Digital Freight Matching Platforms Market - Growth, Trends, Covid-19 and Forecast (2024-2029)

Digital Freight Matching Platforms Market Report is Segmented by Service Outlook (Value-Added Services and Freight Matching Services), Platform Outlook (Web-Based and Mobile-Based), Transportation Mode (Rail Freight, Road Freight, Ocean Freight, and Air Freight ), End User (Food & Beverages, Retail & E-Commerce, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Healthcare, and Other End Users) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa). The Report Offers Market Size and Forecasts for the Digital Freight Matching Platforms Market in Value (USD) for all the Above Segments.

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Digital Freight Matching Platforms Market Summary
Study Period 2020 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 34.76 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 83.49 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 19.42 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

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*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Digital Freight Matching Platforms Market Analysis

The Digital Freight Matching Platforms Market size is estimated at USD 34.76 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 83.49 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 19.42% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

  • An increasing need for automation and digitalization in supply chains drives the market's growth. Digital freight matching platforms provide solutions for shippers and carriers by connecting them in real time. It is a relatively new technology offered through an application or a platform that enables shippers to share their load requirements and assist carriers in finding and booking loads efficiently.
  • One of the main drivers for market growth has been a boom in online sales. The development of online shopping has resulted in a growing demand for transport services to supply the consumer with products. To effectively meet demand, DFM platforms help e-commerce companies utilize carriers' capacity.
  • The demand for freight services is increasing due to the growing volume of international trade. Companies are taking advantage of the increasing use of freight transport to improve their efficiency through technology innovation. Delays in the shipping and supply chain may lead to a loss of sales, which could amount to huge losses for firms when delays cascade into other transport services. Various freight management solutions, e.g., freight matching platforms, are becoming widely accepted to improve efficiency and avoid delays.

Digital Freight Matching Platforms Market Trends

The Mobile-Based Segment Dominates the Overall Market

Most market players provide mobile applications on Google Play and Apple Inc.'s App Store. China-based Full Truck Alliance (JiangSu ManYun Software Technology Co. Ltd) provides freight matching and value-added services through mobile apps such as Yunmanman and Huochebang. Platforms based on mobile technology are faster than web technologies, and apps can be run offline.

These apps provide real-time visibility of shipments, allowing shippers and carriers to track cargo, monitor routes, and receive timely updates.

In May 2023, Transfix Inc. unveiled a collaboration with Highway, a carrier identification solution engineered to minimize fraud and enhance digital bookings. This integration boosts transparency and efficiency in carrier compliance and onboarding procedures. By leveraging geolocation services and IoT integration, mobile apps optimize routes and ensure cargo safety, resulting in more reliable and efficient freight operations and boosting their adoption in the logistics industry.

Digital Freight Matching Platforms Market: Worldwide consumer spending on mobile apps from 2016 to 2023 (in billion U.S. dollars)

North America Dominates the Overall Market

With a high penetration of the Internet and smartphones, North America has developed an advanced technology infrastructure. Therefore, local carriers and transporters may access digital freight matching platforms. The region's modern connectivity landscape provides seamless access to digital freight matching systems for shippers and carriers.

This increased availability in North America significantly impacts the overall adoption of DFM solutions and their success. A developed technological ecosystem provides the region with an environment conducive to the growth of the digital freight matching market.

The logistics sector in North America is well-placed to exploit digital platforms effectively, given the large number of people with high-speed Internet and mobile phones. The ease of access to these platforms will improve operational efficiency, speed up the decision-making process, and stimulate an evolving and responsive freight ecosystem.

In March 2024, Bolt Express announced the launch of its best-in-class digital freight matching system. This new digital system streamlines freight matching by seamlessly integrating via API, EDI, or XML with high-volume shipping accounts. For all other ad-hoc customer shippers, Bolt simplifies shipment set-up by using the power of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) to read and instantly process new requests submitted via email, phone, or text to ensure they receive a timely solution to their most challenging and urgent shipping problems.

Digital Freight Matching Platforms Market: Consumer IoT market size in North America from  2022 to 2030, by type (in billion U.S. dollars)

Digital Freight Matching Platforms Industry Overview

Due to the presence of several players, the digital freight matching platform market needs to be more cohesive and expected to be subject to competition. To keep pace with competition and guarantee efficiency, integrity, and security, the leading service providers in the market are constantly upgrading their technology. These players focus on partnerships, product upgrades, and collaboration to gain a competitive edge over their competitors and capture a significant market share. Several players include Uber Freight (Uber Technologies Inc.), Redwood, Convoy Inc., Stryker Corporation, and DAT Solutions.

Digital Freight Matching Platforms Market Leaders

  1. Uber Freight (Uber Technologies, Inc.)

  2. Redwood

  3. Convoy, Inc

  4. Stryker Corporation

  5. DAT Solutions

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Digital Freight Matching Platforms Market News

  • July 2023: E2open Parent Holdings Inc. announced an expanded partnership with Traffic Tech, an industry-leading global third-party logistics company, to provide real-time rating and spot market freight rates to over-the-road shippers in e2open’s Transportation Management application.
  • July 2023: Redwood Logistics acquired Rockfarm Supply Chain Solutions, a logistics service provider. The acquisition strengthens and fortifies Redwood’s 4PL service portfolio and enhances its supply chain integration.
  • June 2023: Redwood Logistics partnered with FreightWaves, a supply chain solutions provider, to integrate Oracle OTM (Oracle Transportation Management) with FreightWaves’ SONAR freight data intelligence platform. The combined offering would help users improve their decision-making during their careers.

