CCJ: Boost Sustainability with Digital Freight Matching

Free Report: How You Can Level Up Your Home Delivery

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The past year has seen a transformation in the home delivery space. Lockdowns and stay-at-home orders have left people ordering online more and relying more on having those items delivered directly to their homes. At the same time, industries that once relied primarily on in-person sales are now making more online sales than ever.

A successful shipping strategy adapts to meet customers’ changing needs and leverages new technology and processes to do so. But shippers, you’re not alone. Choosing partners to take over (or automate) the most challenging parts of the operation can be beneficial.

We’ve seen some common technological needs from shippers, regardless of what’s being shipped. There are three critical components that shippers should expect when partnering with a technology solutions provider:

  1. Real-time location data. It doesn’t matter if this is tracked via a device on a truck, tag on a product, or through a driver’s phone’s GPS location. While it may seem obvious, the ability to find this information is what’s most important.
  2. An analytics engine. Collecting data is one thing, using that data is another. An effective solution can alert the shipper to potential issues before they even arise. An example of this is identifying the likelihood of an exception. With home delivery, a driver may have multiple stops – a late delivery for one end-customer can lead to issues for half a dozen other customers.
  3. Push notifications. Notifications can be given through SMS, email, or a phone call. This gives shippers options when coming up with ways to communicate with their customers.

Want to learn more about leveling up your home delivery strategy? We’ve created a report to help shippers of all sizes.

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Introducing Careers on the Move

We believe that there is a tremendous talent gap across the supply chain, one that extends far beyond the driver shortage. There are several reasons as to why this might be. 

  • Graduating college seniors don’t know about the career potential that comes with roles in supply chain management and leadership. Maybe they see trucks on the road, but in general, very few young adults see those trucks and realize “I can have a profound impact on the bottom line for a company, a positive effect on the environment, and can dramatically improve the lives of individuals.” While many engineering students may be a fan of Iron Man, very few of them realize that they could be designing exoskeletons that keep docks workers safe. In short, we as logistics professionals need to paint our industry in a more positive light. 
  • This is particularly true as funding rounds across the supply chain explode, with some of the best-known firms (Sequoia, A16Z, Softbank, Warburg Pincus, etc.) pumping money into the space. As more companies launch, there will be even greater demand for talented developers, data scientists, and engineers. 
  • Furthermore, we’re seeing a movement whereby logistics roles are gaining entrance into the C-Suite. Enterprise shippers are hiring Chief Supply Chain Officers, who are being tasked with responsibilities that combine efficiency and cost savings with corporate social responsibility. It’s no longer just about getting coffee from one place to another as cheaply as possible; it’s imperative to ensure that the coffee comes from farms that treat their workers well. Data science, and yes, blockchain, are gaining acceptance across the supply chain world, and these types of initiatives are attracting the eyes of leaders and board members from many of the biggest companies in the world. 

Today, we’re thrilled to launch our sponsored new series, called Careers on the Move, which is a web video series, podcast, and blog that spotlight individuals and companies doing interesting and cool things across the supply chain. Careers on the Move has three content pillars. Our weekly blog will spotlight a cool startup, as a way to highlight new and interesting tech and approaches. Our podcast will connect with industry experts, discussing their day to day challenges and the work that they’re doing. We think this will help to paint a more realistic picture of what a career in supply chain might look like. Finally, we’re creating a video series that spotlights experienced supply chain professionals… think of it like NPR’s “How I Built This” for careers in logistics. 

Careers on the Move has one very specific goal: in 2021 we want to attract 1,000 new entrants into supply chain roles. 1,000 newcomers won’t eliminate the talent gap we see, but they will start to usher in a new era of importance for the global supply chain. 

Our first guest is Melanie Nuce, who is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for GS1, a standards organization that was behind the UPC code we all know (and those of us who are older, might remember collecting from cereal boxes to send in for some sort of toy). 

Listen to the first episode of Careers on the Move below:

 

You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever else you get your podcasts. 

We hope you enjoy the shows.  

Unexpected Partners: LTL Carriers and The Cargomatic Marketplace


How do LTL Carriers meet the needs of today’s clients?

If you’re an LTL trucking company, you’ve more than likely run into some challenges. From loose freight and shorter, more frequent hauls, to empty miles, there are plenty of obstacles. In the latest Cargomatic white paper, we provide insight into how our marketplace brings a field-tested combination of on-demand access to drivers and equipment, end-to-end visibility and easy-to-understand pricing that supports the needs of carriers in real-time.

LTL Carriers and The Cargomatic Marketplace. The Cover of the latest White Paper.
Cargomatic White Paper Cover


Download “Unexpected Partners: LTL Carriers and The Cargomatic Marketplace” now! Gain insight on:

  • The differences between traditional LTL Carrier models and today’s Omni-Channel Models of shipping
  • The challenges LTL Carriers face on their own
  • How Cargomatic’s Marketplace addresses LTL Carrier issues with mission-critical transportation
LTL Carriers and The Cargomatic Marketplace Quote.
Quote from the Cargomatic White Paper


Cargomatic’s Marketplace and community of truckers provide solutions that can be applied across the spectrum of traditional LTL scenarios as well as today’s challenges. Cargomatic’s iOS app and Android app is quick, easy and effective for LTL trucking companies to use. More information is just a click away.

