Convoy Hires Former Expedia CEO Mark Okerstrom as President and COO
Convoy welcomes Mark Okerstrom, former CEO of Expedia, as its President and COO. Mark oversees Convoy’s finance, marketing, operations, supply and marketplace growth teams.
Convoy Named #47 on CNBC’s 2020 Disruptor 50 List
Convoy is honored to be included for the second year in a row in CNBC’s annual Disruptor 50 list. The list features private companies whose breakthroughs are influencing business and market competition at an accelerated pace.
Trucks drive thousands of miles with no cargo—this app is making them more efficient
Convoy—a winner of Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards—has an app to help truckers always make sure they have something to haul. Automated Reloads solves “empty miles” which add millions of tons of emissions to trucking’s emissions footprint.
Will Drivers Still Be There When Freight Markets Rebound?
Convoy’s director of economic research discusses the current economic outlook for carriers and the fear that drivers simply won’t be there when freight demand does eventually rebound.
Convoy Co-founder Reflects On ‘Risky Proposition’ That Became A $2.7B Company
Grant Goodale, Convoy’s Co-Founder and CTO, participates in a Q&A, addressing how he builds a culture of creativity, the risks he’s taken and the biggest challenges facing Convoy as it scales.
10 Seattle Executives To Watch in ’20
Convoy CEO Dan Lewis was included in Seattle Business Magazine’s curation of the executive pacesetters that were propelling the city’s economic growth. Convoy was listed as one of only a handful of Seattle-area companies to reach unicorn status and is making an impact on the $800 billion trucking industry.
Convoy, trucking start-up founded by former Amazon execs, gets $400 million from investors including Al Gore
Convoy, a Seattle-based trucking logistics start-up, has raised $400 million in a venture round co-led by Generation Investment Management, Al Gore’s sustainable investment management firm.
Convoy Hauls In $400 Million To Build Up Digital Trucking Business
Convoy, a Seattle-based digital freight booker backed by Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management, closed a $400 million funding round to expand use of its data platform and other services...
The App Age Has Come Far. Look at Long-Haul Trucking.
With a one-stop app, Convoy hopes to make more money for truckers, reduce costs for shippers and take a cut for itself.
A $1 billion trucking startup founded by 2 Amazon veterans just introduced a tool that could solve one of truck drivers’ biggest headaches
Convoy announced a new tool that allows truck drivers to pick up a series of jobs at the same time, addressing a major stressor among truck drivers: empty miles.
Digital Freight Brokers Turn Physical With Truck Equipment Pools
Digital freight marketplaces that connect shippers and truckers online are turning toward more physical operations by offering the equipment that cargo carriers need to move loads.
The next Uber will come from the $1.2 trillion global truck and shipping industry
Convoy, founded by former Amazon executives, has raced to a $1-billion-plus valuation, with a plan to make the big-rig market much more efficient.
Convoy is #11 on the 2019 CNBC Disruptor 50 List
Seattle-based Convoy has developed an on-demand technology platform that allows trucking companies and shippers to connect via an app instead of relying on a broker, which utilizes email or phone calls.
Convoy rolls out Convoy Innovation Lab, with an eye on helping shippers solve problems
Convoy announced today it has formally established the Convoy Innovation Lab, an initiative geared towards helping businesses address challenging freight-related problems by bringing together shippers with Convoy’s engineers, data scientists, and product designers.
Convoy aims to expedite shipping with preloaded trailer marketplace for truckers
Convoy has announced a new service designed to streamline load collection using preloaded trailers and Convoy’s transport network infrastructure.
Convoy launches automated bidding for carriers
Convoy announced that it has added a new feature—automated bidding for carriers—to its Request a Load offering. Convoy will now automatically bid on loads for carriers based on rate, preferred lanes, and pickup dates specified by the carrier. When a carrier wins a load, Convoy sends a push notification, and the carrier simply taps to confirm.
