Unfortunately, with congestion increasing, trucks are being blamed for clogging roadways and a truck driver shortage is looming because many truckers are nearing retirement age. So trucking is facing some major challenges.
A Seattle man thinks he has the answer that will reinvent the $800 billion freight hauling industry. Dan Lewis recently launched "Convoy,"an on-demand service for arranging regional and local shipping.
Using smartphones, companies can be instantly connected with companies that ship freight.
The trucker can accept or decline. The shipper can monitor progress the whole way with GPS tracking, automatic alerts and photos sent by the driver.
Convoy takes a percentage of the sale of each delivery.