Convoy Now launch provides shippers access to real-time price data

Supply Chain Dive | September 17, 2019

Convoy Now launch provides shippers access to real-time price data
Convoy Now, an offering from the digital freight brokerage company, will allow shippers access to automated real-time pricing and capacity data, the company announced this week. "Historically, shippers have had to rely on time-consuming back-and-forth processes when requesting rates from carriers," Rene Miller, a product manager at Convoy, explained in a blog post. "With Convoy Now, we've automated the rate procurement process, streamlining the shipper experience and making it easier to find more affordable coverage with our real-time pricing and guaranteed capacity." The information will be made available by some Transportation Management Solution (TMS) providers and Managed Transportation Providers (MTPs). But it can also be integrated into internal tools using Convoy's API for shippers that manage their own TMS system, Convoy said.

Spotlight

JEAR Logistics is a privately held 3rd party logistics company located in beautiful Charleston, SC! Recognized as one of 'Inc. Magazine's 500 Fastest Growing Companies' two years running as well as being named as a 'Best Places to Work SC' company for 2015 and 2016, it is no wonder JEAR Logistics has seen explosive growth since opening in 2007.Simply put, the way we treat our employees sets us apart from our competition. We aim to grow by selecting the best talent who work hard to achieve their goals. Our team environment, competitive compensation and dedication to your success through training and development provide an ideal setting for anyone ready to launch a successful career. Our employees are given the tools to thrive and impact this growing company in countless ways!

Spotlight

JEAR Logistics is a privately held 3rd party logistics company located in beautiful Charleston, SC! Recognized as one of 'Inc. Magazine's 500 Fastest Growing Companies' two years running as well as being named as a 'Best Places to Work SC' company for 2015 and 2016, it is no wonder JEAR Logistics has seen explosive growth since opening in 2007.Simply put, the way we treat our employees sets us apart from our competition. We aim to grow by selecting the best talent who work hard to achieve their goals. Our team environment, competitive compensation and dedication to your success through training and development provide an ideal setting for anyone ready to launch a successful career. Our employees are given the tools to thrive and impact this growing company in countless ways!

Related News

Freighters grapple with high demand as airfreight capacity drops 23% in March

Supply Chain Dive | April 30, 2020

Airfreight volume fell more than 15% year-over-year (YoY) in March, according to the latest numbers from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). But with capacity falling further the industry can't keep up with what demand remains and prices for air freight are climbing as a result.Freight capacity fell nearly 23% YoY in March as a result of belly cargo space in passenger airlines being pulled from the market due to flight cancellations.International belly cargo capacity fell almost 44% YoY in March, while dedicated freighter rose more than 6% YoY. "In the short term, we don't have sufficient capacity," IATA CEO Alexandre de Juniac said in a briefing this week. "Airlines are doing whatever it takes to gain the physical capacity by taking freighters out of storage and using them more intensely. They are also adapting passenger planes to all-cargo operations."Passenger airlines are cutting flights as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but some are adding capacity to cargo market by repurposing planes to carry freight.

Read More

The Federal Aviation Administration Has Granted Amazon Prime Air to Begin Drone Delivery Within a Test Range

Amazon | September 04, 2020

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted Amazon Prime Air a Part 135 exemption in the form of a standard operating certificate, which allows the company to begin drone delivery within a test range, according to documents from the agency and confirmation from the retailer. Amazon said it estimated the test would initially involve 10 houses, according to the exemption. It did not provide details on where these homes would be located. Prime Air has development centers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Austria, France and Israel, a spokesperson said when asked about the test range location. Amazon told the FAA it would just carry 5-pound payloads, and said drones will be important in realizing 30-minute delivery. The exemption specifically covers the MK27 drone, the Amazon-manufactured drone that was unveiled at re:MARS in August 2019. "Amazon envisions that the MK27 would be capable of delivering up to 85% of the products Amazon sells to a variety of customer locations and designated drop-off points," the exemption reads. The certificate of authorization specifically limits the operation to a test range, and if Amazon wants to expand its operation, it will need to go through the process of amending the approval or get an entirely new one, according to the FAA.

Read More

LOGISTICS

Trinity Logistics Acquires Scottsdale, Arizona-based Team Eagle Logistics

Trinity Logistics | January 04, 2022

Trinity Logistics, a Top 20 3PL and the freight brokerage division of Burris Logistics, has acquired Scottsdale, Arizona-based Team Eagle Logistics. Team Eagle Logistics will become Trinity's seventh Regional Service Center, further enhancing the company's footprint to the West Coast, positioning for better service and carrier relationships in the Western 11 States. We are so excited to have Team Eagle as our west coast Regional Service Center. Their commitment to providing excellent shipper and carrier experience, paired with their focus on growing through an empowered culture, makes them a fantastic fit with Team Trinity," Sarah Ruffcorn, President, Trinity Logistics. Team Eagle Logistics was founded in 2014 by Michael Gentile and Bill Grieder, with the mission to build and maintain lasting, intimate business relationships through industry leading levels of service and communication. Since inception, Team Eagle has grown to revenues of $53 million annually. By joining the Trinity Logistics family, they will continue to offer relationship-based service and expand freight and technology offerings to their customers and carriers as Trinity's Scottsdale RSC. From humble beginnings to the rise of Team Eagle, our focus has always been on providing an unparalleled service where Integrity has been our driving force and competitive advantage in the logistics Industry. Our specialized Western 11 States focus coupled with the strength of the Trinity Logistics national presence will yield great benefits for our customers, truckload carriers and employees. We are thoroughly excited to join the Trinity Logistics Family!." Michael Gentile, owner of Team Eagle Logistics. Trinity Logistics has been in the freight brokerage business for over 40 years and, as of 2019, is part of the Burris Logistics family. Trinity offers truckload, less-than-truckload, intermodal, expedited, drayage, international, warehousing, and technology solutions to businesses of all sizes. The Team Eagle acquisition brings greater coast to coast capability and enhances the Trinity Experience for shipper and carrier customers. We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Team Eagle to our family! This will give Trinity a much-needed presence in the southwest and allow both companies to mesh our strengths to continue providing high quality People-centric Freight Solutions® for shippers and carriers." Donnie Burris, CEO and President, Burris Logistics.

Read More