Articles written by: Dean Jutilla

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

uShip Secures $18M in Venture Funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

uShip Secures $18M in Venture Funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Looking back on 2012, it’s been uShip’s best on many accounts – record volumes and registrations, featured in a reality TV series, an amazing influx of talent, the list goes on.  And we’re not letting up as the year comes to a close.  In fact, today we’re announcing uShip has secured $18M…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Robotic Hand and Taxidermy

Shipping Wars Episode Recap:  Robotic Hand and Taxidermy

Item 1:  Hand of Man — Robotic Crushing Hand Sculpture This load is a hydrolic hand structure that can lift and crush cars.  It’s headed to a cancer research fundraiser within 3 days.  After Marc wins the load, he realizes how many pieces need loading — and without any damage. …Read more

Shipping Wars Season 3 Premiere Recap: Rodeo Bulls and Houseboat

Shipping Wars Season 3 Premiere Recap:  Rodeo Bulls and Houseboat

Item 1:  3..er…9 Raging, Bucking Rodeo Bulls Season 3 of Shipping Wars kicks off with an unusual situation:  a customer throws Jennifer more bulls than she can handle – but if you think she’s been to this rodeo before – think again.  In addition to the original 3 bulls, weighing in at 4,000 lbs…Read more

They’re Baaaack! Shipping Wars, Season 3, Premieres Wed., Dec. 12 @ 10/9c

They’re Baaaack! Shipping Wars, Season 3, Premieres Wed., Dec. 12 @ 10/9c

The third season of A&E’s real-life series Shipping Wars (that features uShip) kicks into high gear next week – Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 10/9c.  For Shipping Wars die-hards, note the episodes have moved to Wednesday from the usual Tuesday slot. Marc, Jarrett, Jennifer, Roy, Chris and Robbie once again tackle…Read more

Transporters Warming to Tablets for Business, Interest Doubles in Single Year

Transporters Warming to Tablets for Business, Interest Doubles in Single Year

It seems every technology goes through this cycle – a new product hits the market, gains market share, and then replicas and wannabes flood the market, only to cause consumer buying confusion due to an overabundance of choice.  The PC market had it. Cell phones did it. And now tablets…Read more

Three-Peat! uShip Named Top Austin Workplace for Third Straight Year

Three-Peat! uShip Named Top Austin Workplace for Third Straight Year

The Austin American-Statesman’s annual Top Workplaces list has been announced — and uShip ranks No. 10 in the small business category, the third straight year we’ve made this illustrious local ledger.  uShip ranked No. 12 last year and No. 15 in 2010. A third-party survey of uShip’s full-time employees shows strong…Read more