Articles written by: Dean Jutilla

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. http://youtu.be/1pow1Vgq0Wg 3,000 lb Ice Bar Sculpture After Roy outbid Jarrett to land…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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RX5P_jjSwk 2 Capuchin Monkeys Before we continue, we…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

uShip’s Top 25 Most Shipped Cars & Light Trucks

uShip’s Top 25 Most Shipped Cars & Light Trucks

Some sites like KBB.com (Kelley Blue Book) put out their “most-researched” used cars list, while Google has a consistent measurement of consumer interest with its Google Trends tool. All good stuff, but these rankings only show consumer intent, not necessarily a consumer’s ultimate purchase or action related to that intent….Read more

Shipping Wars Season 3 Finale Recap: Model Ship & Dinosaur Fossils

Shipping Wars Season 3 Finale Recap: Model Ship & Dinosaur Fossils

 Item 1:  ‘HMS Victory’ Model Ship Most of the time, featured loads on Shipping Wars tend to be of the big and bulky nature:  a monster truck, geodes, surfboard Styrofoam, an old cruiser, to name a few.  But this particular shipment is far from big and bulky. In fact, other than the wedding…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Nuclear Missile & Vintage Car Table

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Nuclear Missile & Vintage Car Table

 Item 1:  Deactivated Nuclear Missile This next load was the bomb. Literally.  A 1962 deactivated Polaris thermo nuclear missile was going from Pennsylvania to Michigan, needing a quick delivery for a seller who was getting rid of his war memorabilia.  Marc and Chris & Robbie, deadlocked at $3,000 bids, really…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Evel Knievel Truck & Crooked House

Shipping Wars Episode Recap:  Evel Knievel Truck & Crooked House

 Item 1:  Evel Knievel Show Truck & Trailer During Evel Knievel’s hay day, pretty much every kid grew up in awe of his death-defying feats, some successful, many not.  Among them was young mustache-less Marc Springer, who saw Evel as a hero, a legend, bigger than Elvis.  So when Evel’s 1974 original show truck and…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Watercraft & uShip Help on Wheels Hurricane Relief

Shipping Wars Episode Recap:  Watercraft & uShip Help on Wheels Hurricane Relief

 Item 1:  Seabreacher Personal Watercraft After Roy is all smiles after landing a big fish – a 19’ dolphin-shaped two-seat submersible personal watercraft – he quickly turns to all grimace while on the road.  He discovers the craft’s battery has turned on and could blow-up his trailer – which Roy was never going to…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Rock’em Sock’em Robots & Pregnant Horse

Shipping Wars Episode Recap:  Rock’em Sock’em Robots & Pregnant Horse

 Item 1:  Rock’em Sock’em Robots On paper this seems like the perfect load for Jarrett — two extremely rare already-beat-up life-sized Rock’em Sock’em Robots in a ring with no packaging required being shipped for $1900.  But he quickly discovers that the shipping customer wants them crated, causing Jarrett to lose…Read more