Articles written by: Dean Jutilla

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

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: All ‘Couped’ Up

Shipping Wars Episode Recap:  All ‘Couped’ Up

Item No. 1:  3 Chicken Coups Why’d the chicken cross Pennsylvania?  To get to his house because that’s where 3 chicken coups were shipped on Episode 5 of Shipping Wars Season 2.  We’re not just talking your basic chicken coup here. We’re talking Amish custom craftsmanship, nice windows, slanted roof…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Roy Plays Hero on ‘Highway to Help’

Shipping Wars Episode Recap:  Roy Plays Hero on ‘Highway to Help’

Item No. 1:  Buzz Lightyear Ride Sometimes a simple desire to help people in need trumps the all mighty dollar.  Well, unless your name starts with a capital T, as in Donald Trump.  But on this episode of Shipping Wars, the person’s name starts with R, as in Roy Garber. …Read more

Road Thrill: Muffy v. Gixxer from Shipping Wars

Road Thrill: Muffy v. Gixxer from Shipping Wars

Some pets are just destined for the open road.  In fact, many truck drivers travel with a pet today.  But it’s doubtful any over-the-road animals have received more airtime than the two riding along on Shipping Wars: Muffy (the cat owned by Roy) and Gixxer (the dog owned by Chris…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap (Season 2, Ep. 4): Geodes and Legos

Shipping Wars Episode Recap (Season 2, Ep. 4):  Geodes and Legos

Item No. 1:  Giant Brazilian Geodes Week 2 of Shipping Wars Season 2 kicked off on a heavy note – in fact, 30,000 pounds of heavy.  Nearly 14 tons of giant Brazilian Geodes were in need of transport from Taos, N.M., to Bally, Penn. The listing is comprised of 24…Read more