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.

‘Shipping Wars’ Season Four Rookies: Meet Chelsea and Courtney

‘Shipping Wars’ Season Four Rookies: Meet Chelsea and Courtney

  Meet Chelsea and Courtney–the latest editions to the Shipping Wars cast. These two blonde babes are more than just pretty faces, they’re shipping ninjas. Chelsea and Courtney are no strangers to hard work and the shipping lifestyle suits them just fine. The two best friends that-anyone-could-have grew up in…Read more

Sharks and Eels and Load School, Oh My! [Shipping Wars Recap]

Sharks and Eels and Load School, Oh My! [Shipping Wars Recap]

Leopard Shark and Two Moray Eels As we welcomed two new ladies to the show, Chelsea and Courtney, they got WAY into the bidding and set such a low bid, none of the shippers could keep up. The load? Two Moray Eels and a Leopard Shark. When they got to…Read more

‘Reality Check’ Bleep Count Lives On – How Much Do the Stars of ‘Shipping Wars’ Curse?

‘Reality Check’ Bleep Count Lives On – How Much Do the Stars of ‘Shipping Wars’ Curse?

Although “Reality Check” has been put on hold for our “Shipping Wars” recaps, the Bleep Count is still a highlight in our week. The past two weeks have been eventful for the “Shipping wars” cast and not one of them were completely clean!   In this week’s episode “High Tech…Read more

Artfact, uShip Deal Addresses Online Auction Buyers’ Big Frustration: Shipping

Artfact, uShip Deal Addresses Online Auction Buyers’ Big Frustration: Shipping

If you’ve ever been an Internet-based virtual buyer at an auction, you realize that few auction houses have adequately addressed the “Now what?” question you invariably ask when faced with shipping after winning an item. To address this issue, uShip has formed a partnership with online auction marketplace Artfact to…Read more

Pet Cemetery – Roy Ships Zombies and Caskets [Shipping Wars Recap]

Pet Cemetery – Roy Ships Zombies and Caskets [Shipping Wars Recap]

  Animatronic Hillbillies On tonight’s episode Roy’s load of five life-sized, animatronic, zombie hillbillies is quite scary. Roy gets in a few jokes, but the rest of the cast is curious as to whether he actually drinks blood or not. The night gets even more ghoulish when Roy picks up…Read more

All’s Fair In Love and ‘Wars’ – Jarrett Pranks His Way to First On-Time Delivery

All’s Fair In Love and ‘Wars’ – Jarrett Pranks His Way to First On-Time Delivery

  Waterpiller aka Jarrett’s Prank on Chris & Robbie What appeared to be an innocent tractor listing on uShip wasn’t what it seemed.  What the cast didn’t know was that Jarrett had posted his church bus, which was broken down on the side of the road in Tennessee, full of a…Read more

Let Them Ship Cake + Journey of Beads and Babes [Shipping Wars Recap]

Let Them Ship Cake + Journey of Beads and Babes [Shipping Wars Recap]

  Chocolate Sculpture You know the story:  Jarrett’s eyes get too big for his trailer and his best laid plans get messy.  On tonight’s first episode Jarrett wins a chocolate self-sculpture of two artists – one of the guys on the other guy’s back.  An incredibly intricate, delicate piece containing 100 pounds…Read more

uShip Adds Troop ID Verification to Profiles, Extends Discount to Military Families

uShip Adds Troop ID Verification to Profiles, Extends Discount to Military Families

For years, current and former American military servicemembers and their families have been among the most important customers at uShip. We’ve been fortunate to meet many military families that use uShip to book quality DITY/PPM relocation services and transportation for motorcycles, boats, cars and ATV’s. (If you’re not familiar with…Read more

Deep Thoughts with Roy Garber: Customer Care vs. Customer Coddling

Deep Thoughts with Roy Garber: Customer Care vs. Customer Coddling

I’ve been a lot places, seen a lot of things in my 30 years of business. Owned my own plumbing, construction, welding businesses – and over the last 5 years, Arbie’s Team Transport. And I’ve had to deal with my share of customers over that time too. I take a different approach…Read more

Bridges Over Troubled Water: Nation’s Bridge Infrastructure

Bridges Over Troubled Water: Nation’s Bridge Infrastructure

Did you know that in the United States’ 100 largest metro areas alone, there are more structurally deficient bridges than there are McDonald’s restaurants in the entire country? Put another way, America’s bridges are crumbling. Recent studies show that countless bridges across the United States have been in use far longer…Read more