Articles written by: Dean Jutilla

Shipping Wars Season Finale Recap: Wedding Cake & Scenic Cruiser

Shipping Wars Season Finale Recap: Wedding Cake & Scenic Cruiser

**Season Finale** Item No. 1:  3′ Tall Wedding Cake Nothing draws a crowd like cake, especially the wedding variety.  Cake is so beloved that some people will even ship it in from nearly 1,000 miles away for an occassion, likely a wedding.  That was the case with this 6-layer, 3′…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Giant Spider & Water Tower

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Giant Spider & Water Tower

 Item No. 1:  Not-So Itsy Bitsy Spider And we thought the spiders in Harry Potter were creepy, but that was before this listing hit Shipping Wars.  This giant spider, a 1,000 lb., 35′ long amusement park ride prop and true piece of art made of styrofoam, is no match…but the…Read more

uShip’s Chasen Honored as Best CEO of 2012

uShip’s Chasen Honored as Best CEO of 2012

Thursday night in downtown Austin, uShip CEO and Founder Matt Chasen was named Best CEO of 2012 in the Small Company Category.  Matt was among six CEOs honored during the Austin Business Journal‘s second annual 2012 Best CEO Awards party. Thursday’s private event was the culmination of a months-long process steered by…Read more

CIO Magazine: 8 Tips to Increase IT Worker Retention [featuring uShip]

CIO Magazine: 8 Tips to Increase IT Worker Retention [featuring uShip]

Hiring new employees is one thing, but keeping them on board is another.  CIO Magazine recently interviewed uShip CEO Matt Chasen about what the company is doing to increase worker retention. Given the technical nature of CIO, the article tends to focus on IT and developers, but the tips shared…Read more

Heads Up! Faulty GPS Directions Causing Trucks to Hit Overpasses

Heads Up! Faulty GPS Directions Causing Trucks to Hit Overpasses

As experienced truck drivers know, when planning your route, knowing what lies ahead is critical — especially overpass heights.  One miscalculation can make for a very bad day. But if you think you can count on your GPS device 100% of the time, you may want to consider this article…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: 1956 DC-7 & Bastrop Fire Lumber

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: 1956 DC-7 & Bastrop Fire Lumber

Item No. 1:  1956 Vintage DC-7 Aircraft While this move wasn’t the longest — just 250 miles — it certainly was one of the longest — 109 feet — to ever be moved on Shipping Wars, and perhaps uShip all-time.  And when it comes to the most expensive loads on…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Cinderella Carriage & Miniature Ferris Wheel

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Cinderella Carriage & Miniature Ferris Wheel

Item No. 1:  Cinderella Carriage In a Shipping Wars episode like no other, Jarrett is faced with shipping a $12,000, 1,000-lb. Cinderella carriage from South Carolina to Texas, near Houston.  While Jarrett has a tendency to underestimate things, in this episode he’s faced with a whole new set of problems,…Read more

uShip’s Matt Chasen Nominated for Best CEO Award

uShip’s Matt Chasen Nominated for Best CEO Award

uShip Founder Matt Chasen is among a host of fellow Central Texas execs nominated for the Austin Business Journal’s 2012 Best CEO Awards.  The results will be announced at a private, invitation-only event September 27. Chasen has captained the ‘Ship from Day One, and in 2011 — the grading period…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: DeLorean and Waterpark Submarine

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: DeLorean and Waterpark Submarine

Item No. 1:  Restored 1983 DeLorean For the second straight episode, Jarrett wins the award for the coolest shipment.  He previously shipped an Indy 500 show car to Vegas. This time, he’s hauling a 1983 restored DeLorean, reminiscent of Back to the Future movie fame, to a DeLorean convention with…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Spire of Fire and Mini Max Plane

Shipping Wars Episode Recap:  Spire of Fire and Mini Max Plane

Item No. 1:  Spire of Fire At uShip, when we say “ship anything, anytime, anywhere,” we mean it.  And Marc put that to the test tonight by shipping fire.  Yes, fire.  Not a camp fire. Not a gas stove.  But a spire of fire.  How cool is that?  But where…Read more