Category: Carriers

10-4: Your Feedback in Action

Happy 10-4 Day from Convoy! October 4th is a day at Convoy where we look back on the feedback that we have gathered from carriers who haul with us, and say “message received” by showcasing the things we’ve introduced this year to help you earn more with less hassle. Today we want to highlight your…

Introducing Power-Only for Private Fleets

Today, I’m excited to announce a new power-only freight service, exclusively available to private fleets. This expansion of our Convoy Go program provides shippers with access to the nation’s largest on-demand network of tractor capacity to haul their preloaded and empty dry van trailers. It also addresses one of the biggest issues associated with managing…

Where did all the drivers go?

With sky-high expectations for surging job gains as the reopening of the economy accelerated, the April Jobs Report had every reason to disappoint. Employment growth was strong compared to a “normal” month over the past decade but underwhelming compared to job gains in recent months; stable unemployment, shadow unemployment and labor force participation are also…

How do I reduce fuel costs for my business?

Purchasing diesel fuel is one of the biggest expenses for any trucking company. With gas tanks holding roughly 300 gallons, the cost of diesel adds up. No matter the size of your operation, it is important to understand your options for purchasing fuel, and crunch the numbers to minimize your costs. Depending on what method…

Spring 2021: Carrier Product Review

Take a look at what’s new in the Convoy app.  Over the first three months of 2021, the Convoy team worked hard to add features that help carriers who use Convoy save time and money when running their business. Learn more about each below: Save Time In January, we launched Transparent Auctions to solve two…

Top Four Fuel Cards for Truckers

Finding the right freight fuel card for your business can help you save a significant amount of money over time. One of the best things about freight fuel cards is that you don’t have to pick just one! We’ve got the top four fuel cards for truckers recommended by carriers who use Convoy listed below.…

Haul Star Pro Tips: The Expenses of Starting a Trucking Company

Introduction  Over the last 22 years Shain, owner of Greenmiles, has invested his time into acquiring and sharing a knowledge base for the trucking industry. Shain has directly mentored dozens of new owner-operators through the hurdles of becoming a new motor carrier and has indirectly helped thousands more through his interactions on social media.  He…

Convoy Announces Transparent Auctions, Providing Unparalleled Visibility On Pricing & Timing To Carriers Bidding on Loads

Today, Convoy announces major enhancements to its carrier experience with two industry-leading innovations. First, Convoy’s transparent auctions now show bid ranges, revealing the highest rate that will be considered in the current auction round – empowering carriers to better target their bids. Second, Convoy now displays the auction round closing time, providing clarity on when…

2020 In Review: Features & Programs That Enable Carriers to Earn More With Less Hassle

In 2020, Convoy unveiled new features, products and partnerships, all with the singular focus of helping carriers in our network earn more with hassle. Learn more about each below: Hassle-free lumper payments We kicked off 2020 by introducing a industry’s first feature for carriers: hassle-free lumper payments via EFS (Electronic Funds Source) integration in the…

Convoy Haul Star, Josh Rickards, shares his experience with Convoy

Josh Rickards, owner and operator of Rickards Transportation Services LLC, sits down with Macey Knecht, Convoy’s Carrier Advocacy Specialist, to discuss his experience working with Convoy. Joining the Industry: Macey: How did you get involved in trucking, and what you were doing prior to driving? Josh: I was marketing for a record label working with…

Getting Paid: Time vs Money

Every business has a different sense of urgency around their cash flow. When measuring the importance of time vs money for your trucking company there is no one size fits all solution. No matter what your business needs are, Convoy offers a variety of ways to help your company earn more with less hassle.   To…

Eight Best Trucking Apps for Drivers

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…

Convoy Haul Star, Greenmiles, Shares Their Experience With Convoy

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 and Is It Right For You?

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…