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.

Bleep Count Final Standings [Shipping Wars]

Bleep Count Final Standings [Shipping Wars]

“Shipping Wars” is officially on a mid-season break, which means the final standings for the Bleep Count are in. Roy bleeped his way to the top early on while Marc, Chris and Jenn bleeped it out all Season. It wasn’t until the bee episode that Marc really gained some bleep…Read more

Wheels on the Pub Go Round and Round – Arcade Games and Bicycle Pub [Shipping Wars Recap]

Wheels on the Pub Go Round and Round – Arcade Games and Bicycle Pub [Shipping Wars Recap]

Pedal Pub: Jarrett doesn’t think through loading the Pedal Pub before he goes to pick it up (surprise! surprise!), even after studying under Marc two weeks ago. After loading the Pedal Pub with some help from the customer, Jarrett decides to pick up a side load of sod. The sod…Read more

The Breaks: Why Big Rigs Are Called “Semis”

The Breaks: Why Big Rigs Are Called “Semis”

Have you ever wondered why there are so many names for the 18-wheeled tractor-trailers traversing America’s highways? Popular nicknames like big rig, semi, and  18-wheeler are all accurate descriptions of these highway monsters.  The origin of “semi,” one of the most commonly heard slang terms, stems from the actual hitch…Read more

Bees Aren’t The Only Things That Fly – Bleep Count ‘Bidder Bee-ware’ [Shipping Wars]

Bees Aren’t The Only Things That Fly – Bleep Count ‘Bidder Bee-ware’ [Shipping Wars]

In Episode 47, “Bidder Bee-ware” we got caught in a swarm of bleeps. When Marc hauled almost 4 million bees over 1,000 miles, he not only lost some of his load, the bees stung repeatedly and consequently let some curse words fly. The bees coaxed a whopping 17 bleeps from…Read more

Startup Culture: The Stand Up Desk Phenomenon

Startup Culture: The Stand Up Desk Phenomenon

uShip Office Manager Jamie Gelo  makes it her job to give uShippers everything they could desire in a working environment. In Jamie’s words, her client is everyone in the office. Quite often, Jamie even knows what team members need to be productive and happy even if they don’t. Our fearless Office…Read more

‘Shipping Wars’ Season Four Rookies: Meet Kourtney and Tish

‘Shipping Wars’ Season Four Rookies: Meet Kourtney and Tish

  Meet Kourtney and Tish Boden–the newest power couple in the Shipping Wars lineup. Kourtney and Trish live by their motto, “Money, power and respect, baby.” Though this couple has less than a year of professional hauling experience, they’re ready to take on their competitors using big muscle – quite literally….Read more

What an Un-bee-lievable Mess – Four Million Bees and a Dusty Dollhouse [Shipping Wars Recap]

What an Un-bee-lievable Mess – Four Million Bees and a Dusty Dollhouse [Shipping Wars Recap]

Marc really set himself up to show just what a pro hauler he is by hauling over 4 million bees this week. Marc loaded his flatbed up to capacity with bee hives traveling 1,200 miles from North Carolina to Michigan.

A Hidden Giant: The American Trucking Industry By The Numbers

A Hidden Giant: The American Trucking Industry By The Numbers

Almost everything that can be bought at a store–from WalMart to Dillards to the Grocery Store–got onto the shelves at said store via the Commercial Transportation Industry. These trucks and Service Providers are the reason Texans get to eat Alaskan King Crab legs in the middle of the summer and…Read more

Blondes and Bleeps – Courtney and Chelsea Curse The Eels [Shipping Wars]

Blondes and Bleeps – Courtney and Chelsea Curse The Eels [Shipping Wars]

Accompanying the introduction of two new haulers–a pair of blondes named Courtney and Chelsea–the bleep count put up considerable tally marks. Even though Roy didn’t land a shipment this week, he contributed three bleeps. Marc agreed to mentor Jarrett this episode and as you can imagine, working with Jarrett was…Read more

Marc Springer Talks Business On Sirius XM’s Road Dog Trucking with Mark Willis

Marc Springer Talks Business On Sirius XM’s Road Dog Trucking with Mark Willis

Mark Willis, host of Road Dog Trucking on Sirius XM radio, has interviewed uShip pro hauler Marc Springer a couple times in recent months to discuss business opportunities and best practices for owner-operators in the trucking industry. Among the topics he’s discussed are online marketing strategies, load boards, Hours of…Read more