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Press Release

June 4, 2024

Gebrüder Weiss Partners With Highway to Enhance Carrier Vetting and Combat Freight Fraud

Gebrüder Weiss adds Highway to its onboarding workflows to validate carriers, ensure quality carrier selection, and prevent bad actors from gaining access to its network.

Gebrüder Weiss, a leading global freight forwarder with more than 500 years of history, has announced the expansion of its partnership with Highway, the technology company that’s brought Carrier Identity to the supply chain and logistics space. This partnership focuses on enhancing carrier vetting processes and combating the increasing threat of freight fraud, which has seen a dramatic rise in recent years.

In response to a nearly 800% increase in global freight fraud from 2019 to 2021, as reported by TransUnion, Gebrüder Weiss embarked on a mission to strengthen its defenses against cargo theft, carrier identity theft, and double brokering. Industry estimates from FreightWaves suggest that double brokering alone costs the supply chain up to $700 million annually. This alarming trend prompted the search for a robust third-party solution, leading to the selection of Highway due to its proven leadership in carrier identity and fraud prevention.

“Fraud, identity theft, cargo theft, double brokering, and criminal activity are very serious issues in our industry. Highway’s platform allows us to target potential bad actors, mitigate our risk, prevent illegitimate carriers from infiltrating our network, and ensure quality carrier selection,” said Kevin Sendre, Director of Full Truckload (FTL) North America for Gebrüder Weiss. “Gebrüder Weiss is proactively taking steps to combat fraud, and we are excited to leverage Highway’s expertise in establishing true carrier identity and expand our partnership with new service offerings.”

The partnership, which initially began in September 2023, has recently been expanded to include full carrier onboarding and integration with the Gebrüder Weiss TMS system. This integration equips Gebrüder Weiss representatives to access detailed carrier data, enhancing the efficiency and security of freight operations.

Michael Caney, Chief Commercial Officer at Highway, highlighted the importance of this collaboration. “The logistics industry faces significant challenges from fraudsters and criminal activity that can disrupt the entire supply chain. Our partnership with Gebrüder Weiss not only aims to mitigate these risks but also ensures that their carrier network is robust and transparent,” Caney said. “We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Gebrüder Weiss and integrate our solutions further into their operations, enhancing both security and operational efficiency."

Looking forward, both companies anticipate further collaboration. “Our relationship has already expanded in less than a year of doing business together, and we look forward to a continued partnership,” added Sendre.

About Gebrüder Weiss

Gebrüder Weiss, a global freight forwarder with a core business of overland transport, air, and sea freight and logistics, is the world’s oldest transport company with a history that dates back more than 500 years. The family-owned company employs more than 8,600 people worldwide and boasts 180 company-owned locations. The business presence in North America includes headquarters in Chicago and offices in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, Laredo, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. The company has implemented a wide variety of environmental, economic, and social initiatives and is considered a pioneer in sustainable business practices. The company’s emphasis on superior customer service pairs customized solutions with a single point of contact to provide customers with focused, reliable, and economical solutions.

About Highway

Highway is a leading technology provider specializing in Carrier Identity™ and Access Management solutions for shippers, freight brokers, and logistics service providers across North America. With a focus on reducing fraud and enhancing digital booking processes, Highway offers advanced tools for secure carrier vetting and sourcing, ensuring robust compliance and transparency. Its proprietary Lane Certainty™ geospatial algorithm analyzes millions of carrier data points to optimize capacity matching in desired lanes, while providing insight into fleet analytics of over 280,000 carriers. By automating compliance and emphasizing data integrity, Highway sets a new standard in security and efficiency, empowering freight brokers to protect profits and promote business growth. For more information, visit