DB Schenker Takes $25 Million Stake in Online Freight Booking Platform uShip

By BRIAN BASKIN, Editor, Wall Street Journal Logistics Report  /  DB Schenker is taking a $25 million stake in online freight booking platform uShip Inc., deepening the ties between one of the world’s oldest logistics providers and an upstart looking to bring new technology to the tradition-bound shipping business. DB Schenker, a global logistics company… Read More

Austin-based uShip gets a new leader

By Lori Hawkins, Staff Writer, Austin American Statesman  /  New CEO of the online shipping company is an enterprise software veteran  / As it ramps up for more growth, Austin online shipping company uShip has named a new leader. The company said Wednesday that enterprise software veteran Mike Williams has joined uShip as CEO and… Read More

Mike Williams to Become Next CEO at uShip

By Ari Ashe, Staff Reporter, Transport Topics  /  Freight broker uShip has appointed Mike Williams its next CEO, effective Feb. 13.  / Williams previously was a general manager of corporate real estate firm Accruent, the largest provider of software for real estate and facilities management. During his time with Accruent, enterprise software revenues tripled, uShip… Read More

New CEO of Shipping Software Maker uShip Eyes Mobile, International

by David Holley, National Correspondent, Xconomy  /  AUSTIN—Shipping logistics software developer uShip has hired a new CEO, Mike Williams, two months after co-founder and CEO Matt Chasen announced he was resigning from the Austin, TX, company to pursue other early stage startup work. Williams was previously the general manager of corporate real estate services at… Read More

Trucking: Hero or villain in today’s pop culture

Photo: C.J. Ruxton Photography Cristina Commendatore, Fleet Owner / Marc Springer tried to promote a positive image of the trucking industry while starring on A&E’s Shipping Wars.  /   Remember when movies like Smokey and the Bandit and Convoy were at the height of pop culture back in the ’70s? Truck drivers were depicted as road… Read More

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

After 14 years at the helm, uShip co-founder and CEO is stepping down

By Lori Hawkins, Austin American-Statesman  /  Matt Chasen said the move will let him pursue other opportunities and get more involved with early-stage startups  / After nearly 14 years, fast-growing uShip will have a new leader. Matt Chasen, who co-founded the Austin-based online shipping company in 2003, is stepping down from his role as CEO. “As… 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