Often when speaking to drivers, the first question I ask is when and how they got involved in the trucking industry. Not only does this question establish a baseline of their experience, but it shows just how unique each individual driver’s story is. Over the last few years, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and […]
For truck drivers, life on the road brings new and unexpected challenges every day. From treacherous weather in one city, to closed parking lots in another, the number of different factors that drivers need to track is always growing. Technology is working hard to make drivers’ lives easier. Below are the best trucking apps that […]
In June 2019, Shawn Sekhon, Mani Litt, and Guri Bhathal joined Convoy to discuss how they had grown their fleet to over 100 trucks. Three years ago, the fleet was 20 trucks and focused solely on intermodal local freight. In order to start hauling dry van freight, Guri saw an opportunity to begin working with […]
Greenmiles’ owner Shain Ferriss, operating manager Ron Sanders, and driver/owner-operator Matthew Velazquez, sit down with Macey Knecht, Convoy’s Carrier Advocacy Specialist, to discuss their experience signing up to work with Convoy. SHAIN FERRISS, OWNER OF GREENMILES Macey: Welcome Shain, and thank you for joining us! Greenmiles has an incredible reputation in the industry – I […]
What is freight factoring? Freight factoring is all about cash flow. If carriers have slow-paying customers or brokers then they may have to wait up to 60 days to get paid for your work. However, carriers need cash flow to pay their expenses such as fuel, insurance, payroll, repairs, and more. That’s where freight factoring […]
Today, Convoy is announcing a new integration with AscendTMS, a leading Transportation Management System (TMS) provider, to help carriers efficiently find and book loads that keep their trucks full and earning. By combining the powerful business tools of AscendTMS and load recommendations from Convoy, the nation’s most efficient digital freight network, carriers can now optimize […]
As part of our constant focus on reducing the hassle for carriers, we’re excited to share several updates to Carrier Web, our web-based experience. These updates enable carriers to easily find work and manage the loads they’ve hauled as part of running and growing their businesses.
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.
This industry has 3.5 million professional men and women who not only deliver our goods safely, securely, and on time, but also keep our highways safe. Convoy would like to give a special thanks to our outstanding “Haul Stars” that move this industry forward. These individual businesses were recognized for their flawless performance with Convoy […]
Macey: One of my favorite questions to ask carriers is how did you find Convoy? Isaac: I actually found Convoy on another load board. We were looking for something local to do that day and we found this shipment with Convoy as the broker. So I gave Convoy a call, and right then and there, […]
We are launching four features designed to make every day tasks easier for truck drivers in our network.
Macey: Thank you for joining us today Robert! One of my favorite questions to ask carriers is what brought you to Convoy, and how did your first shipment go? Robert: “Okay. I’m a little sentimental about that first shipment because of the circumstances surrounding it. It was crazy. I got into it with my last […]
Every day, the hardworking truck drivers of our country keep us moving forward. This week, we celebrate them and say a sincere thank you. Join us in showing our appreciation for all that truck drivers do.
Partners with best-in-class providers to offer industry-leading discounts that put up to $35,000 per truck per year back into the hands of owner-operators and small fleets
On Friday, July 10th, Convoy joined Kevin on his webinar series, Positive Matters, to discuss the current economy in regards to supply, demand, and truckload rates. In part one (demand), we looked at data on factory output and the headwinds and tailwinds in the freight economy. In part two (supply), we focussed on how driver […]
Quality and compliance is perhaps one of the most important aspects of keeping both truck and other drivers safe. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck Blitz, often referred to as DOT Inspection Week, is set for September 9 – 11th. Below is a list of 3 ways every carrier in our network can […]
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced that Brake Safety Week will proceed as scheduled from August 23-29. As a part of this, enforcement officials will inspect carrier vehicles for critical out-of-service brake violations and other out-of-service violations.
On Friday, July 10th, Convoy joined Kevin on his webinar series, Positive Matters, to discuss the current economy in regards to supply, demand, and truckload rates. In Part two of the webinar series, Kevin Rutherford and Aaron Terrazas, Convoy’s director of economic research, talked about how driver entries and exits are shaping the market, and […]
Convoy Factoring extends innovative QuickPay program to non-Convoy loads and introduces new fuel card to help carriers save an industry-leading $19,000 a year in operating costs.
Today we are introducing dedicated freight to provide every owner-operator and small fleet carrier in our network with equal access to predictable work and income. Every carrier in our network can bid on dedicated freight contracts within the Convoy mobile app, reducing time spent securing individual loads enabling carriers to focus on driving and generating […]