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 you can… 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

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

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