Lorin Seeks, Author at Convoy

Historically, shippers have relied on brokers for flexible carrier capacity but looked to asset-based carriers to manage risk and improve service quality. Shippers were forced to make an either/or decision. But Convoy delivers the best of both, offering the flexibility of a broker while also providing the safety and quality typically associated with asset-based carriers. […]

Shippers hire brokers for a number of reasons, most commonly to access capacity. Much of the “capacity” in the U.S. is anecdotally attributed to national asset carriers. However, in the for-hire truck market, the largest carriers (those with 100+ trucks in their fleets) only account for about 40% of trucks available. The remaining 60% of […]

Historically personal conveyance has been troublesome for drivers. Personal conveyance is when a driver uses their Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) for personal use while off-duty, such as finding a safe place to park in order to rest while off-duty. Applied incorrectly, a driver could be sited for Hours of Service (HOS) violations. Unfortunately, the Federal […]

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Roadcheck is coming up on June 5-7. Over that three day period, safety officials across North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers. Inspectors typically conduct the North American Standard Level-1 inspection, a 37-step procedure which includes driver and vehicle compliance with CSA safety regulations. This […]