C.H. Robinson | June 10, 2022
C.H. Robinson, the world's largest logistics company, stated today that it has delivered approximately 2.7 million digital quotes in the previous year, including one million in Q1 2022 alone, a 54 percent increase over Q1 2021. Shippers have saved up to 65% on spot transportation costs thanks to the acceleration of digital B2B supply chain connections.
These integrations, which now include direct connections with over 35 transportation management systems (TMS) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) platforms, as well as hundreds of customer routing guides, provide access to automated freight bids, guaranteed capacity, benchmarking and analysis, and real-time market rates that can be booked directly within whatever native platform the shipper is using for transportation management. This provided as a safety net of capacity for shippers of all sizes experiencing more route guide failure during the year's historically high spot market rates. While the market is currently softening, it still gives an easy opportunity to take advantage of cheaper rates.
Two-thirds of C.H. Robinson's spot business was priced using its dynamic pricing engine in Q1 2022, which provided real-time rates and capacity guarantee from North America's largest network of truckload carriers, as well as savings such as:
Cost savings of up to 65% for networked shippers:
When compared to those quoting and booking without a route guide integration, those with route guide integration in their existing TMS realized up to 65% savings on transportation expenses, with an average of 10-20% savings. When compared to quoting through the traditional spot market, those with route guide integration were 75% less likely to be penalized with spot rate premiums.
Connected shippers will save thousands of hours of time:
Instant rates on spot loads are offered to those connected to C.H. Robinson's dynamic pricing engine, reducing manual labour and saving individual clients thousands of hours per month.
“When we connected with C.H. Robinson, we were looking to add digital capabilities as we wanted to reduce manual processes associated with spot rating, especially when market pricing was highly volatile, C.H. Robinson’s technology platform provides us with real-time market rates that we rely on to make the smartest decisions possible for our shipments. We instantaneously get the most competitive rates that we can book with one click, saving us thousands of hours so far.”
-Bob Maxwell, Global Category Lead, Transport & Warehouse, Bayer Crop Science
Aurora and Schneider | August 02, 2022
Aurora Innovation, Inc. (NASDAQ: AUR), a leading autonomous vehicle company, and Schneider National, Inc. (NYSE: SNDR), a premier multimodal provider of transportation services, announced a multiphase commercial pilot to haul freight for Schneider’s customers with the Aurora Driver, Aurora’s autonomous technology. This pilot reflects an important step for Schneider toward understanding how to incorporate autonomous trucks into its fleet to improve efficiencies and address the growing demand to move goods.
“Understanding more about an autonomous future is the logical next step to build a network that continues to deliver the best service for our customers,”
-Rob Reich, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Schneider.
Schneider hauls freight on over 9.3 million miles a day for America’s biggest companies, creating an attractive value proposition for autonomous trucks that can haul freight 24/7/365. The Aurora Driver will begin weekly autonomous hauls this week between Dallas and Houston with Aurora vehicle operators on board. Load frequency is expected to increase as Schneider expands its relationship with Aurora.
Working with Schneider will be instrumental as Aurora makes progress toward delivering Aurora Horizon, its subscription-based autonomous trucking product. The pilot will strengthen and prepare Aurora Horizon in three important areas ahead of its launch:
Autonomy at scale – The Aurora Driver learns from every load it hauls autonomously. As the scale of these pilots increases, so does the Aurora Driver’s experience.
Vehicle readiness – Weekly hauls allow Aurora to test the durability of its next-generation trucks, based on PACCAR’s Peterbilt 579M, for commercial operation and deployment.
Premium service – Aurora’s fourth commercial pilot enables one of the industry’s largest carriers to play a crucial role in testing and validating Aurora’s product and service.
“Schneider has a reputation for delivering consistent and reliable service, evidenced by the sheer number of Fortune 500 customers. Preparing Aurora Horizon for prime-time with Schneider springloads our ability to deploy our product at scale in the years to come,”
-Sterling Anderson, Aurora’s Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer.