Digital Freight Matching Platforms Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Rising Need for Reliable Connections between Carriers and Shippers

      2. 4.2.2 Demand for Real-time Visibility of Shipments

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Fragmentation of the Logistics Industry

      2. 4.3.2 Data Security Concerns

    4. 4.4 Market Oppourtunities

      1. 4.4.1 Rising Need to Reduce the Manual Work

    5. 4.5 Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Major Growth Strategy In The Global Digital Freight Matching Market

    7. 4.7 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.7.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.7.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.7.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.7.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.7.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    8. 4.8 Impact of COVID-19 on the market

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 By Service Outlook

      1. 5.1.1 Value-Added Services

      2. 5.1.2 Freight Matching Services

    2. 5.2 By Platform Outlook

      1. 5.2.1 Web-Based

      2. 5.2.2 Mobile-Based

    3. 5.3 By Transportation Mode

      1. 5.3.1 Rail Freight

      2. 5.3.2 Road Freight

      3. 5.3.3 Ocean Freight

      4. 5.3.4 Air Freight

    4. 5.4 By End User

      1. 5.4.1 Food & Beverages

      2. 5.4.2 Retail & E-Commerce

      3. 5.4.3 Manufacturing

      4. 5.4.4 Oil & Gas

      5. 5.4.5 Automotive

      6. 5.4.6 Healthcare

      7. 5.4.7 Other End Users

    5. 5.5 Geography

      1. 5.5.1 North America

        1. 5.5.1.1 United States

        2. 5.5.1.2 Canada

        3. 5.5.1.3 Mexico

      2. 5.5.2 Europe

        1. 5.5.2.1 Germany

        2. 5.5.2.2 United Kingdom

        3. 5.5.2.3 France

        4. 5.5.2.4 Russia

        5. 5.5.2.5 Spain

        6. 5.5.2.6 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.5.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.5.3.1 India

        2. 5.5.3.2 China

        3. 5.5.3.3 Japan

        4. 5.5.3.4 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.5.4 Latin America

        1. 5.5.4.1 Brazil

        2. 5.5.4.2 Argentina

        3. 5.5.4.3 Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.5.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. 5.5.5.1 United Arab Emirates

        2. 5.5.5.2 Saudi Arabia

        3. 5.5.5.3 Qatar

        4. 5.5.5.4 Rest of Middle East and Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Market Concentration Overview

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Uber Freight (Uber Technologies, Inc.)

      2. 6.2.2 Redwood

      3. 6.2.3 C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.

      4. 6.2.4 XPO Inc.

      5. 6.2.5 Convoy Inc

      6. 6.2.6 Stryker Corporation

      7. 6.2.7 DAT Solutions

      8. 6.2.8 Cargomatic Inc.

      9. 6.2.9 Flexport

      10. 6.2.10 Roper Technologies Inc.

      11. 6.2.11 Loji Logistics

      12. 6.2.12 Freight Technologies, Inc.*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive
    4. 6.3 Other Companies

  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

  8. 8. APPENDIX

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Digital Freight Matching Platforms Industry Segmentation

Digital freight matching platforms provide shippers and carriers with solutions by connecting in real time. It is a relatively new technology offered through an application or a platform that enables shippers to share their load requirements and assist carriers in finding and booking loads efficiently.

A complete background analysis of the digital freight matching platforms market, including an assessment of the sector and the contribution of the industry to the economy, market overview, market size estimation for critical segments, key regions, and emerging trends in the market segments, market dynamics, and essential production and consumption statistics, are covered in the report.

The digital freight matching platforms market is segmented by service outlook (value-added services and freight matching services), platform outlook (web-based and mobile-based), transportation mode (rail freight, road freight, ocean freight, and air freight ), end user (food & beverages, retail & e-commerce, manufacturing, oil & gas, automotive, healthcare, and other end users) and region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts for the digital freight matching platforms market in value (USD) for all the above segments.

By Service Outlook
Value-Added Services
Freight Matching Services
By Platform Outlook
Web-Based
Mobile-Based
By Transportation Mode
Rail Freight
Road Freight
Ocean Freight
Air Freight
By End User
Food & Beverages
Retail & E-Commerce
Manufacturing
Oil & Gas
Automotive
Healthcare
Other End Users
Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Europe
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Russia
Spain
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
India
China
Japan
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of Latin America
Middle East and Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
Qatar
Rest of Middle East and Africa
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Digital Freight Matching Platforms Market Research FAQs

The Digital Freight Matching Platforms Market size is expected to reach USD 34.76 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 19.42% to reach USD 83.49 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Digital Freight Matching Platforms Market size is expected to reach USD 34.76 billion.

Uber Freight (Uber Technologies, Inc.), Redwood, Convoy, Inc, Stryker Corporation and DAT Solutions are the major companies operating in the Digital Freight Matching Platforms Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Digital Freight Matching Platforms Market.

In 2023, the Digital Freight Matching Platforms Market size was estimated at USD 28.01 billion. The report covers the Digital Freight Matching Platforms Market historical market size for years: 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Digital Freight Matching Platforms Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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Digital Freight Matching Platforms Market - Growth, Trends, Covid-19 and Forecast (2024-2029)