FoSC #92: Steve Wen of Dray Alliance

Drayage logistics

On this week’s episode of The Future of Supply Chain, Santosh talks with Steve Wen, co-founder and CEO of Dray Alliance. Their conversation covers the digitization and simplification of an important segment in the supply chain, drayage—moving shipping containers short distances.

Highlights from their conversation include:

  • Steve Wen’s entrepreneurial path to starting Dray Alliance (1:23)
  • Reducing inefficiencies of delivering shipping containers with a DoorDash-style system (5:30)
  • Using data-driven insights to help drivers become more efficient (7:21)
  • Use case of how Dray Alliance is implemented (9:05)
  • Container visibility and transparency (11:37)
  • Assessing the current state of ports (13:22)
  • Dealing with criticism of digital brokerage (16:45)
  • Technology freeing up human capital (19:05)
  • Advice for entrepreneurs on creating good habits and working with people you trust (22:31)

Based in Long Beach, California, Dray Alliance is a venture-backed company on a mission to transform the trucking and logistics industry, starting with drayage. Their technology simplifies the antiquated process of moving containers across short distances, with focus on port and rail moves. Find out more at

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