• Inland Distribution
  • September 30 - October 2, 2024 | The Westin Chicago River North

Bill Driegert

Flexport

Executive Vice President and Head of Trucking

Bill is EVP of Flexport Trucking. He was previously the co-founder and Head of Operations at Uber Freight, Uber's logistics business. Bill began his career in freight as the 4th employee at Coyote Logistics (acquired by UPS) where he grew the role to Chief Innovation Officer. Prior to joining Uber, he served as COO at Pillow Homes. He also spent time at Amazon as Director of Planning and Innovation. Bill holds a M.A. in Supply Chain from MIT, an M.B.A. from University of Chicago, a B.A. from Southern Methodist University.

Sessions With Bill Driegert

Wednesday, 2 October

  • 11:35am - 12:05pm (CST) / 02/oct/2024 04:35 pm - 02/oct/2024 05:05 pm

    One-on-One: Resurrecting Convoy and the Future of Truckload Procurement Tech: A Conversation with Bill Driegert

    More than a year after being lured from Uber Freight, where he was a key figure in building and scaling the freight broker, Bill Driegert now has a new challenge: taking the technology that powered Convoy and turning it into a differentiator for Flexport, the forwarder that hired him in May 2023. The challenge is multifaceted, from resurrecting the connections with Convoy’s carrier base to figuring out how a standalone domestic brokerage technology fits with Flexport’s suite of services and tech for its import and export customers. More broadly, there’s hardly anyone better equipped to understand the challenges and opportunities of technology’s impact on truckload procurement. In this one-on-one Driegert will help attendees better understand the role technology plays in empowering truckload carriers, brokers, and shippers.