Truckers attest to stress-busting power of pets on the road

Life on America’s highways can be lonely, stressful and tedious for truck drivers ferrying the nation’s goods from one city to the next.

Some drivers have turned to furry companions to boost their mood and quality of life on the road. Drivers who spoke with FreightWaves said having their pets in the passenger seat keeps them active and fulfilled as they travel long distances in their homes on wheels. A survey completed last year by Truckstop Group found that half of drivers travel with their...

Ship Angel raises $5M, launches two new products for BCOs

Global shipping platform Ship Angel Inc. announced Tuesday it has closed on $5 million in funding co-led by Glasswing Venture and Newark Venture Partners with participation from Bienville Capital, Socii Capital and Plug and Play, to continue building out new AI-powered products for beneficial cargo owners. Two of those new products were announced Tuesday as well.

“Ship Angel’s best-in-class AI-native software, industry expertise, and focus on delivering an exceptional user experience will set a...

FreightWaves announces rapid-fire demo best-in-show winners in Atlanta

Thirteen companies showcased their FreightTech innovations during two rounds of rapid-fire demo sessions Tuesday at FreightWaves’ Future of Supply Chain event in Atlanta.

Demos by Tai Software and MyCarrier TMS were named best in show by attendees among the competing companies’ seven-minute demonstrations about how their technological innovations benefit the freight industry.

Tai Software

Tai Software demonstrated how its software automates quote requests and shipment requests using a centralized...

National defense expert names 3 global supply chain hot spots to watch

Three areas of the world are of particular interest from an economic and supply chain perspective as international conflicts remain active, an official with a military college said. 

Speaking to FreightWaves CEO and founder Craig Fuller at the company’s Future of Supply Chain conference in Atlanta on Wednesday, Jonathan Hoffman, The Citadel’s communications and marketing vice president, said he is watching activity in Russia and Ukraine, Israel, and China. Hoffman, an expert in national defense...

Containerboard sector feeling pandemic-induced ‘hangover’

The containboard sector is feeling a pandemic-induced hangover. 

That’s according to Jon Rager, SVP of forest analytics at Fastmarkets, which provides commodity price reporting and economic analysis. Rager spoke Tuesday at FreightWaves’ Future of Supply Chain conference in Atlanta with FreightWaves SONAR CFO Spencer Piland. 

The two discussed the impact of America’s cardboard box recession and lumber industry slowdown.

The containerboard sector grew faster than GDP in the ’70s and ’80s before...

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