Uber Freight’s app for truck drivers is getting an upgrade

Uber Freight, the newly spun out Uber business unit, will push out an upgraded app in the coming weeks with better, more intuitive tools to help truck drivers connect with shipping companies. The red

Blockchain will work in trucking — but only if these three things happen

Sometimes a buzzword gets so overhyped that it deserves some light-hearted mockery. That seems to be the case with “blockchain.” While it’s true that not every industry can benefit from a distr

Smart trucking startup CargoX raises $20M

CargoX announced today that it has raised $20 million in Series C funding led by Goldman Sachs. The startup is currently focused on the Brazilian market, where it connects businesses that need to ship

Nikola and Bosch team on powertrain design for hydrogen electric long-haul trucks

Nikola Motor Company, the Utah-based company that is working on building heavy-duty transport trucks using hybrid hydrogen-electric powertrains, announced today that it’s partnering with global

Crunch Report | Google Glass for the Enterprise

Google Glass is relaunching but this time for the enterprise, Game of Thrones breaks HBO streaming records, Amazon and Tinder both now have a "stories" feature and Embark has taken over. All this on C

Transfix keeps on truckin’, with $42 million in fresh funding led by NEA

When we last checked in on Transfix in late 2015, the then two-year-old, 26-person, New York-based transportation startup was determined to use its tech to increasingly match customers needing interst

Russian freight service Deliver closes seed round of $8M, with European plans

Russia-based online freight service Deliver (formerly iCanDeliver) has closed a seed round of $8 million. The startup automates the process of ordering freight transport and makes things more efficien

Crunch Report | The World Is Melting

Waymo is exploring self-driving trucks, Bumble's meetup space, the Hive and reaction from VCs after pulling out of the Paris climate agreement. All this on Crunch Report.

Trucks will talk to each other using Peloton Technology

Many studies have been done on the potential effects of semi trucks being able to travel in platoons. It could be more fuel efficient, it could be safer, it could be easier on the drivers. And now, it

The present and future of trucking, our country’s broken, inefficient economic backbone

Jake Medwell Contributor Jake Medwell is a founding partner of 8VC, a San Francisco based venture capital firm. The trucking industry is enormous and vital. it remains the primary way we move goods a

Goldman Sachs leads $10M investment in Brazilian trucking startup CargoX

CargoX, a Brazilian startup that has been described as “Uber for trucks,” is announcing that it has raised $10 million in Series B funding. The analogy is kind of irresistible, since Uber

Nikola Motor Company unveils its electric (mostly) truck

It’s been a big month for trucking innovations. In addition to Otto’s autonomous truck announcement, there’s the unveiling of Nikola Motor Company’s electric long-haul rig conc

The driverless truck is coming, and it’s going to automate millions of jobs

A convoy of self-driving trucks recently drove across Europe and arrived at the Port of Rotterdam. No technology will automate away more jobs -- or drive more economic efficiency -- than the driverles

TIEMAC Is a SaaS Platform For The Trucking Industry

For an industry generating $650 billion a year in revenue, its surprising how little innovation there is in the trucking business. Launched at last year’s TC Atlanta Meetup, TIEMAC is trying

Convoy! The Fueloyal Is A Smart Fuel Cap For Truckers

Breaker breaker 10-4 good buddy. We got Fueloyal on your tail coming up off the exit. This robotic fuel cap essentially keeps track of the fuel poured into your vehicle independently of the truck itse