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Freight News Roundup – Hurricane Sandy Halts Shipping and Transport, Destroys Roads in Northeast US

Freight News Roundup – Hurricane Sandy Halts Shipping and Transport, Destroys Roads in Northeast US

  Every week, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news. This week, Hurricane Sandy has had an enormous effect on the transportation of goods to and from the Northeast United States.  The Freight News Roundup below includes many…Read more

Freight News Roundup – 85 MPH Highways, Diesel Prices, The Truth on Diesel Smog

Freight News Roundup – 85 MPH Highways, Diesel Prices, The Truth on Diesel Smog

  Every week, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news. Here’s a selection of great articles we’ve come across over the past week. Texas Toll Road With 85-MPH Speed Limit Opens - TransportTopics The road with the nation’s fastest speed…Read more

Freight News Roundup – Aussie Shipping Wars, CSA Concerns, Dash Cam Vengence

Freight News Roundup – Aussie Shipping Wars, CSA Concerns, Dash Cam Vengence

Every week, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news. Here’s a selection of great articles we’ve come across over the past week. At 13.4 mpg, the future of aero trucking? - Overdrive Aerodynamics is getting more attention these days now…Read more

uShip’s Chasen Honored as Best CEO of 2012

uShip’s Chasen Honored as Best CEO of 2012

Thursday night in downtown Austin, uShip CEO and Founder Matt Chasen was named Best CEO of 2012 in the Small Company Category.  Matt was among six CEOs honored during the Austin Business Journal‘s second annual 2012 Best CEO Awards party. Thursday’s private event was the culmination of a months-long process steered by…Read more

CIO Magazine: 8 Tips to Increase IT Worker Retention [featuring uShip]

CIO Magazine: 8 Tips to Increase IT Worker Retention [featuring uShip]

Hiring new employees is one thing, but keeping them on board is another.  CIO Magazine recently interviewed uShip CEO Matt Chasen about what the company is doing to increase worker retention. Given the technical nature of CIO, the article tends to focus on IT and developers, but the tips shared…Read more

Heads Up! Faulty GPS Directions Causing Trucks to Hit Overpasses

Heads Up! Faulty GPS Directions Causing Trucks to Hit Overpasses

As experienced truck drivers know, when planning your route, knowing what lies ahead is critical — especially overpass heights.  One miscalculation can make for a very bad day. But if you think you can count on your GPS device 100% of the time, you may want to consider this article…Read more

uShip’s Matt Chasen Nominated for Best CEO Award

uShip’s Matt Chasen Nominated for Best CEO Award

uShip Founder Matt Chasen is among a host of fellow Central Texas execs nominated for the Austin Business Journal’s 2012 Best CEO Awards.  The results will be announced at a private, invitation-only event September 27. Chasen has captained the ‘Ship from Day One, and in 2011 — the grading period…Read more

On the Road: Truckin’ Joe Biden and the Biker Gang

On the Road: Truckin’ Joe Biden and the Biker Gang

Over the past 24 hours, this photo of Vice President Biden has become something of a campaign season oddity and a sensation in nearly every blog and newspaper in the US. The AP photo from the campaign trail is just about as candid– and as awkward– as they come. Taken…Read more

uShip Makes It Two in a Row at the Greater Austin Business Awards

uShip Makes It Two in a Row at the Greater Austin Business Awards

uShip has been recognized by the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce at the 2012 Greater Austin Business Awards in the Environment category (Medium sized company division), making this the second straight year uShip has taken home glassware in the eco/green category. Joining us in the Environment category were Rackspace (large…Read more

Transport Topics: Striking Freight Deals Online

Transport Topics: Striking Freight Deals Online

This week, leading industry publication Transport Topics examined electronic freight exchanges and how they differ from traditional load boards.  It’s an interesting piece that gives a balanced perspective and comparison of the two.  uShip, which falls into the electronic load exchange category, was heavily featured in the article, including CEO…Read more