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Can the Uber model transform freight?

On Jul 5, 2020
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Freight platforms have truly disruptive potential once they solve one of the industry’s most challenging issues: empty miles While this may sound as if this is simply making existing processes more efficient through automation, freight platforms have truly disruptive potential once they ...

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Can the Uber model transform freight?

Can the Uber model transform freight?

Freight platforms have truly disruptive potential once they solve one of the industry’s most challenging issues: empty miles While this may sound as if this is simply making existing ...

The US has a major truck driver shortage — but the co-founder of a trucking startup that's attracted $80 million in funding says there are 3 other issues that are making the shortage seem worse than it is

The US has a major truck driver shortage — but the co-founder of a trucking startup that's attracted $80 million in funding says there are 3 other issues that are making the shortage seem worse than it is

The truck driver shortage has dominated America's headlines in the logistics space this year. However, Transfix CEO Drew McElroy said the driver shortage isn't the only thing that's ...

Road freight: Paving the way for a smooth ride

Road freight: Paving the way for a smooth ride

Transporting goods by road comes with its own set of challenges, but with the right measures in place, logistics providers can enjoy a smoother ride.

The next Uber will come from the $1.2 trillion global truck and shipping industry

The next Uber will come from the $1.2 trillion global truck and shipping industry

The shipping business is huge and inefficient. But a number of start-ups, including Flexport and Convoy, which was founded by former Amazon executives, have leaped into the market with some ...

Truckers hit by coronavirus pandemic face rocky road to recovery

Truckers hit by coronavirus pandemic face rocky road to recovery

Bryan Hutchens in Oklahoma estimates he's only used his two flat-bed trucks to shift oilfield equipment for a week out of the past month as the coronavirus crisis shutters businesses.

Uber Freight asks truckers to rate shipping facilities

Uber Freight asks truckers to rate shipping facilities

While drivers spend time at facilities every day, they don’t often have the opportunity to share their experience with those who have the power to improve it.

Uber Freight taps machine learning to give shippers rates 2 weeks in advance

Uber Freight taps machine learning to give shippers rates 2 weeks in advance

Uber Freight has launched Lane Explorer, leveraging machine learning to assess dynamic factors and give shippers real-time rates two weeks in advance. 

Answers to 8 Important Questions About Trucking in America

Answers to 8 Important Questions About Trucking in America

So, what makes these eight questions about trucking so important and why should you care? I mean, you’re not in the trucking industry, right? Here’s your answer. You should care because ...

Want To Drive Your Truck By Remote Control? Einride Is Hiring

Want To Drive Your Truck By Remote Control? Einride Is Hiring

The company plans to begin commercial operation of the pods in Sweden during the third quarter of 2020 and in the U.S. during the fourth quarter. “Today our autonomous pods are operated ...

Trucking startup Convoy reaches $1B valuation after huge $185M investment led by Google VC arm

Trucking startup Convoy reaches $1B valuation after huge $185M investment led by Google VC arm

After serving 14 years for the Royal Canadian Navy, Ira Lawrence was ready for a new adventure. He and his wife decided to start a trucking company in 2017, but several hurdles nearly ...