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The Cheapest Way to Move Out of State: Don’t Do It Yourself

The Cheapest Way to Move Out of State: Don’t Do It Yourself

What is the absolute cheapest way to move out of state or move your stuff out of storage? The answer is simple: Choose a professional, reliable moving company that actively competes for your business. You might think renting a U-Haul or Penske truck and spending a couple days on the road is the…Read more

uShip Mobile Survey: Truck Drivers Prefer Android over iPhone 2-to-1

uShip Mobile Survey:  Truck Drivers Prefer Android over iPhone 2-to-1

Today uShip released the results of its third annual mobile usage survey, designed to give the industry some insights into how over-the-road truck drivers are using their mobile phones, apps and other wireless devices for business.  Over the coming days, we’ll be rolling out various pieces from this survey, including data that shows increased mobile…Read more

Freight News Roundup – The Election, Hurricane Sandy, Insanely Long Trucks and Red Light Camera-Evading Tech

Freight News Roundup – The Election, Hurricane Sandy, Insanely Long Trucks and Red Light Camera-Evading Tech

Every week, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news. This week we’re following up on the ongoing effect of Hurricane Sandy on freight in the Northeast. You’ll also find links to ATA’s report on the massive shortage of…Read more

Freight News Roundup – Hurricane Sandy Halts Shipping and Transport, Destroys Roads in Northeast US

Freight News Roundup – Hurricane Sandy Halts Shipping and Transport, Destroys Roads in Northeast US

  Every week, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news. This week, Hurricane Sandy has had an enormous effect on the transportation of goods to and from the Northeast United States.  The Freight News Roundup below includes many…Read more

Freight News Roundup – 85 MPH Highways, Diesel Prices, The Truth on Diesel Smog

Freight News Roundup – 85 MPH Highways, Diesel Prices, The Truth on Diesel Smog

  Every week, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news. Here’s a selection of great articles we’ve come across over the past week. Texas Toll Road With 85-MPH Speed Limit Opens - TransportTopics The road with the nation’s fastest speed…Read more

Freight News Roundup – Aussie Shipping Wars, CSA Concerns, Dash Cam Vengence

Freight News Roundup – Aussie Shipping Wars, CSA Concerns, Dash Cam Vengence

Every week, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news. Here’s a selection of great articles we’ve come across over the past week. At 13.4 mpg, the future of aero trucking? - Overdrive Aerodynamics is getting more attention these days now…Read more

uShip’s Chasen Honored as Best CEO of 2012

uShip’s Chasen Honored as Best CEO of 2012

Thursday night in downtown Austin, uShip CEO and Founder Matt Chasen was named Best CEO of 2012 in the Small Company Category.  Matt was among six CEOs honored during the Austin Business Journal‘s second annual 2012 Best CEO Awards party. Thursday’s private event was the culmination of a months-long process steered by…Read more

CIO Magazine: 8 Tips to Increase IT Worker Retention [featuring uShip]

CIO Magazine: 8 Tips to Increase IT Worker Retention [featuring uShip]

Hiring new employees is one thing, but keeping them on board is another.  CIO Magazine recently interviewed uShip CEO Matt Chasen about what the company is doing to increase worker retention. Given the technical nature of CIO, the article tends to focus on IT and developers, but the tips shared…Read more

Heads Up! Faulty GPS Directions Causing Trucks to Hit Overpasses

Heads Up! Faulty GPS Directions Causing Trucks to Hit Overpasses

As experienced truck drivers know, when planning your route, knowing what lies ahead is critical — especially overpass heights.  One miscalculation can make for a very bad day. But if you think you can count on your GPS device 100% of the time, you may want to consider this article…Read more

uShip’s Matt Chasen Nominated for Best CEO Award

uShip’s Matt Chasen Nominated for Best CEO Award

uShip Founder Matt Chasen is among a host of fellow Central Texas execs nominated for the Austin Business Journal’s 2012 Best CEO Awards.  The results will be announced at a private, invitation-only event September 27. Chasen has captained the ‘Ship from Day One, and in 2011 — the grading period…Read more