Based in Seattle, Conway is a digital freight brokerage that automates the time-consuming, error-prone process of matching loads to trucks. By eliminating human intermediaries, Conway offers lowers the cost of logistics services to its shipper customers, and passes on more of the revenues to the carriers who are its users.
According to Convoy, its provides the following benefits to shippers and carriers: For shippers: Convoy’s free transportation management system (TMS) allows shippers to manage all of their freight from one centralized place. This helps them lowers total costs, while providing asset-like reliability and efficiency, with broker-like flexibility. Get the reliability and network planning capabilities of an asset-based carrier with the flexibility of a broker. About 35% of all truck miles logged in the U.S. are “empty miles” and result in 72 million metric tons of carbon emissions a year, the company says, citing Environmental Protection Agency data.
The Convoy platform system enables shippers and carriers to enjoy the benefits of real-time pricing backed by guaranteed capacity; as well as automated load matching and pricing; and integrations to the Transportation Management Systems of BluJay, MercuryGate, and other providers. Shippers can use the real-time data provided by the system to improve visibility into all their shipments, in order to improve the productivity and performance of their supply chains.
Carriers can use the Convoy platform system to keep their trucks full as a result of automated bidding and hauling reloads. Carriers can quickly find, bid on, and win loads – on a 24/7 basis. Using either their phones or desktop devices, carriers can manage all documents processed by the Convoy system.
Carriers have free access to all available loads. It normally takes minutes for carriers to sign up and book any load.The company also arranges more precise drop-off and pickup times to ensure truck drivers are not waiting around warehouse loading zones for hours and can be back in service sooner.