We recently came across a great “throwback” shipment on the uShip marketplace. If you couldn’t guess from sounding out the name alone, this Volkswagen Schwimmwagen was developed as an amphibious vehicle for the German Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS during World War II. The Type 166 Schwimmwagen became the most popular…Read more
If you missed Part 1 of our awesome interview with Jonny Fritz, check it out here. In a way, Jonny Fritz is to country music as uShip is to freight: he brings something new to a traditional industry, is a guaranteed source of ideas and innovation in the space— and…Read more
Every week, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news. Biz Buzz: Shell, TA announce plans to develop LNG fueling centers – LandlineMag.com Shell and Travel Centers of America LLC have agreed to work together on a nation-wide network…Read more
Jonny Fritz (or the artist formerly known as Jonnny Corndawg) is a country musician our team has grown fond of over the past few weeks. As a songwriter, guitar player, and all-around-cool-dude, Mr. Fritz has an unmistakable wit and zen all his own. Though Fritz was born in Montana, raised in Virginia, and now…Read more
Are you a Distracted Driver? According to the National Safety Council, one in three Americans should say “yes.” April has been dubbed National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and there are plenty of resources to learn about how to decrease the number of distracted drivers.
As we’ve mentioned before, many shipment listings on uShip come from awesome uShip marketplace partner sites like Proxibid and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. The items purchased on these partner sites range from GRANDE to ENORME: everything from rare antiques, to cars and boats, heavy equipment (in the case of Ritchie Bros.), and the…Read more
American speed limits have had a history of increases and decreases over the years. In 2013, maximum speed limits are now set by state governments– but if you’ve ever had the misfortune of hearing this Sammy Hagar song, you’re probably aware that the Federal Government set max speeds at 55…Read more
Here at uShip, we encourage our employees to bring their dogs to work. We also encourage employees to ride around the office on scooters. And not to brag… but we also feed our employees lunch every day, and occasionally take our work up to the roof to enjoy the Texas…Read more
Global history has given us pirate attacks, wars, and mass looting and burning– but perhaps nothing compares to the ache German citizens felt when they heard 5.5 tons of the beloved chocolate-hazelnut Nutella spread had been stolen off the back of a truck over the weekend. The Nutella was taken…Read more
Check out Marc Springer lookin’ good on the cover of Canadian Trucking Magazine! The uShip hauler and Shipping Wars big-rigger shares his favorite freight loads of 2012 in this feature from March. After the break, click the images to zoom in and read the article.