Digital freight broker Convoy announced a program for small carriers and owner-operators that enables them to use their power equipment to pick up Convoy’s pre-positioned, loaded trailers from shippers in select areas.
We started Convoy to create opportunities for small carriers and owner-operators to grow their businesses. That's why I'm excited to share our Power-Only and Universal Trailer Pool program https://t.co/jKS0XMXk7U— Dan Lewis (@daniellewis) May 10, 2018
Its power-only and universal trailer pool program is scheduled to roll out nationally in the near future, according to the Seattle-based company.
Typically in such a grab-and-go system, shippers use larger trucking companies that have a surplus of trailers available. As a result, these shipments are not available to the nearly 90% of U.S. trucks that are owned by small trucking companies that do not have extra trailers.