LinkedIn Top Startups 2019: The 50 hottest U.S. companies to work for now
Convoy ranked as one of the 50 hottest U.S. companies to work for now in the United States because of how the company is attracting top talent. The list looked at four pillars in particular: employee growth; jobseeker interest; member engagement with the company and its employees; and how well the listed startups pulled talent from LinkedIn’s flagship Top Companies list. To be eligible, companies must be 7 years old or younger, have at least 50 employees, be privately held and headquartered in the U.S.
Convoy Named #11 on CNBC's 2019 Disruptor 50 List
Convoy is honored to be named #11 on the seventh annual CNBC Disruptor 50 list. The list features private companies — from biotech and machine learning to transportation, retail and agriculture — whose innovations are changing the world.
Geekwire's 2019 Deal of the Year Award
Each year, Seattle-based tech news site GeekWire honors the top innovators, entrepreneurs, startups, developers and do-gooder geeks, as nominated and chosen by the GeekWire community. This year, Convoy was honored to take home the award for GeekWire’s “Deal of the Year” for its $185M series C funding, led by Alphabet’s CapitalG.
This was the third year in a row Convoy was recognized by the voters in Seattle’s tech community. In 2018, Convoy won “Tech Titan of the Year.” In 2017, we won the coveted “Startup of the Year” award.
Anheuser-Busch Names Convoy Non-Asset Carrier of the Year
“Delivering on our commitment to our customers comes down to smart planning and stellar execution from our carrier partners. While Convoy’s technology platform and data provide a strong foundation that equips us to make better decisions, it’s the level of service, outstanding performance, and the tailored programs that has earned Convoy a deep level of trust that has taken our partnership far beyond a tech platform.”
2018 FreightWaves “Freight.Tech 25”
Convoy was named among the FreightWaves “Freight.Tech 25,” which showcases the most innovative and disruptive companies in freight. The companies were evaluated by over 50 industry executives, academics, and investors — including FreightWaves CEO, Craig Fuller, plus executives of Steifel, JB Hunt, Keeptruckin’, and Daimler.
We ranked in 4th place, out of 500 nominated companies. This placement also secured our spot as the industry’s most innovative and disruptive broker.
51 enterprise startups to bet your career on in 2018
Business Insider named Convoy among the top enterprise startups on which to bet your career. Convoy made the list for its promising technology, healthy partnerships, experienced leadership, and adequate funding.
Procter & Gamble Names Convoy Innovation Partner of the Year
Procter & Gamble recently awarded Convoy not one — but two — awards at its Annual Carrier Conference:
- P&G’s Club Channel Carrier of the Year, which recognized our outstanding performance servicing shipments to club retailers.
- P&G’s prestigious Innovation Award for unlocking quality capacity through our technology-enabled carrier network.
Seattle Business magazine’s 100 Best Companies To Work For 2018
Who wouldn’t want to work for the best of the best, the top of the heap, the cream of the crop? After scoring and analyzing employees’ in-depth surveys results across 10 categories (benefits, communication, corporate culture, hiring/retention, executive leadership, performance standards, responsibility/decision making, rewards/recognition, training/education and workplace environment), Convoy was ranked #18 in Seattle Business magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2018.
Niagara Chooses Convoy as Broker of the Year
“This award recognizes the transportation partner that exemplifies operational excellence, performance and provides innovative solutions for Niagara’s shipping needs. Convoy understands our vision and helps expand on it using its technology, data and insights.”
Unilever Partner to Win "Visionary" Award
“The Partner to Win Awards recognise the outstanding work of Unilever’s suppliers. Strong relationships with partners that share our sustainable growth ambitions are critical. They play a vital role in helping us to deliver our sustainability commitments and support our growth with their capacity, capabilities, innovations and new technologies.”
Convoy Named to Wealthfront's 2019 Career-Launching Companies List
Wealthfront included Convoy among its list of Career-Launching Companies for 2019. The annual list features the businesses that have product-market fit and the greatest long-term prospects.