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Today we are launching Freight Economics at Convoy — an initiative to feature the best of our economic analysis and freight data on the Convoy Blog and to share our perspective on freight market developments. As a marketplace that connects shippers that move goods around the country with the tens of thousands of carriers who […]

When he was in high school, Sikander “Shawn” Sekhon came to the U.S. from India. “My parents sent me here by myself, and I didn’t speak any English,” he says. Sekhon, who goes by his last name, knew he needed to find a way to make a living after college. So he learned English, got […]

As a kid growing up in Mexico and California, Roberto Perez Casillas loved looking at trucks. “My mom was always telling me, I’d look at a semi and get all excited,” Roberto says. “Even all my toys were semi trucks.” Roberto has driven for almost 15 years — and he just celebrated his company’s second birthday. […]

Many truck drivers are fulfilling their dreams of getting their operating authority and starting a trucking company. Here are six steps to get your owner operator trucking business off the ground. In this article: Create a plan Buy your equipment Register your trucking business Get your operating authority and other licenses Purchase insurance Find and […]

Brooklyn’s Sixpoint Brewery is known for its delicious blend of art and science (“mad science” for brew fans in the know). The beverage producer brings fresh and sometimes funky flavors to life for craft beer lovers all across the country. Over the past year, Sixpoint has released over 40 different formulations to local and national […]

Nationally, there were minimal changes in shipping volume and tender rejection rates. In the South, produce season has started to pick up, and we’re seeing elevated reefer tender rejection rates in both Jacksonville, Florida and Savannah, Georgia. Reefer tender rejection rates are up all along the eastern United States, including Columbia, South Carolina; Chattanooga, Tennessee; […]

Why is June 4-6 one of the most popular times for carriers to take vacations? Hint: It’s not kids starting summer vacation. Each June, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) designates a 72-hour period for “International Roadcheck.” This three-day event is described as “the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world.” […]