SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Convoy announced today that 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, improve the lives of drivers and ultimately help to reduce the environmental impact of trucking.
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 one of the largest companies in the world, yet they’re incredibly agile and forward thinking—especially in their approach to supply chain innovation,” said Convoy co-founder and CEO Dan Lewis. “Their 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, 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 their 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.
Convoy offers guaranteed capacity and industry-leading reliability for the transport of freight by trucks, both scheduled or spot market. As a result of developing the most advanced technology, Convoy generates instant prices, improves on-time rates, reduces empty miles, lowers operating costs, and provides transparency through real-time GPS on all trucks. Using Convoy's platform, trusted carriers receive real-time notifications of jobs on their phones, free fleet management tools, and payment immediately upon completion of a job instead of waiting months for a check. This helps trucking companies expand their business and operate more efficiently with work that matches their equipment and location.
About Unilever North America
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home Care, Personal Care, and Refreshment products with sales in more than 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. In the United States and Canada, the portfolio includes brand icons such as: Axe, Becel, Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Caress, Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy, Country Crock, Degree, Dove, Fruttare, Good Humor, Hellmann’s, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000, Lipton, Magnum, Nexxus, Noxzema, Pond’s, Popsicle, Promise, Q-tips, Simple, St. Ives, Suave, Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto, TIGI, TRESemmé and Vaseline. All of the preceding brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies.
Unilever employs approximately 9,500 people across North America – generating more than $9.5 billion in sales in 2015.
The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan commits to:
- Helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being by 2020.
- Halving the environmental impact of our products by 2030.
- Enhancing the livelihoods of millions of people by 2020.
Unilever ranked number one in its sector on the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
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