Articles written by: Killian Hagen

Yes We CANville!

Yes We CANville!

And you CAN too! uShip just completed our 2 week long canned food drive as part of CANville – the Capital Area Food Bank’s (CAFB) annual drive organized by BuildASign.com. The initiative consists of community minded businesses collecting monetary donations and physical cans to donate to the CAFB. Collectively, participating…Read more

Reality Check: uShip CEO Matt Chasen Shares ‘Shipping Wars’ Backstory

Reality Check: uShip CEO Matt Chasen Shares ‘Shipping Wars’ Backstory

uShip CEO Matt Chasen re-invented the shipping industry 10 years ago by allowing shippers and transporters to connect through uShip.com to ship large or unwieldy items. The concept opened itself to shipping anything – cars, boats, animals, freight; even a giant doomsday bunker. And now every week millions of viewers…Read more

Let Your Hair Down, It May Help Your Job.

Let Your Hair Down, It May Help Your Job.

The importance of social events at companies Everyone has a “guy” for something – a mechanic, a bartender, some sort of hook up. The person that’ll cut you a deal, put you first in line, or help you out even if they don’t really have the time. This idea isn’t…Read more

uShip Teams Up with Penske to Help DIY Movers With Specialized Shipments

uShip Teams Up with Penske to Help DIY Movers With Specialized Shipments

One of transporters biggest complaints about shippers is their inability to estimate how much stuff they really have. Providers often show up at locations and realize the extent – and perhaps more importantly, the difficulty – required to move said items was way underestimated in the listing. This even applies…Read more

Moving a 200-ton Spectrometer: THIS IS NUTS.

Moving a 200-ton Spectrometer: THIS IS NUTS.

Europe’s quaint, small streets are fantastic for perusing, people watching, and facilitating 200-ton Spectrometer transport. Wait, what? That’s what happened when people living in Leopoldshafen, Germany witnessed this monstrosity moving through the narrow streets of their town. What looked other-worldly was in fact the principle spectrometer of the Katrin experiment,…Read more

Long-Distance Ride-Sharing: Uber Cool

Long-Distance Ride-Sharing: Uber Cool

My roommate has almost used up his 20 free Uber rides in Austin, Texas in less than 2 weeks. It seems ridiculous, but the ride-sharing, easy-access lifestyle is really convenient. I believe his words were, “I’m about that Uber lifestyle.” While he loves the ability to be transported on a…Read more

Another uShip Dynamic Duo: Tamera and Todd Sturgis

Another uShip Dynamic Duo: Tamera and Todd Sturgis

Ask any married couple. Living together is one thing. But working together? Whole different ball game. Then there’s Tamera and Todd Sturgis, owners of He is With Her Transport LLC and the latest trucking couple on A&E’s Shipping Wars, which features uShip. After 20 years of running a successful trucking…Read more

Now Playing: Shipping Wars Season Premiere & uShip’s Roy Tribute

Now Playing: Shipping Wars Season Premiere & uShip’s Roy Tribute

Fans of A&E original hit series Shipping Wars—which features uShip—will be thrilled to know a new season kicks off tomorrow night at 10/9c on A&E. In case you haven’t watched the show, it follows a group of independent transporters as they haul seemingly unshippable items to every corner of the country. This…Read more

My First Time: Shipping a Classic Car

My First Time: Shipping a Classic Car

My first time was exciting, but a little scary. What if it didn’t go well? I just didn’t want to mess up. I wanted it to be a memorable experience. I mean, I know how to ship things “the normal way,” but how does a shipping auction platform work? Starting at…Read more

DITY Move vs. Government Transportation

DITY Move vs. Government Transportation

The following is the second post in our miniseries covering Primary Change of Station (PCS) moves by guest blogger Janet McIntosh, Army wife. As many of us gear up for PCS season, you may be contemplating whether you want to choose a do-it-yourself/personally procured move (DITY/PPM) or go with military…Read more