Armstrong & Associates' Publishes Report on Technological Changes in Domestic Transportation Management

Armstrong & Associates | June 15, 2020

Rapid technological changes to the Domestic Transportation Management (DTM) Third-Party Logistics Market segment have occurred over the last five years. Today a Transportation Management System to run DTM operations is "table stakes" and is just one of the first steps in developing a truly digital freight brokerage operation. The race is on between new Digital Freight Brokers (DFBs) such as Convoy, Uber Freight, and Transfix, which are banking on proprietary digital freight matching tech to create competitive advantage, and established DTM brands with superior network scale such as C.H. Robinson, Coyote, and Hub Group to build leading customer and carrier digital experiences to drive long-term growth. Since our first report on Digital Freight Matching (DFM) in 2016 where we dubbed the term "Digital Freight Matching", there has been increasing focus on these companies which have been seen by investors as market disruptors. This report details the convergence of DFM, modern Domestic Transportation Managers, and Digital Freight Brokers. It provides insights into what systems drive a 3PL's classification as a DFB and what systems can be deployed to augment a TMS and digitalize a DTM/Freight Brokerage operation.

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