Nov 30, 2020
Cox and Joe
Lynch discuss the FreightTech 25, which is a list of 25
freight technology companies that have been recognized by
FreightWaves as the most innovative. Andrew works at FreightWaves
and manages the nomination and selection process for the
About Andrew Cox
Cox is the Retail Community Leader at FreightWaves. Andrew
is also responsible for managing the FreightTech 25 nomination and
selection process and is a co-host of the freight finance
Quarter, Guys. Prior to his current role, Andrew was a research
analyst in the Freight Intel Group at FreightWaves. Andrew earned a
Bachelor’s degree in both Economics and Entrepreneurship from the
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
the leading freight intelligence provider, offering current digital
intelligence and context to the freight community on a central
platform. FreightWaves’ SaaS product, SONAR, is the leading
freight market analytics tool and dashboard, aggregating billions
of data points from hundreds of sources to provide the fastest data
in the transportation and logistics sector. FreightWaves.com,
the company’s news site, is the leading provider of news and
commentary for the transportation and logistics space. FreightWaves
also hosts conferences under Transparency and MarketWaves branding
and is a co-developer of the first futures contracts dedicated to
trucking spot rates.
Key Takeaways: The FreightTech 25
- The FreightTech 25 is published every year in the 4th quarter
and the companies awarded will hold the honor for the upcoming
- FreightWaves has developed a robust nomination and selection
process. The rankings of the FreightTech Award are determined by a
peer-group of CEOs, industry leaders, and investors that are
actively investing in the freight industry.
- In the podcast interview, Andrew discussed some themes and
trends he observed in the FreightTech 25
- Amazon, Project 44, and Convoy have appeared at the top of the
list for the third year in a row.
- Autonomous vehicle companies fell off this year’s list perhaps
because the product development time makes it difficult to maintain
momentum and media buzz.
- As companies get larger, there are diminishing returns on their
innovations. In other words, larger companies need to
continue/accelerate innovation to move the dial.
- Warehousing robotics companies were recognized on this year’s
- Larger legacy transportation companies like C.H. Robison, J.B.
Hunt, and FedEx made the list demonstrating that innovation isn’t
just for tech startups.
- Visibility companies like project44 and Fourkites are on the
list as shippers and 3PLs continue to seek visibility
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