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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

Inside the Black Box of LTL’s General Rate Increases

Inside the Black Box of LTL’s General Rate Increases

Why Small Shippers Take LTL Carriers’ General Rate Increases in the Shorts General Rate Increases (or GRIs) are the black box of shipping and logistics. The average shipper typically knows very little of the LTL carriers’ annual rate increases of between 4-6 percent, other than possibly coming across the news…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

What Freight Can Learn From the ‘Shared Economy’

What Freight Can Learn From the ‘Shared Economy’

Spend any time around tech startup circles today and you’ll quickly come across mention of the Shared Economy. In fact, you may even be participating in this Shared Economy right now – and not even know it. This is where companies develop online marketplaces to help people connect with one…Read more

Show Us Your #uShiploads and You Could Win $25!

Show Us Your #uShiploads and You Could Win $25!

Transporters – it’s on your phone – now share it with us and cause some shipment envy!  Do you have a favorite shipment, one that shows you transporting sheer awesomeness? Now it can possibly earn you some cash. Share one of your favorite shipment photos via Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #uShiploads…Read more

Asleep Behind the Wheel: What’s Causing Fatigue Related Accidents?

Asleep Behind the Wheel: What’s Causing Fatigue Related Accidents?

Although the frequency of trucking accidents are relatively low compared to non-commercial crashes, the damaging effects of a semi-truck wreck are exponentially higher. The sheer size and inertia of an 18-wheeler far outweigh regular vehicles on the road, which typically don’t stand a chance against their much larger counterparts. According…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

The Golden State No More: The 3 Worst Things About Hauling in California

The Golden State No More: The 3 Worst Things About Hauling in California

Transporters know that every state has its ups and downs when it comes to cross-country trips. While some regions of the U.S. offer scenic landscapes accompanied by blue skies, others provide less memorable views. When it comes to hauling loads, each state has its own sets of regulations and requirements that…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