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Earlier this year we launched Convoy Now, a program that gives shippers, Transportation Management Solution (TMS) providers, Managed Transportation Providers (MTPs), and other logistics companies direct access to Convoy’s automated real-time pricing and guaranteed capacity. Together with leading TMS provider MercuryGate, we deliver Convoy’s automated real-time rates to their shippers, providing savings in the cost […]

This week Convoy hosted a webinar looking back at the key market forces driving the freight industry in 2019, and explored how unresolved questions from the past year might shape the market going into 2020. There remain substantial uncertainties about the economic outlook for the coming year. To some degree, there always are. But for […]

Earlier this year, we introduced Automated Reloads, a solution that algorithmically evaluates and optimizes how loads can be grouped in real-time, all without human intervention. Today, Marketplace software engineer Amin Amiri penned an article on Convoy’s Tech Blog talking about the engineering team’s journey in building graph algorithms. These algorithms keep trucks running full and […]

Industrial activity was soft in October, posting its second consecutive year-over-year decline. Some of the results can be written off to one-off factors — the residual effects of the General Motors strike that ended mid-month, and a strong comparable for October 2018.  The economy faced a number of headwinds in September that weighed on industrial […]

The inefficiencies in trucking are not new. For years,  people have talked about empty miles, yet 35% of all miles are still driven empty. There is a shortage of drivers, yet detention and payment remain a hassle. Drivers spend an average of 2.5 hours loading or unloading at each stop. These issues eventually translate into […]

We are at an opportunistic moment in freight. Today, smartphones are in the vast majority of trucks, automation and machine learning capabilities are being deployed at scale, and companies of every size are trying to optimize supply chains to improve their bottom lines and reduce their carbon footprints. Even so, the global freight industry continues […]

Today we thank and recognize the servicemen and women nationwide for all they do to keep our country safe. Convoy has around 30 veterans working in all parts of the company in both our Atlanta and Seattle offices. Nine veterans, with more than 80 years of combined military service, answered our questions about their transition […]