Category: Shippers

Data-driven 2021 year in review shows how Convoy shippers #getshipdone

Over the past six years, Convoy has built the most tech-connected carrier network in the nation. Today, more than 300,000 trucks move with our GPS-enabled app, which captures more than 1,000 data points on every load and sends insights to shippers in real time.  2021 highlights from across our digital freight network include: Shippers received…

How CHEP is Helping to Create a “Zero Waste World”

Supply chain challenges are currently making headline news, but the massive problem of inefficiencies and waste — which negatively impact the environment — have long been known in the transportation industry.   Danny Gomez, Managing Director of Financial and Emerging Markets at FreightWaves and host of Net-Zero Carbon, recently sat down with Dennis Raffa, Program Lead…

General Insulation Moves to Reduce Supply Chain Carbon Emissions

At Convoy, many of our shippers are developing a net-zero supply chain and overall business operation. Our own mission to ‘transport the world with endless capacity and zero-waste’ reflects similar goals and has informed our decision to join The Climate Pledge and have carbon emissions transparency. The value of reaching net-zero is manyfold. Companies that…

Ship in Southern California? Our new Freight Insights Report is for you

Here’s how the San Pedro Bay port congestion is impacting facility and truckload operations in the Los Angeles market, according to Convoy’s proprietary freight data. The freight market in Southern California has emerged as the cornerstone of the U.S. economy. Yet, in recent months, container ships have faced record volume and record delays at the…

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…

Introducing a new online platform for shippers

Today we launched a new online platform for transportation teams that brings together our on-demand truckload capacity offering, Shipper Platform, with our modern transportation management system (TMS), Convoy Connect.  While on-demand truckload capacity and TMS tools have traditionally been offered as separate solutions, we’ve integrated the experiences based on customer feedback to provide shippers with…

Introducing Flexible Drop

Today, I’m excited to announce the industry’s first nationwide, automated drop-and-hook service for backup and spot freight. This expansion for Convoy Go makes it the most flexible drop-and-hook service on the market, offering shippers quality, nationwide drop capacity across their routing guides.

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…

Global aluminum and glass supplier paves road for sustainability’s economic viability

Through its partnership with Convoy, Ardagh Group saved 34,632 pounds of CO2 in the past year by maximizing efficiency and eliminating empty miles This case study was originally published on FreightWaves.If you like this story, you’ll love our other Shipper Testimonials. For the environmentally minded consumer, dropping an empty soda can or beer bottle into a recycling…

Did Winter Weather Snow the Signal in February’s Headline Jobs Data?

For the second month in a row, nonfarm payroll data reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as part of their monthly Employment Situation Report was underwhelming. The U.S. economy gained 379,000 jobs (SA) in February 2021, coming on the heels of a disappointing January. (In retrospect, January wasn’t as disappointing as initially reported: The…

How Faurecia leverages Convoy’s automotive practice group

This case study was originally published on FreightWaves.If you like this story, you’ll love our other Shipper Testimonials. Executing automotive freight is hard. Assembly plants run on little inventory and need just-in-time deliveries. Inbound trucks often have multiple stops at suppliers before their final destination. The freight can be high-value and often must be handled with care.…

Six Senses’ VP of Sustainability Jeff Smith on Sustainable Tourism

Prior to the onset of COVID, tourism came under fire for the impact it was having on destinations. Many locations like Venice, Machu Picchu, Amsterdam, Iceland, and the Galapagos Islands were working to restrict tourism because of the negative impact the high numbers of visitors were having on the local community. Yet, as with any…

5 Considerations when Hiring a Refrigerated Trucking Company

There are hundreds of companies who promise to safely deliver your refrigerated goods from one location to the next, and it can be overwhelming to validate each carrier or broker.  Beyond some of the most common carrier characteristics to consider when evaluating trucking companies, such as percentage of on-time deliveries, cost, and driver safety, working…

Convoy Launches Inaugural Freight Insights Report

Today we released the 2020 Freight Insights Report, an examination of trends in the North American freight industry throughout the historic year. Convoy’s industry-leading data science and insights teams reviewed our proprietary freight data along with the best transportation and economic data that’s publicly available to assemble this report. The 2020 Freight Insights Report marks…

Prioritizing Health, Authenticity and Sustainability With Rich Products Nira Johri

Most businesses have a pretty clear idea of where their sustainability focus should be. After the initial “quick wins” involving efficiency and streamlining internal processes, organizations then begin to dig deeper to evaluate what’s next for them on their sustainability journey. Quite often, however, an unforeseen event occurs which sheds light on where a business…

Toy seller Joyin’s 2020 boom offers lessons in agility

Convoy’s shipping platform helped with shifting inventory and rapid growth This case study was originally published on FreightWaves.If you like this story, you’ll love our other Shipper Testimonials. While COVID-19 brought doom for some retailers, it was a boon for others. Forced lockdowns drove consumers to buy less apparel and more home decor, gym equipment and, believe…

Cultivating Sustainability And Regeneration With Guayaki Yerba Mate’s Gretchen Grani

When organizations begin to incorporate sustainability practices, they must recognize it is a journey. Sustainability is not something to be done once and checked off the “to do” list. It is an ever-evolving process which flows throughout an organization and delves deeper into the fabric of a company with each passing year. Sustainable practices are…