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Austin Business Journal Announces uShip’s New Key Hires

Austin Business Journal Announces uShip’s New Key Hires

Rick Wittenbraker and Timur Eligulashvili are making waves as our latest executive hires at uShip World Headquarters. These two rock stars recently made it to the Austin Business Journal’s People On The Move section. Read on to find out how they’ll be helping uShip grow.

On the Marc: Easy Steps to Getting Insurance and Not Overpaying

On the Marc: Easy Steps to Getting Insurance and Not Overpaying

In one of my earlier posts, I mentioned that getting into trucking – just like with any new business – is going to cost you some money. Obtaining the right insurance is one of those hard costs you need to anticipate. Operating without commercial truck insurance is not an option….Read more

Happy Earth Day From the uShip Team

Happy Earth Day From the uShip Team

Happy Earth Day, everyone! At uShip, we believe sustainability is the future of the transport industry. And the future of every industry, for that matter. Efficient, transparent, and cost-conscious solutions to moving freight across the world are a win-win for everyone. The uShip platform began as a simple idea for…Read more

Facebook Connected Badges Added to Service Provider Profiles

Facebook Connected Badges Added to Service Provider Profiles

We recently added “Facebook Connected” badges to uShip carrier profiles. The badge (and friend count) you see to your right appears for carriers that have connected their uShip accounts to Facebook. As part of our effort to make “verified” carriers stand out (via CarrierWatch, DOT, MC, etc.), the badge offers enhanced trust and credibility…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: 48k Pirate Swords & Human Hamster Wheel

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: 48k Pirate Swords & Human Hamster Wheel

Item 1:  48,000 Plastic Pirate Toy Swords A toy sword order goes awry–aaargh!–and Chris and Robbie must return 48 boxes of faulty plastic children’s pirate swords back to the manufacturer, who doesn’t want them back.  But the swords break off, leaving sharp edges, which can injure kids using them.  So the…Read more

On the Marc, Step #3 – Getting Your CDL and Jumping Behind the Wheel

On the Marc, Step #3 – Getting Your CDL and Jumping Behind the Wheel

If you plan to drive a commercial vehicle or combination of vehicles with gross vehicle weight rating over 26,000 lbs, you need your CDL — or Commercial Driver’s License. I recommend a Class A CDL.  There are other endorsements as well for things like Air Brakes, Mazmat, Doubles and Triples…Read more

On the Marc, Step #2: Deciding What You Want to Haul (aka “What do uShip?”)

On the Marc, Step #2: Deciding What You Want to Haul (aka “What do uShip?”)

So you’ve found yourself with a passion and desire to be your own boss, own your own business and haul other people’s stuff. That’s awesome.  Congrats! Now you need to decide WHAT to ship. This is a super critical decision because it determines three things you’ll need: The right equipment Proper licensing Confidence I started…Read more

On the Marc, Step #1: So you want to become a truck driver? Let’s talk.

On the Marc, Step #1:  So you want to become a truck driver? Let’s talk.

Since I started appearing on Shipping Wars in early 2012, I get weekly calls and emails from people who want to know what it takes to become a transporter– not to mention meeting fans at every truck stop from California to Kamloops.  And my guess is that for every one person who contacts me,…Read more

On the Marc: How To Start a Successful Trucking Business

On the Marc: How To Start a Successful Trucking Business

Over the summer, a CNN Money article ran that was titled “Tons of trucking jobs…that nobody wants.“ It basically claimed that during tough economic times with high unemployment,  Americans should be jumping at the chance to work – including trucking, but that with a driver shortage, it seems it’s a job nobody wants. True,…Read more

Power Carrier Program: GTrans First to Reach Super Platinum Status

Power Carrier Program: GTrans First to Reach Super Platinum Status

November 1, 2012 marked the one-year anniversary of our Power Carrier and Power Broker programs. These programs are designed to showcase and reward the best of the best on our site. Within the Power programs are 4 levels of recognition – bronze, silver, gold and platinum – but we are thrilled to announce that…Read more