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Firms Try to Mimic Uber for Freight Shipments; Analysts See Both Opportunities and Pitfalls

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Fledgling companies are advancing the adaptation of Uber’s transportation model to arrange freight shipments, a step that experts believe offers a combination of opportunities in several trucking sectors as well as pitfalls.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
November 1, 2015
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Convoy Debuts, Aiming to Be the Uber of Trucks

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Trucking isn't the first thing that comes to mind when considering industries ripe for disruption.

Dina Bass | Bloomberg News
October 27, 2015
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Flexport Wants to Be the Uber of Ocean Freight

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Uber Technologies Inc. is changing the way people move around cities; Flexport wants to do the same with cargo in the holds of ocean-going containerships.

Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
May 11, 2015
Business, Technology, Autonomous

UPS, Google’s Schmidt Invest in Uber-Type Delivery Startup

Google Inc. chairman Eric Schmidt and UPS Inc. have invested in Roadie Inc., a service that links people who want packages shipped with people willing to drive them.

Michael Sasso | Bloomberg News
January 27, 2015

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