CONVOY INC. * USA: Deal with Unilever
* Washington - Trucking startup Convoy inks its biggest deal with Unilever
--- Convoy Inc., a Seattle-based startup that aims to become an Uber for trucking, has struck its biggest deal yet -- with consumer goods giant Unilever... The four-year agreement will have Convoy connect Unilever to trucks for tens of thousands of shipments a year and is worth millions of dollars over the next year, Convoy Chief Executive Officer Dan Lewis said in an interview. Unilever, the company behind Dove soap, Hellmann's mayonnaise and Lipton tea, chose Convoy over several other trucking technology providers, the company said... The deal is a vote of confidence in Convoy, which uses software to match companies needing tractor-trailers with smaller providers, line up deliveries and track them to better ensure on-time pickup and receipt. It's particularly important as car ride-hailing app Uber Technologies Inc. gets into the freight market through its acquisition of Otto...
Seattle, WASH, USA - Bloomberg/The Chicago Tribune, by Dina Bass - 1 Nov 2016