Articles written by: Madison Capps

Madison Capps is a workin’ gal who plays just as hard as she works and in Austin, sweats doing both. Madison enjoys Austin's Red River Music District, sales at Half Price Books and writing for Ship Happens-The uShip Blog.

Deep Thoughts with Roy Garber: Avoiding Extra Fees and Fines When Going State to State

Deep Thoughts with Roy Garber: Avoiding Extra Fees and Fines When Going State to State

Since the economy has been in the crapper and state budgets have fallen short, states are now finding every which way to squeeze revenue out of you with tickets and violations — no matter how big or small. Speeding tickets are the most obvious, but over the last 5 years I’ve seen a big increase in other citations as well.

Channel 19 Blog: Marc Springer’s Top Truck Add-Ons from GATS

Channel 19 Blog: Marc Springer’s Top Truck Add-Ons from GATS

Last weekend, nearly 50,000 people, including thousands of owner-operators, company drivers and over-the-road haulers, descended on Dallas, Texas, for the Great American Trucking Show (or GATS). ‘Shipping Wars’ star and writer of the ‘On The Marc’ series Marc Springer accompanied uShip to the show and caught up with Todd Dills…Read more

The New York Times Mentions uShip Mobile in Trucking Technology Article

Photo Credit: Benjamin Preston

In an article released Friday, August 16th, The New York Times writer Benjamin Preston explained technology in the trucking industry in his article “Move Over, CB Radio: Trucker Apps Are Helping to Haul the Load.” In the article, Preston explains how carriers have abandoned CB Radios and have embraced technology….Read more

After the Move: 10 Tips for Unpacking

Photo Credit: Book Glutton

Moving Day is over–you’re tired, sweaty, spent and possibly even abused but you can’t take a show until you find your soap. WHERE DID YOU PACK THAT SOAP? Don’t let unpacking be the worst part of the move, dragging on and on forever. Get your ish together and get it…Read more

Area 51 Revealed: Military Moves Declassified

Area 51 Revealed: Military Moves Declassified

*The majority of military transport is currently outsourced to contractors throughout the US. However, troop and combat equipment remains the exception. In November 1959, a top secret reconnaissance aircraft was designed by Lockheed Corporation for the CIA to capture information from the Soviet Union and Cuba while scrambling their radar…Read more

Update: The HOS Rules are Challenged by Drivers and Senators

Update: The HOS Rules are Challenged by Drivers and Senators

The FMCSA Hours of Service (HOS) changes that went into effect July 1, 2013 are taking a toll on American drivers. Service providers from all over the country have taken to the internet to explain their situation and how the new HOS rule is affecting them, especially the new restart…Read more

A Dead-Head’s Commute: Moving Your Taxidermy

A Dead-Head’s Commute: Moving Your Taxidermy

If you have purchased taxidermy or had your own hunting trophies mounted, you understand the value in taxidermy–it’s not just a belonging, there are emotional ties to the trophy. Move your taxidermy with care so that as it hangs on your wall or sits on a shelf in your new…Read more

uShip Marketplace Partnerships Grow in 2013

uShip Marketplace Partnerships Grow in 2013

uShip’s motto–Ship anything, anywhere, anytime–is the basis for everything that the company works for. Following this motto and working to make uShip a better place both for shippers and carriers, uShip has gained a slew of new Marketplace Partners over the summer. Each of these partners maintains a symbiotic relationship…Read more

14 Things You Didn’t Know Before Moving Into Your Dorm Room

14 Things You Didn’t Know Before Moving Into Your Dorm Room

It’s a jungle in those residence halls. Be Prepared.

The Vinyl Frontier: How to Move Your Record Collection

The Vinyl Frontier: How to Move Your Record Collection

Whether you’re moving from your parents’ house, heading off to college, or relocating across the country, moving your sacred vinyl collection is arguably the most painstaking part of your move. Because, let’s face it: family heirlooms don’t hold a candle to your priceless set of hand-curated vinyl records. Pack Your…Read more