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Love at First Site: Freight Matchmaking Goes Digital

Love at First Site: Freight Matchmaking Goes Digital

Traditional loadboards have long been the freight matchmakers of the shipping world, where shippers and carriers get connected like online dating services.  The “dating” process typically begins online, but then one thing leads to another and it moves offline (unless you play football for Notre Dame) where shippers, brokers and carriers finish the…Read more

Transport Topics: Striking Freight Deals Online

Transport Topics: Striking Freight Deals Online

This week, leading industry publication Transport Topics examined electronic freight exchanges and how they differ from traditional load boards.  It’s an interesting piece that gives a balanced perspective and comparison of the two.  uShip, which falls into the electronic load exchange category, was heavily featured in the article, including CEO…Read more

‘Shipping Wars’ Season 2 Hits This Summer

‘Shipping Wars’ Season 2 Hits This Summer

 A&E has ordered new 26-episode seasons for three of its popular real-life series:  Shipping Wars, Storage Wars and Storage Wars: Texas.   All three will launch this summer.   uShip serves as the backdrop of Shipping Wars which premiered in January to 3 million total viewers. If you haven’t seen Shipping Wars,…Read more

Overdrive Celebrates 50 Years with Owner-Operator Retrospective

Overdrive Celebrates 50 Years with Owner-Operator Retrospective

Overdrive Magazine, the top business publication for owner-operators, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year.  As part of that milestone, it’s publishing a number of retrospective pieces that focus on where the trucking industry has been, how far it’s come and what it’s meant to the owner-operator.  Whether you’ve been…Read more

The Shipping Price is Right! – Week 6

The Shipping Price is Right! – Week 6

It’s week six of our “Shipping Price is Right!” contest on Facebook! What’s the cost to ship this 22-foot Catalina sailboat from Perry, KS to McCall, ID using uShip? The answer is $2,500.  Here’s the shipment listing. Congrats to this week’s winner! Sailboats are notoriously difficult to transport. They’re long, wide,…Read more

uShip Introduces Brokered Loads into its Transactional Freight Exchange

uShip Introduces Brokered Loads into its Transactional Freight Exchange

uShip made a big announcement today, introducing brokered freight to our marketplace. For details, read the full press release below.

Positive Economic Trends in the U.S. Transport Industry for 2010

Positive Economic Trends in the U.S. Transport Industry for 2010

We’ve seen the news— the U.S. economy continues to see setbacks on its slow path to recovery. On one hand, the consumer economy drags its feet: unemployment and the housing market are still taking a toll on consumer confidence.  But on the other, certain industries are seeing noticeably strong growth. …Read more

uShip’s Shipping Price Estimator

uShip’s Shipping Price Estimator

The shipping price estimator is a good tool for getting a general idea of shipping price you can expect on your shipment. Here’s a few tips on how to use this tool, and the kind of information it provides. How does the Shipping Price Estimator work? The Shipping Price Estimator asks you to…Read more

Recent Grad Hauls Through Tough Economy

Recent Grad Hauls Through Tough Economy

NPR’s Morning Edition has produced a great series of reports on recent college graduates looking for work. With the economy on a slow path to recovery, grads all over the U.S. are forced to explore alternative options. In the latest entry, an aspiring supply chain analyst literally “Keeps on Trucking” through the uncertain job…Read more

uShip Featured in The Trucker

uShip Featured in The Trucker

uShip was recently featured in The Trucker magazine, which focuses on transportation industry news relevant to road truck drivers. The article, titled “Drivers Finding Loads Big and Small Across the US” focuses on the success of uShip at helping drivers and owner operators to find jobs and keep their trucks full. For any owner-operator looking…Read more