What is happening: Uber Freight and Convoy both announced the release of new platforms last week. They are each designed to help enhance shipper’s visibility and access to data.
Uber Freight: The Lane Explorer tool allows shippers to view and book real time market rates up to 14 days in advance. It is designed to give customers complete clarity and transparency when it comes to freight booking.
Convoy: Shipper Platform 2.0 is designed to give shippers greater access to market trends.
What did Uber Freight say: “Today, you wouldn’t buy a flight without comparing ticket prices.”
What did VP of Sales for Narragansett Beer, Bill Heslam say: “It’s great to be able to look at a two-week window and decide whether or not it makes sense to ship it on a Monday, Wednesday, or the following Monday.”
What did Convoy say: “A more efficient supply chain starts with helping all shippers make smarter buying decisions.”