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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Today, we announced a new technology partnership with KeepTruckin to help carriers simplify daily tasks and grow their businesses. We will integrate with KeepTruckin’s freight visibility API to access location data for en-route shipments—generated by consenting carriers in our network who use KeepTruckin’s Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs)—to provide additional visibility and eliminate the need for […]

We’ve seen widespread adoption of our hassle-free lumper payment feature. Announced in January, our industry-first feature for carriers is integrated directly into our app so carriers can request and receive lumper payment codes immediately, with just a few taps on their mobile device. With every load and carrier in our digital freight network eligible to […]

As truckers transport essential supplies across our nation, Goodyear is providing roadside services and access to equipment to support America’s truckers.  Blake Winterton, Senior Manager of Commercial Services at Goodyear, joins Convoy for our latest video covering how COVID-19 is impacting the freight industry. Winterton is responsible for Goodyear’s FleetHQ Service Center, a program that helps […]

In its April 2020 report, Gartner advised supply chain technology leaders to explore digital freight networks and associated technologies to address current challenges and further disruptions to transportation that are caused by COVID-19. According to Gartner analyst Bart De Muynck, “Digital freight networks can help companies that are looking for real-time available capacity or looking […]

Just a few weeks ago, the freight industry saw surging transactional demand as consumers flooded grocery stores for food and household supplies. Now the demand has dried up, and as FreightWaves reports, outbound tender volume is below its average for “normal times.” What do these market trends mean for truck drivers who are on the front […]

Today, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, truckers are driving longer and wearing tires down faster to haul essential loads and keep our supply chain moving. Convoy and Goodyear, a trusted leader in the tire industry, want to help these heroic drivers. Effective immediately, we are providing roadside assistance as well as online tire discounts […]

Convoy is dedicated to better understanding the everyday experiences and problems carriers face behind the wheel. Today, we sit down with Eliza Cruz from Sacramento, California to talk about moving to the United States from Guatemala and building a family-first business. Beep Beep Trucking first began using Convoy to find and book local loads in […]

Today we are announcing our partnership with Sustainable Brands®, a growing global community of passionate individuals who are committed to leveraging environmental and social innovation to deliver exceptional business performance. We are joining more than 70 other companies worldwide committed to leveraging their unique role in business and society to pave the path towards a […]

Carrier bankruptcies over the past year have sparked some fears about whether there will be enough truck drivers when freight demand eventually rebounds. The freight industry is cyclical and the market can quickly shift. But fears that recent bankruptcies among trucking companies will prompt meaningful numbers of drivers to seek jobs in other industries may […]

An abbreviated version of this article appeared on Trucks.com in February 2020 Driver turnover is notoriously high in the freight industry — with some estimates suggesting that, on average, trucking companies see their entire driver pool change over each year. Such eye-poppingly high turnover statistics would suggest a massive labor retention crisis. In a year […]

Today, Convoy announced the launch of an industry-first feature for carriers: hassle-free lumper payments via EFS (Electronic Funds Source) integration in the Convoy’s mobile app. Carriers can now request and receive lumper payment codes immediately, with just a few taps on their mobile device – eliminating the time-consuming phone calls and out-of-pocket expenses that can […]