Overhaul launched their web platform and mobile app today, the next generation online marketplace for the trucking industry designed to address the needs of Owner Operator carriers and shippers moving higher value, more sensitive cargo. The uberization of trucking concept connects the needs of premium shippers to trusted professional drivers and operators eliminating the need to connect through third parties.
Overhaul s founders are seasoned executives in the security and logistics industry. With Overhaul, trusted drivers can thrive in an environment they get to design for themselves. We provide a secure method for shippers to move cargo with recognized and trusted drivers at our foundation, said Barry Conlon, CEO of Overhaul. Conlon has over thirty years of experience as a dedicated supply chain security professional. He facilitated the growth of FreightWatch into the Fortune 500 entity of innovative, supply chain security solutions known today and intends to do the same for Overhaul in the commercial transportation industry.
The Overhaul team will leverage its extensive network of contacts to line up higher end shippers and trusted owner operators (representing 91% of the US transportation fleet) in advance of the online marketplace launch mid-year. Overhaul s proprietary technology, with advanced safety and security features, and managed logistics services guarantees a secure move that will satisfy enterprise-level customers. Ultimately, resulting in increased visibility and security for sensitive and time-critical cargo at a reduced cost for shippers. Operators will benefit from the opportunity to build relationships with shippers while improving their cash flow based on performance criteria during the haul .
Overhaul will participate at the SXSWi Expo to inform industry leaders, investors and the public about its capabilities and how they are reinventing the transportation industry to positively impact drivers and shippers lives and businesses. To learn more about Overhaul, visit www.over-haul.com1.
Overhaul is the next generation of the uber for trucking concept, launching in 2016 as the first trusted online marketplace for the Commercial Trucking Industry. Overhaul will provide premium shippers unique visibility and full confidence their cargo is in reliable hands, while giving trusted, professional drivers the right tools to maximize capacity, increase earnings and grow their business. Find out how Overhaul is driving costs down and removing roadblocks from within the transportation industry at over-haul.com
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Gamers who like to import titles from Japan take notice, the Japanese version of Amazon1 will now ship select games and hardware to international locations, potentially offering a cheaper option than turning to dedicated importers. While Amazon Japan has offered international shipping on other types of products, this is a first for video games. The change went without a formal announcement, and was only recently noticed by users on Twitter and the NeoGAF forums2.
There are several restrictions, mind you, but the prices, especially for the shipping, are fairly competitive, making Amazon a great place to check first for special edition consoles that don’t see release outside of Japan3, as well as games that players otherwise couldn’t find. Once catch is that international shipping will only be available on items sold directly by Amazon, and not third-party sellers.
Another important thing to know about is that Amazon accounts from other territories won’t work, shoppers need to create a specific account with Amazon Japan4. Fortunately, that’s much easier than you might expect.
Right from the start of choosing a new account, users will be presented with an option to use the site in English; from there, everything in the site’s navigation to tasks like creating the account, entering credit card info, and checking out will be in English.
The site will even display the converted prices of games in your local currency, as well as clearly stating which items will or won’t ship to your international address.
From there, any hurdles are strictly on the individual level. Most importers know this already, but it’s rare for Japanese versions of games to include English subtitles, so don’t expect to play anything in your native language.
Also note any region lock restrictions; the PlayStation 4, PS3, and Xbox One shouldn’t have any problems, except for the rare, odd title, but Nintendo still relies on the annoying practice, with the Wii U and 3DS only able to run games from the same region the hardware originated from.