Business, Technology

Uber of Trucks Reshapes Nigeria’s Haulage Market

Freight logistics startup, Kobo360 is using technology to connect cargo and truck owners with drivers and customers. Traffic in Lagos during a 2016 fuel shortage. (George Osodi/Bloomberg News)

An Uber-like app for trucks is making it easier and cheaper for firms to move goods in Africa’s most populous nation.

September 3, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

App-Enabled Freight Platforms Help Small Carriers Find Loads, Boost Efficiency

Freight Platforms The Uber Freight app provides drivers with upfront load pricing and quick payment, the company says. (Uber Freight)

Large fleets typically have been the first to benefit from the spread of technology in trucking, but digital freight brokers are working to extend some of the same advantages to smaller carriers and independent drivers.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
October 5, 2018
Business, Technology

Pilot Program of DrayQ App at Washington Ports Scrapped

A pilot program of an app called DrayQ at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, Wash., was unsuccessful and the Northwest Seaport Alliance will scrap the experiment.

January 9, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Seattle DOT Saves $500,000 With Road Work Planning App

Seattle construction

The Seattle Department of Transportation has saved more than $485,000 since August with an app that allows the city to coordinate with other entities on construction projects involving road work.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

Anheuser-Busch Taps Seattle Trucking Startup Convoy to Transport Beer


Anheuser-Busch has signed a multi-year partnership with Seattle-based trucking startup Convoy to transport beer.

Lisa Brown | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 17, 2017
Business, Technology, TCA

App Aims to Increase Communication in Intermodal Industry

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Paul Burgoyne has been in the transportation industry for 25 years, and the Poland, Ohio resident knows the ins and outs of the industry, and its problems.

Kalea Hall | Vindicator (Youngstown, Ohio)
September 25, 2017
Business, Technology, TCA

Uber Freight App Rolls Into California, Arizona, Chicagoland

Uber Freight App Uber Freight

Uber Freight, which officially launched in May as a way for short-haul truckers to more easily book their loads, is making a big national push after a test run in Texas.

Marco della Cava | USA Today
August 3, 2017
Business, Technology, TCA

Uber’s Going Big Into Trucking Business, and Nowhere Bigger Than Texas

Uber freight trucking Aether Films

One of the biggest technology disruptors when it comes to shuttling people is now trying to transform the way goods are moved around the country.

July 21, 2017

Ryder Launches App to Track Freight in Real Time

Ryder System Inc.

Ryder System Inc. has launched a new cloud-based app available on iTunes and Google Play called Ryder NaviShare that allows trucking professionals and others in the supply chain to track freight in real time.

May 31, 2017

FreightRover Launches App-Based Freight Platform


FreightRover, an Indianapolis-based technology startup, has introduced a mobile application and web portal designed to streamline freight dispatching.

February 3, 2017