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Convoy’s CEO Dan Lewis on the digital transformation that’s happening in trucking

Industry InsightsPublished on January 25, 2023

Our economy relies on the seamless flow of goods, and few industries play a more critical role in this process than trucking. With over a million trucking companies in operation and a staggering worth of $800 billion in the US alone, the trucking industry is a vital cog in the economic machine. However, the industry has long been plagued by fragmentation and has been slow to adopt new technologies.

Convoy’s CEO & Co-founder Dan Lewis recently joined Charles Trevail on the Outside In podcast to share how Convoy is addressing those industry challenges head-on, while also reducing waste, enhancing the quality of life for truck drivers, and lowering costs for shippers.

Listen to the podcast episode to learn:
  • The challenges and opportunities as the industry goes digital and the lines between brokers and asset carriers blur
  • How, with persistent effort and research, Dan was able to find the key value proposition for the early adoption of Convoy’s mobile app among truck drivers
  • Why cutting “empty miles” is the most effective route to sustainability in the freight industry
  • The potential of trucking’s semi-autonomous future, where humans and robots will join forces in “team driving” 
  • Advice for aspiring entrepreneurs on surrounding yourself with supportive, long-term-minded people


Convoy Team

Convoy is the nation's leading digital freight network. We move thousands of truckloads around the country each day through our optimized, connected network of carriers, saving money for shippers, increasing earnings for drivers, and eliminating carbon waste for our planet. We use technology and data to solve problems of waste and inefficiency in the $800B trucking industry, which generates over 87 million metric tons of wasted CO2 emissions from empty trucks. Fortune 500 shippers like Anheuser-Busch, P&G, Niagara, and Unilever trust Convoy to lower costs, increase logistics efficiency, and achieve environmental sustainability targets.
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