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Today we’re excited to announce enhancements to our drop-and-hook service, Convoy Go, that provide customers with more flexible, reliable capacity, superior service levels, and real-time load visibility. Specifically, we’ve added predictive trailer routing, automated reloads with batched routes, and improved smart trailer telematics to our nationwide drop service. The challenge with traditional drop-and-hook has been […]

In this post, we highlight the complex and innovative combinatorial optimization techniques used by Convoy scientists and engineers to achieve efficiency and scale in what is fast becoming the most popular way for retailers and manufacturers to move truckload freight: drop-and-hook. We’ll explain what drop-and-hook is, why it’s historically presented problems of inefficiency to companies […]

By eliminating trailer loading and unloading wait times, Convoy power only loads require an average of 6 hours less to complete than traditional live loads to and from the same facilities. Carriers who are hauling power only loads in Convoy’s network are doing so 30% of the time, and generating up to $19,000 more revenue per truck per year through increasing the number of loads they are able to haul.

Retail spending took a brief breather in October, slipping slightly on its relentless upward march that began in June. The annual pace of growth in retail sales edged lower to 8.5% compared to 8.8% in September, the first year-over-year deceleration since states began to reopen after the first wave of Covid-19 induced lockdowns. But as […]

At Convoy, we value the women and men who have served or are currently serving in the United States Military. We recognize and appreciate that many people in trucking, freight, and logistics are veterans and believe it is important that our employee demographics reflect that. From our early days, we have brought amazing veterans onto […]

Seattle, WA — November 9, 2020 — Convoy, the nation’s most efficient digital freight network, has earned the third spot in FreightWaves’ FreightTech 25, an annual list of the most innovative and disruptive companies in freight. This year marks Convoy’s third consecutive year placing in the top five.  “Our nation’s supply chain has faced monumental […]

Trucking industry employment increased by 0.7% (9,600 jobs, seasonally adjusted) in October according to payroll data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) — nearly matching August for the best month for job gains since the start of the pandemic and close to the monthly job gains at the last freight market peak […]

As an increasingly larger number of multinational organizations begin to place greater emphasis on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability, the roles, responsibilities, and goals of those in charge of the effort continue to evolve. Whereas sustainability leaders may have been siloed early on in an organization, today these practitioners are finding themselves with a […]

There is a frequent misconception in business that companies can really only afford to address sustainability issues once they have become profitable. Yet there is a business structure out there, a Certified B Corporation, which actually balances purpose AND profit. Certified B Corporations are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their […]

There is a growing trend among companies of all sizes to take a critical look at their social impact and devise strategies for working toward more equitable practices. Across all major industries, these companies are evaluating their employees, consumers, partners, and communities to try to build more diverse and inclusive environments. The trucking industry is […]

Since the 1970s, people have been coming together all over America to celebrate Pride Month in June each year.  Pride is a commemoration of the Stonewall Uprising of 1969 and celebrates the work it has taken, and acknowledges the work that is still needed, to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for LGBTQIA+ Americans.  In […]

We are experiencing a huge shift in consumer mindset as customers have become more interested in a company’s process over its product. This is particularly true in the nearly $500+ billion cosmetics industry, which does much to improve a person’s sense of self and wellbeing, but also has a great deal of waste taking a […]

Consumer spending hit new highs in September while the industrial sector stabilized, but ultimately failed to recover its pre-crisis momentum. Data published this morning by the Census Bureau and the Federal Reserve Board beg the question: How durable is the economic recovery if America’s consumers are in overdrive, but its factories are stalling in second […]

Convoy encourages use of free eco-driving training course to tens of thousands of truck drivers in North America We are excited to announce a new way for carriers to reduce carbon emissions by 35%. Starting today, we are promoting Natural Resources Canada’s industry leading SmartDriver for Highway Trucking (SDHT) training course to Convoy’s network of tens […]

In this article, we’ll explore how to create a well-balanced set of operational metrics that you can implement in your own business. Like all businesses, Convoy has many stakeholders with different priorities.  Shippers care about trucks being on time, good communication, and fair prices. Carriers also care about fair prices, strong relationships, and access to shipments […]

Convoy welcomes Sunita Solao to its Executive team as Vice President of People, effective October 19, 2020. Sunita will report into Co-founder and CEO Dan Lewis and oversee all aspects of the People and Places teams at Convoy, including recruiting, total rewards, learning and development, DE&I and workplace and facilities teams.   “Finding the right […]