The Top 3 Things Our Community of Truck Drivers Love About Their Job

As you might have read in our past blogs and as you’re currently seeing with our Cargomatic, “Daniel, America’s Road Warrior” Comic Series, Truckers face a lot of challenges in the industry. From the aggressive drivers to poor road conditions, there is a lot that can drive truckers crazy. So we wanted to take a look at the other side of the road (metaphorically, not literally; always keep your eyes on the road!). We asked the Cargomatic Community of truckers what the best part of their job was and the following are the top 3 responses we received.

3. Traveling to Different Places

There are very few jobs where a person can tailor their job around their wants like a trucker can. “Where do I want to travel? What do I want to see? What kind of route do I want to take? Do I want to stay local? Go from state-to-state? See the whole United States? Stick to  quick trips?” There are always shipments that need to be delivered and freight that needs to be moved, so there are always places to see and be seen!

2. Meeting New People

I’ll admit, this one was a surprise. For most people, when “Truck Driver” comes to mind they think of being on the road…in a truck..alone. So when the responses were so high for “meeting new people,” we wanted to know more. Luckily, our Annual Driver Appreciation Event presented the opportunity to learn more. Truckers spoke at length about how they frequently make friends out on the road with other truckers. Sharing the roads, the truck stops, the routes, etc., they often see familiar faces and new faces alike. These are people who share and know first hand the struggles and joys of the job and can relate to each other.

1. Creating Your Own Schedule

Oh freedom! The freedom of being able to hit the road at almost any time and go anywhere. Not having to punch a timecard in and out, not having your typical, standard and monotonous day-to-day schedule. Something about the freedom of being your own boss is what captivates truck drivers using Cargomatic the most. Creating your schedule means having the freedom to decide what days of the week you want to work, what time you want to start your day and what time you want to come home. For a lot of drivers, it means getting to take their kids to and/or from school, maintaining a work-life balance, and making sure that they’re able to still do what they love to do for their hobbies. For other drivers, they love getting the freedom to decide when they want to take time off or take a long weekend without having to ask for permission. 

These are only 3 of many reasons why Truckers love their job. Interested in getting more opportunities? Sign up to join our Carrier Community and see what driving with Cargomatic has to offer!

Cargomatic Hosts Dispuut Verkeer from Delft University of Technology

Future leaders eager to learn about the Digital Freight Marketplace

Long Beach, CA – August 14, 2019 – Cargomatic, Inc. recently hosted a delegation of 28 students studying toward a Masters in Transport & Planning or Transport, Infrastucture, and Logistics at the Delft University of Technology in Delft, The Netherlands. The future leaders, consisting of the Dispuut Verkeer student association, visited Cargomatic’s Long Beach office to learn more about the Digital Freight Marketplace and how it impacts the many facets of local freight transportation.

The delegation from Delft is researching emerging technologies shaping the future potential of urban and international logistics. Much of the group’s research is centered around the growing demand for first and last-mile freight transportation in cities, an area where Cargomatic’s technology and services shine. The mission of their research is to increase logistics efficiency in order to provide the immediate benefits to business and consumers, as well as providing a path to more sustainable urban transport.

“We really enjoyed the opportunity to visit Cargomatic during our visit to the US and Southern California,” said Benjamin Drybrough, a master’s student and member of Dispuut Verkeer’s organizing committee. “Being able to see Cargomatic’s systems in action really helped to attach real world experience to our 

Pictured: Dispuut Verkeer from Delft University of Technology at Cargomatic.

research and studies. It quickly became obvious how such a freight marketplace can help to maximize the use of available trucking capacity in cities.  Making the most of available capacity means fewer trucks are needed for those first and last-mile deliveries, providing an overall more efficient freight network.”

In addition to learning about freight marketplace technologies, the students in the delegation have research interests including freight truck platooning, autonomous vehicles, waterway and port operations, and even how bicycles can be an innovative method of freight delivery within congested cities.

“Hosting Ben and the rest of Dispuut Verkeer was an absolute pleasure,” said Steve Jackson, Cargomatic’s Chief Administrative Officer. “I was very impressed by their knowledge and understanding of transportation and logistics as a whole and how that knowledge translated into a number of very good questions about our services and technology platform.”

In addition to visiting Cargomatic in Long Beach, the delegation also traveled to Medellin and Bogota (Colombia), as well as San Francisco. Each one of these stops was chosen to learn how transportation and logistics differ in the varying cultural and economic contexts of Colombia and USA.

