Articles written by: Dean Jutilla

Shipping Wars Recap: Bands, Barns and Bongs

Shipping Wars Recap: Bands, Barns and Bongs

If all-new Shipping Wars episodes taught us anything it’s that it’s possible to successfully transport the world’s largest water pipe, a robotic animal rock band and a half dozen tornado shelters. Dilapidated horse barn? Not so much. 11-Foot Water Pipe   Marc Springer won the episode’s first shipment, an 11-foot water pipe traveling from…Read more

Trucking Tug of War: Chevy Versus Goliath

Trucking Tug of War: Chevy Versus Goliath

Who Wins this Semi and Pick-Up Tug-a-War? Watch now. The uShip marketplace has an amazing cross-section of transporters that haul anything and everything. It’s one of the things that makes it so great and an open market in the truest sense of the word. In practical terms, this means you’ve…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Bit(of)Coin & Butterfly Effect

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Bit(of)Coin & Butterfly Effect

Dusty proved he’s a force to be reckoned with, taking Episode 2’s first load, a traveling live exhibit of 250 butterflies, a tent, plants and tables — traveling 200 miles from Melrose, Fla., to Albany, Ga. over a single day. He won the shipment for $1750, underbidding Jennifer’s $1799. At…Read more

Season 7 Premiere Recap: Stone Cold Decoys

Season 7 Premiere Recap: Stone Cold Decoys

Season 7 of Shipping Wars opened with several unanswered questions:  Was Jennifer aka Texas Cowgirl ready for prime time?  Was Dusty rusty after a shipping hiatus?  And doesn’t expecting the unexpected make the unexpected the expected?  We’re not sure about that last one, but we got answers to the first…Read more

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 premiered,…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