Articles written by: Dean Jutilla

Hurricane Sandy: uShip’s ‘Highway to Help’ and Avoiding a ‘Second Wave Disaster’

Hurricane Sandy: uShip’s ‘Highway to Help’ and Avoiding a ‘Second Wave Disaster’

UPDATE: uShip now has 6 urgent shipments of relief supplies headed to the NY/NJ coastal areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. If you can help haul these shipments, please email us at highwaytohelp@uship.com or find these shipments under the “Charitable” category on uShip.com/Find. When we encounter disasters like Hurricane Sandy that devastated much of…Read more

uShip Providing Free Shipping in eBay Motors’ New Car Sale Promo

uShip Providing Free Shipping in eBay Motors’ New Car Sale Promo

From October 18-21, 20 cars, trucks, SUVs are up for sale on eBay Motors, as part of its ‘Drop, Drop & Shop’ New Car Sale promotion.  To sweeten the deal for buyers, uShip has teamed up with eBay Motors to provide buyers with free vehicle shipping within the contiguous 48 states. Here’s how the…Read more

Celebrity Watercraft: James Bond ‘Moonraker’ Boat Moved on uShip

Celebrity Watercraft: James Bond ‘Moonraker’ Boat Moved on uShip

For the last 50 years, the James Bond spy films have always pushed the limits of cinema action sequences.  The latest rendition – Skyfall, with Daniel Craig as Bond, hits theaters November 9 (U.S.) and doesn’t appear it’ll be any different.  Even back in the 70’s and 80’s, the films were…Read more

Report: Jerome the Gnome of Shipping Wars Fame is Dead

Report: Jerome the Gnome of Shipping Wars Fame is Dead

It is with a heavy heart that we post this next story: Jerome the Gnome is dead.  The enormous 18′ tall gnome quickly rose to fame in early 2012 as the eye-catching and slightly-creepy centerpiece icon of the A&E reality show Shipping Wars, which features uShip. But when his contract…Read more

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