About Lorin Seeks

Lorin Seeks
Lorin developed a passion for logistics as a Captain in the US Army Transportation Corps and never looked back. He has spent his career engaged in various supply chain focused roles for both carriers and shippers, to include leading the North American Transportation Operations team at Starbucks. Lorin holds an MBA and a MS in Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics from the University of Washington, where he is on the advisory board of the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center. He is currently the Director of Carrier Quality and Compliance for Convoy.

Posts by Lorin Seeks:

Asset like performance and safety – in a digital freight network

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.…

Best Practices in Carrier Compliance Management

When people think Convoy, they think technology, data, and insights that result in lower cost and better service. Yet, at the end of the day, no matter how incredible our tech is, we are providing trucking as a service. When shippers hire us, they trust that the driver showing up at their facility is going…

3 Compliance Risks for Shippers and Why They Matter

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…

FMCSA provides welcome guidance on personal conveyance

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…

Be Prepared for Roadcheck 2018

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…