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A $1 billion trucking startup founded by 2 Amazon veterans just introduced a tool that could solve one of truck drivers’ biggest headaches
More than 20% of the miles truckers drive are "empty" — without any loads. Convoy, a startup backed by the likes of YCombinator, is addressing that.
Increasingly, truckers don't have to rely on calling companies to find their next job. Silicon Valley has been investing in apps like Convoy that solve a leading issue in the $740 billion trucking industry. Alphabet recently led an investment round in Convoy that totaled $185 million.
The Army is working on a plan to take humans off the battlefield, but new challenges are on the horizon
The Army has its eyes on adding autonomous technology to the battlefield, but its plan to add self-driving vehicles to combat environments promises to present new challenges.
These startups prove you don't have to be in the Bay Area or New York City to launch a successful company.