Articles written by: Dean Jutilla

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

Charitable Deliveries on uShip Show ‘Shipping Wars’ More Than Just Entertainment

Charitable Deliveries on uShip Show ‘Shipping Wars’ More Than Just Entertainment

There’s no shortage of reality shows on TV today, all meant to entertain. But when it comes to A&E’s Shipping Wars and uShip (which is featured on the show), it goes beyond keeping viewers entertained — the combination is actually helping people in need. For example, while watching Shipping Wars…Read more

uShip Makes It Two in a Row at the Greater Austin Business Awards

uShip Makes It Two in a Row at the Greater Austin Business Awards

uShip has been recognized by the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce at the 2012 Greater Austin Business Awards in the Environment category (Medium sized company division), making this the second straight year uShip has taken home glassware in the eco/green category. Joining us in the Environment category were Rackspace (large…Read more

Man Ships Himself to Girlfriend via Courier, Nearly Dies

Man Ships Himself to Girlfriend via Courier, Nearly Dies

Fresh from the file of bad ideas comes this story via the Gawker: Hu Seng, a Chinese man wanting to impress his girlfriend with a romantic special delivery, shipped himself in a box via a courier services.  But when the courier got the address mixed up, what was supposed to…Read more

Transport Topics: Striking Freight Deals Online

Transport Topics: Striking Freight Deals Online

This week, leading industry publication Transport Topics examined electronic freight exchanges and how they differ from traditional load boards.  It’s an interesting piece that gives a balanced perspective and comparison of the two.  uShip, which falls into the electronic load exchange category, was heavily featured in the article, including CEO…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Indy Racing Car, Doomsday Bunker

Shipping Wars Episode Recap:  Indy Racing Car, Doomsday Bunker

Item No. 1:  Indy Race Car There have been a variety of cool, fun cars and vehicles transported on Shipping Wars — a paddy wagon, Elvis’s El Dorado, antiques, military tanks, to name a few, but perhaps none cooler than this Indy Racing Car, headed to Las Vegas from Indianapolis. …Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Crawfish & Trolley

Shipping Wars Episode Recap:  Crawfish & Trolley

Item No. 1:  Live Crawfish On Shipping Wars, Jennifer is typically the one who hauls the animals, everything from bulls to peakcocks to a spitting camel to a parrot.  This episode was no different, except the “animals” were a few crates of crawfish from the Louisiana Crawfish Co. headed for…Read more