About Cargomatic

Founded by a tech entrepreneur from Silicon Valley and a logistics expert from Los Angeles, Cargomatic understands the challenges of local trucking, and we solve them with our technology. By seamlessly connecting shippers and truckers through our marketplace apps and automating all the necessary “back office” work, we help truckers grow their businesses and shippers track their freight in real time. As a single-source freight matching solution, Cargomatic’s mobile and desktop apps provide real-time tracking and full shipment transparency, streamlining the process through which shippers access available truck capacity and trusted, affordable drivers. The diversity and experience of our team, our ideas, and the technologies we build are what give Cargomatic the edge in an industry that still relies heavily on phone calls, email, and even fax machines. Shippers post local freight. Truckers haul it. We do the rest. Cargomatic makes connections happen.

Cargomatic rebuilds executive team in spirit of innovation

California-based startup Cargomatic competes in the local freight-matching marketplace, using technology to connect drivers and shippers without all the back office red tape. The company has rebuilt its C-suite over the last several months, bringing on new talent in the hopes of propelling itself toward further innovation. 

The company currently connects drivers and shippers in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California; Seattle, Washington; Chicago, illinois; and throughout New York and New Jersey. 

Read the full article by Freightwaves

[Press Release] Cargomatic Rebuilds C-Suite: New Team Designed to Spur Growth & Innovation​

Cargomatic Rebuilds C-Suite

New Team Designed to Spur Growth & Innovation

Long Beach, CA – July 18, 2019 – Following a $35 million Series B funding round in late 2018, Cargomatic, Inc. has been busy filling out the C-Suite with a talented and experienced team designed to spur innovation and growth for the local freight-matching marketplace.

“Building a successful company always starts with the foundation, and after our Series B funding last year, my primary focus has been to find the best talent I could and bring them to Cargomatic. With our foundation now in place, we are poised to be a leading provider of local LTL, drayage and white glove services in freight markets throughout the United States and beyond,” said Richard Gerstein, the company’s chief executive.

First to join the new team was Ed Reginelli as Chief Financial Officer. Ed brings over 25 years of experience, managing all aspects of financial accounting, controls, analysis, operations and reporting in complex corporate environments. Before joining Cargomatic, Ed was Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors at RhythmOne plc, a digital advertising technology company.  The second addition to Cargomatic’s team was Chris Oliver as Chief Marketing Officer.  Chris brings more than 20 years of experience leading large and small businesses into and through tremendous growth phases. Prior to Cargomatic, Chris led growth efforts for several well-known transportation technology brands, including Trucker Path, Zonar, and PrePass.  The third addition was Ann Mao as Chief Legal Officer.  Prior to joining Cargomatic, Ann held various senior roles at McKesson Corporation, a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, healthcare technology and specialty care.  The next addition to the team was Sunil Sharma as Chief Product & Technology Officer. Sunil’s breadth of expertise spans platforms, applications, and online marketplaces. Previously, he held product management leadership positions with industry leaders such as Jasper Technologies (acquired by Cisco), Yahoo!, GT Nexus (acquired by Infor), and Manhattan Associates. The final new addition to the team is Marc Levin as Chief Commercial Officer. Marc is a strategist and business growth executive with over 25 years of experience in sales, strategy development, and innovation covering end-to-end supply chain and logistics solutions. Prior to Cargomatic, Marc led revenue growth initiatives at XPO (formerly Menlo Worldwide), Ryder SCS and Americold Logistics.In addition to the many new faces at Cargomatic, two members of the existing team were also appointed to the C-Suite – finalizing the rebuild and positioning the company for continued exponential growth. Matt Hogan, who has been with Cargomatic since the turnaround began in 2016, has been named Chief of Staff. Prior to his new role, Matt was VP of Account Management & Business Process for Cargomatic, responsible for managing customer growth and retention. Matt brings 20 years of logistics experience to the team, including 15 years at TransCore where he was Director of Account Management. Steve Jackson, who has also been with Cargomatic since 2016, has been named Chief Administrative Officer. Steve brings over 35 years of domestic and international supply chain experience focused on operational and administrative areas of the businesses. Prior to Cargomatic, Steve held roles at Beaver Paper & Graphic Media, IntelliTrans, and Imerys.

About Cargomatic

Founded by a tech entrepreneur from Silicon Valley and a logistics expert from Los Angeles, Cargomatic understands the challenges of local trucking, and we solve them with our technology. By seamlessly connecting shippers and truckers through our marketplace apps and automating all the necessary “back office” work, we help truckers grow their businesses and shippers track their freight in real time. As a single-source freight matching solution, Cargomatic’s mobile and desktop apps provide real-time tracking and full shipment transparency, streamlining the process through which shippers access available truck capacity and trusted, affordable drivers. The diversity and experience of our team, our ideas, and the technologies we build are what give Cargomatic the edge in an industry that still relies heavily on phone calls, email, and even fax machines. Shippers post local freight. Truckers haul it. We do the rest. Cargomatic makes connections happen.

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