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The inefficiencies in trucking are not new. For years,  people have talked about empty miles, yet 35% of all miles are still driven empty. There is a shortage of drivers, yet detention and payment remain a hassle. Drivers spend an average of 2.5 hours loading or unloading at each stop. These issues eventually translate into […]

We are at an opportunistic moment in freight. Today, smartphones are in the vast majority of trucks, automation and machine learning capabilities are being deployed at scale, and companies of every size are trying to optimize supply chains to improve their bottom lines and reduce their carbon footprints. Even so, the global freight industry continues […]

Today, Convoy is proud to share that bundling loads through our Automated Reloads program is yielding a 45% decrease in CO2 emissions from trucks running empty less often. Launched nationwide in June, Automated Reloads algorithmically groups multiple full-truckload shipments for carriers — minimizing empty miles, eliminating time wasted between loads, and lowering the resulting unnecessary […]

We are excited to announce Convoy Connect, a free Transportation Management System (TMS) that comes pre-configured with access to Convoy’s network of high-quality carriers. Convoy Connect allows shippers to manage all of their existing carriers, but unlike other alternatives, Connect also gives you instant access to Convoy’s capacity with guaranteed, real-time pricing. Customers such as […]

When he was in high school, Sikander “Shawn” Sekhon came to the U.S. from India. “My parents sent me here by myself, and I didn’t speak any English,” he says. Sekhon, who goes by his last name, knew he needed to find a way to make a living after college. So he learned English, got […]

From its founding, Convoy was designed to be a truly data science-driven organization: machine learning, economic analysis, experimentation, causal inference, and optimization underpin every decision we make. Leveraging these tools at scale is how we are driving inefficiency out of the $800 billion U.S. freight market. I recently overheard our VP of People, Dough (real […]

Brooklyn’s Sixpoint Brewery is known for its delicious blend of art and science (“mad science” for brew fans in the know). The beverage producer brings fresh and sometimes funky flavors to life for craft beer lovers all across the country. Over the past year, Sixpoint has released over 40 different formulations to local and national […]

Carriers can now sign up, get approved instantly, and start taking loads with Convoy right away—all without needing to send an email, fax a packet, or even make a phone call. Traditionally, signing up with a new freight broker is a tedious and frustrating process. Carriers tell us that it can take up to a […]