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Convoy Partners with Unilever to Streamline Trucking Ops

November 2, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Seated from left are Kees Kruythoff, president of Unilever North America; Dan Lewis, CEO of Convoy. Standing from left are Seref Alptekin, Camille Chammas, Reginaldo Ecclissato, Sen. Bill Bradley, Wendy Herrick, Grant Ries, Jonathan Atwood, Tinsley Corbett, Matthew Algar and Ramesh Daga.(Photo: Business Wire)   Seated from left are Kees Kruythoff, president of Unilever North America; Dan Lewis, CEO of Convoy. Standing from left are Seref Alptekin, Camille Chammas, Reginaldo Ecclissato, Sen. Bill Bradley, Wendy Herrick, Grant Ries, Jonathan Atwood, Tinsley Corbett, Matthew Algar and Ramesh Daga.(Photo: Business Wire)  

Convoy announced this week it has partnered with Unilever North America — a leader in supply chain management — in a multi-year trucking agreement to help advance Unilever’s operations.

After a thorough evaluation of modern, on-demand trucking service providers, Unilever selected Convoy because of its commitment to superior service, driver safety, and ongoing development of innovative technology solutions that streamline procurement, improve on-time delivery, empower drivers, and deliver savings through operational efficiencies.

“Unilever is incredibly agile and forward thinking — especially in its approach to supply chain innovation,” said Convoy co-founder and CEO Dan Lewis. “Unilever’s vision to reduce manual processes and make trucking more efficient aligns directly with ours.”

Convoy will allow Unilever North America to maximize each shipment by leveraging high-quality, local trucking resources to reduce the amount of empty miles driven while enhancing the livelihoods of drivers.

Reginaldo Ecclissato, senior vice president of Unilever Supply Chain Americas, added, “We are very impressed with Convoy’s approach to technology-enabled trucking services. Equally as important, we share a focus on driver health and well being. Convoy has put the driver experience at the forefront of its proposition and delivered a progressive app to address many of the long-standing issues facing the driver community. We are excited to build out this partnership.”

Convoy is backed by Greylock Partners, as well as the founders and CEOs of Amazon, eBay, Salesforce, Dropbox, Expedia, Instagram, KKR, and Code.org, to name a few, and has raised $18.5 million to date in venture capital funding.