One of the questions we hear over the phone most often when speaking to new carriers is “how can I find and book the best loads with Convoy?”. To encourage best practices within Convoy’s digital freight network, we asked six of our Haul Stars how they prefer to find and book loads with Convoy. Step […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Since launch in 2020, over 80% of all lumper payment code requests have been initiated in the Convoy app, saving carriers over 6,000 hours they would otherwise have spent on the phone
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Trucking firms continued to add jobs in November according to data released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Trucking industry employment increased by 0.9% (12,700 jobs, seasonally adjusted) in November, an accelerating pace from the 0.5% (7,400) pace reported from September to October. Compared to a year ago, truck transportation employment is still […]
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.
Trucking industry employment increased by 0.7% (9,600 jobs, seasonally adjusted) in October according to payroll data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) — nearly matching August for the best month for job gains since the start of the pandemic and close to the monthly job gains at the last freight market peak […]
The labor market recovery continued (though at a slowing pace) in September and headlines toward the end of the month suggest that the official payroll and survey data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Census Bureau may not yet capture accelerating layoffs in the travel, hospitality and recreation sectors — which are bracing […]
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 […]
The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) monthly Employment Situation Report is widely recognized as the most authoritative portrait of real-time economic activity. But for the freight industry, the report provides an incomplete snapshot of the state of trucker employment. This morning’s data showed a 0.7% (10,000, seasonally adjusted) increase in truck transportation jobs in August […]