Articles written by: Dean Jutilla

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

Trucker Survey: Shipping Wars’ Jennifer Picked GPS Voice of Choice

Trucker Survey: Shipping Wars’ Jennifer Picked GPS Voice of Choice

Voice-guided directions on smartphones and GPS devices help millions of people, especially truck drivers, get to their final destination every day. But that nice but bland computerized voice gets really boring really fast. So which celebrity would you pick as a replacement? According to a recent survey of over 26,000…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Monster Truck & Surfboard Blanks

Shipping Wars Episode Recap:  Monster Truck & Surfboard Blanks

Item 1:  ’96 Chevy Monster Truck Anyone who knows Marc, knows he has a thing for cool trucks.  When a 1996 Chevy Monster Truck headed to MudFest in Louisiana comes up for bid, nothing can get in his way, even a bidding war with Chris and Robbie.  But when Marc…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: 48k Pirate Swords & Human Hamster Wheel

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: 48k Pirate Swords & Human Hamster Wheel

Item 1:  48,000 Plastic Pirate Toy Swords A toy sword order goes awry–aaargh!–and Chris and Robbie must return 48 boxes of faulty plastic children’s pirate swords back to the manufacturer, who doesn’t want them back.  But the swords break off, leaving sharp edges, which can injure kids using them.  So the…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Racing Boat & Skateboard Half Pipe

Shipping Wars Episode Recap:  Racing Boat & Skateboard Half Pipe

Item 1:  Tunnel Boat While in California, Jennifer books a 14-foot small racing boat that looks a lot like a floating Bat Mobile.  After getting it loaded and secured under the watchful (and chauvinistic) eye of the seller, she runs into trouble on the road before she even crosses the border:  a…Read more