Seattle, WA – May 3, 2022 – Convoy, the nation’s leading digital freight network, is excited to announce Convoy for Brokers – a new program and technology platform that provides freight brokers with direct access to Convoy’s carrier network and automates the brokerage process, received an honorable mention on Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas list in the Transportation category, for its impact in supporting the growth of positive social innovation.
Launched in November 2021, Convoy for Brokers enables freight brokers to access Convoy’s network of owner-operators and small carriers, numbering more than 400,000 trucks. The program provides brokers with technology integrations and an online platform where they can manage loads and improve productivity through Convoy’s brokerage automation. With Convoy for Brokers, third-party brokers remain the broker of record on shipments, and continue to directly manage their shipper and carrier relationships, while Convoy’s technology and digital freight network facilitate the process.
“At Convoy, we believe carriers, brokerages, and shippers working together is the foundation of a healthier, more resilient supply chain that benefits all parties involved,” said Brooks McMahon, Chief Business Development Officer of Convoy. “Convoy for Brokers was developed in close partnership with USA Truck, AFS Logistics and other partners – reflecting our commitment to drive greater collaboration and transparency in the freight industry. We’re humbled to see this approach recognized in Fast Company’s list of World’s Changing Ideas.”
World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s preeminent awards, focusing on elevating innovations that make the world better. This recognition comes fast on the heels of Convoy being ranked third in the Logistics category of Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2022.
“We are consistently inspired by the novelty and creativity that people are applying to solve some of our society’s most pressing problems, from shelter to the climate crisis. Fast Company relishes its role in amplifying important, innovative work to address big challenges,” says David Lidsky, interim editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists have identified some of the most ingenious initiatives to launch since the start of 2021, which we hope will both have a meaningful impact and lead others to join in being part of the solution.”
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