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

The X-Border Payments Superhighway

By PYMNTS  /  The internet has changed almost every facet of daily life, and that’s especially true for international trade. The web has connected buyers and sellers looking to do business around the globe, giving companies the tools and abilities to process most of these transactions. Shannon Scott, director of risk and payments at uShip,… Read More

Opinion: Will the Sharing Economy Disrupt Trucking, Transportation and Logistics?

by Dick Metzler, Chief Marketing Officer, uShip  /  One in a series of periodic guest columns by industry thought leaders.  / If you have ever purchased something on eBay, hailed a ride from Uber or vacationed in Airbnb lodging, you’ve participated in the sharing economy. The commonality with these on-demand companies is that customers transact… Read More

Austin’s uShip plans move to a larger campus to ramp up hiring

by Lori Hawkins, Staff Reporter, Austin American-Statesman  /  New headquarters will feature gourmet kitchen and dining area, shower facilities and locker rooms.  / Austin-based uShip has outgrown its two downtown offices and is moving to a new headquarters on East Riverside as it launches an aggressive hiring plan. The company, which runs an online shipping… Read More

If I Knew Then: Nick Parker, uShip CTO

By Mary Ann Azevedo, @bayareawriter, Crain’s  /  In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy:  Nick Parker / Chief Technology Officer / uShip Inc. About the company: uShip aims to bring greater automation, transparency and efficiency to freight transportation by moving it online and mobile. It… Read More