Articles written by: Dean Jutilla

Remembering Roy: “It’s like a bubble bath for your mind”

Remembering Roy:  “It’s like a bubble bath for your mind”

The uShip family was deeply saddened to hear of Roy Garber’s passing on January 17.   We’ve known Roy a long time, nearly 5 years since he joined uShip as a service provider in February 2009.  In 2011, he was cast for Shipping Wars and in 2012, as the show…Read more

Shipping Wars’ Roy Garber Passes Away [uShip Statement]

Shipping Wars’ Roy Garber Passes Away [uShip Statement]

Roy Garber, star of A&E reality show Shipping Wars and long-time transporter on uShip, has died of a heart attack, according to the show’s production company, Megalomedia.   The story ran on Variety’s Web site Saturday night.  Roy was 49. Garber owned and operated Arbie’s Team Transport out of New…Read more

uShip Names Dick Metzler CMO

uShip Names Dick Metzler CMO

A big uShip welcome to Dick Metzler, uShip’s new – and first – Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).  Dick is a 25-year shipping industry marketing veteran who has held leadership positions at some biggest names in freight. He brings to uShip that perfect mix of incredible transportation experience and fundamental brand…Read more

They’re Baaack! ‘Shipping Wars’ Season 5 Premieres Dec. 3 @ 10/9c

They’re Baaack! ‘Shipping Wars’ Season 5 Premieres Dec. 3 @ 10/9c

Marc, Jarrett, Jennifer, Roy, Chris and Robbie are back for more — and they’re going to blow your mind!   The newest season – Season 5 – of A&E’s ”Shipping Wars” (which features uShip) premieres December 3 with back-to-back episodes at 10/9c. Not familiar with Shipping Wars?  No problem.  Here’s what you need to know: The show…Read more

Don’t Fear the Reefer: uShip’s Myers Honored by IRTA

John Williamson (left), Chairman of the International Refrigerated Transportation Association, presenting Charles Myers (right) with the 2013 IRTA Executive of the Year Award.

Charles “Charlie” Myers has never met an ice cream, gelato or soft-serve yogurt he didn’t like.  Aside from its pure deliciousness, it’s his true appreciation for what it took for that frozen concoction to reach him in the first place that makes it so sweet. The recently retired former GM…Read more

U-Haul vs. uShip: What’s the Cheapest Way to Move Out of State?

U-Haul vs. uShip: What’s the Cheapest Way to Move Out of State?

It was Tuesday night about 10pm and things were looking bleak.  My uShip listing – a standard household move going 1100+ miles from Northern Arizona to Austin – had received ZERO bids and just a few sniffing questions from transporters. With my must-move date just three days away on Friday,…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Ice Sculpture & Animal Artwork

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Ice Sculpture & Animal Artwork

Like the season premiere episode, Episode 2 involved two things that don’t mix:  water and oil.  To be more precise, an ice bar sculpture and cooking grease for a bio-diesel engine. Watch uShip’s Reality Check Shipping Wars recap or catch the write-up below. 3,000 lb Ice Bar Sculpture After Roy outbid Jarrett to land the…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: 2 Capuchin Monkeys & Oversized Magic Trick

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: 2 Capuchin Monkeys & Oversized Magic Trick

Season 4 of Shipping Wars kicked off with two shipments on opposite ends of the shipping spectrum: 2 Capuchin monkeys and an usual magic trick prop incorporating a jet engine turbine. Watch uShip’s Reality Check Shipping Wars recap or catch the write-up below. 2 Capuchin Monkeys Before we continue, we have…Read more

Love at First Site: Freight Matchmaking Goes Digital

Love at First Site: Freight Matchmaking Goes Digital

Traditional loadboards have long been the freight matchmakers of the shipping world, where shippers and carriers get connected like online dating services.  The “dating” process typically begins online, but then one thing leads to another and it moves offline (unless you play football for Notre Dame) where shippers, brokers and carriers finish the…Read more

Why Are YOU Going to Watch the Super Bowl on Sunday?

Why Are YOU Going to Watch the Super Bowl on Sunday?

On Sunday, over 100 million people will tune into Super Bowl XLVII as the San Francisco 49ers take on the Baltimore Ravens.  Whether you’re watching for the Harbaugh brothers storyline, ads that cost around $3.8 MILLION for a :30 second spot, or Beyonce lipsyncing her way through the halfway show,…Read more