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Amazon named FreightTech 25 champion two years running (with video)

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Returning champion Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) scored first place in the 2020 FreightTech 25. The Seattle-based disrupter is often the topic of everything from conference presentations to novels as the logistics industry attempts to adapt to its lightning-fast pace.

Amazon took home first place during the 2019 FreightTech 25 as well, leading a pack of innovators. This year’s second place winner, supply chain platform project44, is also reclaiming its previous spot on the list. 

Champions of efficient freight, Convoy, took third place this year, unseating Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) and moving up one spot from last year. Logistics powerhouse J.B. Hunt (NASDAQ: JBHT) also moved up one slot from last year, coming in fourth place. 

This year’s fifth place winner, fleet management platform KeepTruckin, moved up several spaces from its tenth place spot last year. 

  1. Amazon
  2. project44
  3. Convoy
  4. J.B. Hunt
  5. KeepTruckin

FreightWaves announced the full list of 2020 FreightTech 25 winners during FreightWaves LIVE Chicago on Wednesday, Nov. 13. The FreightTech 25, chosen from the FreightTech 100, highlights the most innovative and disruptive companies across the freight industry, featuring both cutting-edge upstarts and top-notch traditional powers. 

This year’s list includes 16 returning winners from last year’s awards and nine first-timers. 

“Last year when we decided to roll out an awards recognition, we wanted to do it differently. A lot of awards in the industry are pay to play, and they end up meaning nothing,” FreightWaves CEO Craig Fuller said. “We decided to create a freight tech award that has actual meaning.”

Companies named in the FreightTech 100 were judged by an external panel of industry experts, with voting conducted and overseen by accounting firm Katz, Sapper & Miller (KSM). Each member of the panel ranked their top 25 companies on a 1 to 25 point basis. The companies generating the most points comprise the FreightTech 25. 

6. Flexport

7. Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA)

8. FourKites 

9. C.H. Robinson (NASDAQ: CHRW)

10. Platform Science


12. Starsky Robotics

13. Uber Freight

14. FedEx (NYSE: FDX)

15. Loadsmart

16. Schneider (NYSE: SNDR)

17. McLeod Software 

18. Emerge

19. Daimler AG (OTCMKTS: DMLRY)

20. TriumphPay 

21. Shipwell

22. HubTran

23. XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO)

24. Ike

25. MercuryGate


  1. Lionel

    Starsky robotics number 12 winner, which always promoted retention of drivers ..has actually furloughed all of their active drivers right before Thanksgiving…most Mngt have posted their resumes online…A company to watch to see what happens next

  2. Dave

    Jack i agree. This is a DISGUSTING sell out for the entire industry you are trying to represent as a whole. To give a top place to a company that is vocally trying to bankrupt your advertisers, sponsors, and supporters is dumb founding. And Amazon don’t even have the best tech just lots of people and (now) trucks taking away our jobs and livelihoods.

  3. Jack Porter

    I guess the judgement doesn’t include their sabatoging techniques against the Trucking community. Their financial strategy to bankrupt carriers, and steal patented names in the industry for their own bully tactics. Sure glad their innovative, because they surely are not reputable and honest.

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Ashley Coker

Ashley is interested in everything that moves, especially trucks and planes. She covers air cargo, trucking and sponsored content. She studied journalism at Middle Tennessee State University and worked as an editor and reporter at two daily newspapers before joining FreightWaves. Ashley spends her free time at the dog park with her beagle, Ruth, or scouring the internet for last minute flight deals.