Founder of Online Freight Platform uShip to Step Down

By Erica E. Phillips, Wall Street Journal Logistics Report  /  Departing CEO says Austin, Texas-based freight booking startup is on track for initial public offering  /   Matt Chasen, founder of online freight booking service uShip Inc. is stepping down as chief executive, after a period of rapid growth that he says puts the company… Read More

uShip sees growth in larger-than-parcel (LTP) market

By DC Velocity Staff  /  $26 billion freight sector includes unwieldy items such as furniture, boats, and motorcycles.  /   Logistics tech vendor uShip is adding to its tools for freight automation software and load bidding. The Austin, Texas-based online shipping marketplace and software vendor serves a range of consumers, enterprise businesses, and less-than-truckload (LTL)… Read More

uShip Sees 2016 Growth As Freight Automation Disrupts Logistics Landscape

Enterprise, SMBs, Consumers Seeking Faster, Easier, Cheaper Transport Find It With uShip AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–uShip, the online shipping marketplace and freight automation software provider, today announced several key milestones, as well as traction within its freight automation initiative serving enterprise customers, less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping customers and consumers within freight’s “forgotten” $26 billion larger-than-parcel (LTP) market…. Read More

Austin American-Statesman Names uShip Among 2016 Top Austin Workplaces

Austin, Texas – Nov. 14, 2016 – uShip has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by the Austin American-Statesman. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace… Read More

The Top 100 Digital Tech Employers in Austin

by Kelly Jackson, Writer, Built In Austin  /  Built In Austin proudly presents the 2016 list of the Top 100 Digital Technology Companies in Austin, ranking the digital players of our community according to local, full-time employee count. Austin tech companies are growing The total number of people employed locally by the companies in this… Read More

Amazon’s shipping ambitions wreak havoc on Q3 results

by Daphne Howland, Staff Writer, Retail Dive  /  Dive Brief  / Amazon reported third quarter net sales of $32.7 billion on Thursday, up 29% from $25.4 billion in the year-ago quarter, buoyed by the runaway success of its annual Prime Day shopping event as well as strong back-to-school shopping activity. Amazon posted third-quarter earnings per… Read More

Driverless trucks: Where they’ll work, where they won’t

by Sean Kilcarr, Executive Editor, Fleet Owner  /  Only in certain segments of the trucking industry will autonomous vehicle technology find a good fit, some argue.  / The mistake many make when predicting adoption rates for autonomous vehicle (AV) technology in the freight business is that trucking is not a “homogenous” industry, stressed Richard “Dick”… Read More

18 Sure-Fire Ways to Save on LTL Shipments

By Sandra Beckwith, Inbound Logistics  /  Carriers and 3PLs reveal road-tested secrets for cutting trucking costs.  / While many shippers believe that the best way to save money on transportation is to negotiate lower rates with carriers, trucking companies and third-party logistics (3PL) providers acknowledge there are better and more effective ways to cut trucking expenses,… Read More