Aurora (Nasdaq: AUR) is delivering the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly to make transportation safer, increasingly accessible, and more reliable and efficient than ever before. The Aurora Driver is a self-driving system designed to operate multiple vehicle types, from freight-hauling semi-trucks to ride-hailing passenger vehicles, and underpins Aurora Horizon and Aurora Connect, its driver-as-a-service products for trucking and ride-hailing. Aurora is partnered with industry leaders across the transportation ecosystem, including Toyota, FedEx, Volvo Trucks, PACCAR, Uber, Uber Freight, U.S. Xpress, Werner, Covenant, and Schneider. To learn more, visit www.aurora.tech.
Schneider is a premier multimodal provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services. Offering one of the broadest portfolios in the industry, Schneider’s solutions include Regional and Long-Haul Truckload, Expedited, Dedicated, Bulk, Intermodal, Brokerage, Warehousing, Supply Chain Management, Port Logistics and Logistics Consulting.With $5.6 billion in annual revenue, Schneider has been safely delivering superior customer experiences and investing in innovation for over 85 years. The company’s digital marketplace, Schneider FreightPower®, is revolutionizing the industry giving shippers access to an expanded, highly flexible capacity network and provides carriers with unmatched access to quality drop-and-hook freight – Always Delivering, Always Ahead.
Truckstop.com | June 29, 2022
In recognition of National Logistics Day and National Insurance Day taking place, Truckstop.com announced the launch of the Truckstop.com Partner Marketplace. The comprehensive transportation and logistics marketplace provides a trusted ecosystem of products, solutions, and integrations that is designed to help partners, carriers, brokers and shippers keep their businesses moving forward.
The Truckstop.com Partner Marketplace is comprised of both industry and technology partners in several business categories including financial services, insurance providers, TMS (Transportation Management System) integrations, fuel card providers and more.
"Truckstop.com has a rich history of building strong relationships which span technology and industry partners. For more than 27 years we have established ourselves as the most trusted solutions provider for carriers, brokers and shippers,The Truckstop.com Partner Marketplace is a new ecosystem of partner driven solutions that add value to the entire freight and logistics industry. This creates synergies at the center of the entire transportation market."
-Craig Varljen, vice president partnerships and alliances, Truckstop.com.
Truckstop.com has proven to be a trusted service and industry partner since its inception, with the new Partner Marketplace providing a convenient rolodex of other reputable businesses in the industry benefiting carriers, brokers and shippers.
"A unique aspect of the freight transportation industry is that it's collegial in nature,Nobody exemplifies this united purpose more than Truckstop.com and by joining their partner marketplace we are able to better serve this community together."
-Bruno Stanziale, chief executive officer and chairman of GoToro
Initial marketplace offerings and partnerships include, but are not limited to, the following:
Industry Partners: Armstrong Transport Group, Benefits for Trucking, Go Toro, HWY Fuel, Reliance, Roanoke Insurance Group, TVC Pro-Driver, United Commercial Insurance
Technology Partners: Banyan Technology, Duke.AI, Greenscreens.ai, Hubtek, Kestrel Insights, Lean Solutions Group, Optimal Dynamics, Parade, ProMiles, RoadSync, Total Control TMS, Tranztec, Trax Technologies
Partners can choose from three listing tiers – each designed to provide a curated benefits package. This can include an array of benefits ranging from a partner listing in the Partner Marketplace portal to mutual enablement and co-marketing activities.Mobile users will be able to access the Truckstop.com Partner Marketplace from the Truckstop Go™ mobile app. For more information about the Truckstop.com Partner Marketplace or how to become a partner, please visit https://marketplace.truckstop.com.
Truckstop.com is a trusted partner for carriers, brokers, and shippers – empowering the freight community through a platform of innovative solutions for the entire freight lifecycle to increase efficiency, automate processes, and accelerate growth. As one of the industry's largest neutral freight marketplaces, Truckstop.com provides the customer service as well as scale of quality loads and trucks to give customers of all sizes, whether on the road or in the office, the transparency and freedom to build lasting relationships and grow their businesses. To learn how Truckstop.com is helping move the freight community forward, visit https://truckstop.com.