CLEVELAND — Twenty-four companies showcased their FreightTech innovations during three rounds of rapid-fire demo sessions last week at FreightWaves’ Future of Supply Chain event in Cleveland.
FreightWaves’ rapid-fire demos are seven-minute demonstrations of a company’s product on stage in front of a live audience, allowing companies to display how their innovations can help the freight industry.
Attendees voted on the demos that stood out to them, and four companies were named best in show. Here are the winners in alphabetical order.
Miami-based Ryder provides supply chain, dedicated transportation and freight management solutions, including freight brokerage, warehousing and distribution, e-commerce fulfillment, and last-mile delivery services.
RyderShare is a visibility and collaboration platform that enables everyone involved in moving goods — including shippers, receivers, carriers and service providers – to see across the supply chain in real time and work together to prevent costly delays and find efficiency gains.
“With the power of RyderShare, I’m able to make informed decisions and proactively communicate with my customers, ultimately reducing risk in the supply chain and providing a better customer experience,” said Jared Hall, director, product development, at Ryder Supply Chain Solutions.
Trucker Tools launched a product called Text to Track during its rapid-fire demo in Cleveland.
Trucker Tools, based in Reston, Virginia, is a provider of trip planning, shipment visibility, predictive freight matching and automated booking solutions for the transportation industry.
Its text to track solution allows freight brokers to track loads in real time using text and WhatsApp message technology. With Text to Track, all that is needed is the contact information for the driver delivering the load to achieve start-to-finish, real-time visibility.
“Text to Track is a game-changing way to get single-instance updates on driver locations via SMS or WhatsApp straight into your TMS,” said Kary Jablonski, president and CEO of Trucker Tools. “There is no manual action required and it integrates fully. You can pass them on to shipper platforms, like FourKites, [Descartes] MacroPoint and project44. It’s super simple to use.”
Boise, Idaho-based Truckstop, founded in 1995, is one of the largest digital freight marketplaces in North America.
Carrier Assure, founded in 2021, helps brokers and shippers stop double brokering, cargo theft and fraud by producing a predictive performance score.
“We are super excited today to announce an exclusive partnership that we’re launching with Carrier Assure, which takes all of the FMCSA data, all of these different indicators of potential risk and fraud, and boils it down into a really powerful score,” said Nick Wynkoop, Truckstop’s director of product and freight matching. “It’s the right data in the right place at the right time in the right way to get you moving and making the right decision.”
Turvo, which connects shippers, logistics providers and trucking companies through its cloud-based TMS platform, demonstrated how its technology aims to save time and money through collaboration.
Turvo, which was founded in 2014, is based in the San Francisco Area with offices in Dallas, Texas, and Hyderabad, India.
“Today, we wanted to showcase our number one differentiator: collaboration,” said Ashley Smith, a Turvo senior sales engineer. “We will show how each member of your supply chain interacts with Turvo to deliver the ultimate customer experience and how our customers have seen that 70% reduction in phone calls and emails with Turvo’s collaborative TMS.”
Here’s the full list of this year’s rapid-fire demo exhibitors from the Future of Supply Chain event in Cleveland.
Watch: FreightWaves’ 2023 Shipper of Choice awards announcement.
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