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They’re Baaack! ‘Shipping Wars’ Season 5 Premieres Dec. 3 @ 10/9c

They’re Baaack! ‘Shipping Wars’ Season 5 Premieres Dec. 3 @ 10/9c

Marc, Jarrett, Jennifer, Roy, Chris and Robbie are back for more — and they’re going to blow your mind!   The newest season – Season 5 – of A&E’s ”Shipping Wars” (which features uShip) premieres December 3 with back-to-back episodes at 10/9c. Not familiar with Shipping Wars?  No problem.  Here’s what you need to know: The show…Read more

Share Your Reviews With Your Customers With uShip Badges

Share Your Reviews With Your Customers With uShip Badges

Service providers often ask us what they can do outside of pricing to be competitive for jobs. Since service providers set their own pricing in the uShip marketplace, many assume that the lowest quotes always win. We’ve found that excellent customer service and great customer feedback ratings are far more…Read more

Meet the Power Carrier Who Lives Up to His Username

Meet the Power Carrier Who Lives Up to His Username

  Behind every profile are real people. Wildbullrider360 is Chad Lorah, a 28 year-old Power Carrier and, you guessed it, a bull rider. We sat down with him to learn a little bit more about the man behind the keyboard and wheel. uShip: Aside from trucking, what’s the most interesting…Read more

Land Ahoy! Australian Boating Websites Partner with uShip

Land Ahoy! Australian Boating Websites Partner with uShip

uShip has partnered up with two of the largest boating websites in Australia — and the timing couldn’t be better! Coming into the boating season, Australia is preparing for a great summer on the water. Not to mention, business confidence is at a three-year high and the market for boats…Read more

Don’t Fear the Reefer: uShip’s Myers Honored by IRTA

John Williamson (left), Chairman of the International Refrigerated Transportation Association, presenting Charles Myers (right) with the 2013 IRTA Executive of the Year Award.

Charles “Charlie” Myers has never met an ice cream, gelato or soft-serve yogurt he didn’t like.  Aside from its pure deliciousness, it’s his true appreciation for what it took for that frozen concoction to reach him in the first place that makes it so sweet. The recently retired former GM…Read more

Top 5 Trends in Transport Technology (Hint: Adios to Phone, Fax, Email)

Top 5 Trends in Transport Technology (Hint: Adios to Phone, Fax, Email)

Are phone calls, faxes and e-mail going the way of the 8-track tape and Walkman in the logistics industry? That’s a question tackled by Jim Bramlett, uShip’s GM of Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) freight in an opinion piece published by Transport Topics this week. Read the full article here. In Jim’s opinion, the…Read more

New Shipment Statuses are Now Available

New Shipment Statuses are Now Available

We are now making it easier and faster for Service Providers to notify Shipping Customers when a driver is on their way to make a pickup, and when a pickup has been made. For Service Providers who book more than one shipment, statuses are a way to keep track of…Read more

Study of Online Car Buying: uShip Helps Prevent Fraud

Study of Online Car Buying: uShip Helps Prevent Fraud

uShip recently contributed to a study of online auto buying led by Dr. David C. Wyld,  management professor at Southeastern Louisiana University and a scholar in e-commerce. The study concludes that the rapid growth of online car sales has made some consumers susceptible to Internet fraud – and that newer tools like…Read more

Visualization of Mobile App Development

Visualization of Mobile App Development

Raleigh Schickel, Manager of uShip Development and self-proclaimed videographer, created two renderings of the Android and iOS team’s development efforts of uShip’s first native mobile applications. He used Gource, an open source project, to create these visualizations of the uShip code base (https://code.google.com/p/gource/). Gource is a software version control visualization…Read more

Five Lessons from a uShip Software Development Intern

Five Lessons from a uShip Software Development Intern

I’m a recent UT Austin Computer Science graduate and this summer marked the end of my development internship at uShip where I’m now a full-time Developer. I started out on the Community, Trust, and Safety (CTS) team, where I learned about the uShip product and business rules.  CTS is an…Read more