foods (jerky, fruit, and nuts being top choices) to your favorite songs to throw on repeat while driving down that…

The Vicious Cycle: Spot Market Volatility and Primary Tender Acceptance

It’s no secret that shippers have been faced with a particularly challenging freight environment over the past three quarters. The combination of newly-enforced ELD regulations and a strong economy have wreaked havoc on routing guides and transportation budgets across all modes, causing unprecedented volatility. The statistic above, provided by DAT1 , references the fact that…

A new way to find loads and reduce deadhead

Today, we are excited to announce new ways of finding work that help carriers plan ahead, reduce deadhead miles, and get the loads they really want—all free through our mobile app’s load board. Our carriers consistently tell us that the thing that matters most is to help them keep their trucks full and find loads…