Seattle-based startup Convoy , which brings freight carriers together with suitable loads, today serves on the platform with more than 225 employees and 100,000 truckers.
Last July, Convoy announced a $62 Million from investors including Bill Gates, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Code.org founders Hadi and Ali Partovi , former Starbucks president Howard Behar, Expedia President Barry Diller. received investment.
Convoy , with the transformation it started in the US transportation sector worth 800 Billion Dollars, brings together truckers with their loads more efficiently. Convoy, which began operations on the west coast of the United States, now works with shippers and freight carriers throughout the country.
The startup helps more than 400 customers, including 20 Fortune 500 companies, make their shipments more easily and earns money by getting a percentage of the transactions made. Convoy’s clients include giant companies such as Anheuser-Busch and Unilever .
Convoy today announced its new features for freight carriers. The feature, called “Automatic Observation”, calculates the waiting times of the drivers at the loading points and ensures that the relevant payments are made. “Recommended Return Loads” shows the return loads that can be taken from points close to the unloading location. “Request Quote” helps freight operators match empty trucks to existing loads.
Convoy, which won the Startup of the Year award at the 2017 GeekWire Awards, announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Goodyear . Convoy freight carriers can now enjoy a 20 to 45% discount on Goodyear commercial tires and have access to Goodyear’s Fleet HQ Roadside Assistance Service.
Kristen Forecki , vice president of the operator engagement unit, underlines that they are working with these new features, aiming to bring more technology and automation together with freight carriers.