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The Breaks: Why Big Rigs Are Called “Semis”

The Breaks: Why Big Rigs Are Called “Semis”

Have you ever wondered why there are so many names for the 18-wheeled tractor-trailers traversing America’s highways? Popular nicknames like big rig, semi, and  18-wheeler are all accurate descriptions of these highway monsters.  The origin of “semi,” one of the most commonly heard slang terms, stems from the actual hitch…Read more

Brilliant Roadway Design: Australia’s Water Curtain Stop Signs

Brilliant Roadway Design: Australia’s Water Curtain Stop Signs

The Sydney Harbour Tunnel in Sydney, Australia has seen its fair share of bridge strikes in past years, causing traffic delays, reconstruction delays and injury. In response to these high-cost accidents, the Sydney Transit Authority called upon Australian Laser beam company Laservision to create a brand new driver intervention system called…Read more

Throwback Thursday: Ford Model A

Throwback Thursday: Ford Model A

A common “throwback” listing we see on the uShip marketplace is the Ford Model A. We see not only the classic Model A Coupe cross the marketplace, but the Model A Sedan, Fordor, Roadster, Phaeton and Pickup. The overwhelming popularity of the Ford Model A began with its debut in…Read more

President Obama Goes Deep with Loading Vehicles

President Obama Goes Deep with Loading Vehicles

Just days after President Obama made logistics news by nominating Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx as the next Secretary of Transportation, he’s making more transport news by explaining to the White House press corps the art of loading a vehicle transport truck, according to news satire site The Onion. Read an…Read more

Throwback Thursday: Volkswagen Schwimmwagen

Throwback Thursday: Volkswagen Schwimmwagen

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

Follow A Cute Puppy Around uShip’s World Headquarters

Follow A Cute Puppy Around uShip’s World Headquarters

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

Freight Thievery in Germany: Someone Stole All The Nutella

Freight Thievery in Germany: Someone Stole All The Nutella

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

Marc Springer on the Cover of Canadian Trucking Magazine

Marc Springer on the Cover of Canadian Trucking Magazine

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.

#Cargotecture: Businesses Find New Space In Shipping Containers

#Cargotecture: Businesses Find New Space In Shipping Containers

Over the past several years, a growing number of architects have found a highly sustainable, affordable and practical building solution with previously used shipping containers. As an eco-friendly and boldly geometric design strategy, these architects stack and reconfigure containers in every possible way: placing them on top of one another, side-by-side,…Read more

Your New Obsession: Long Haired Peruvian Guinea Pigs on uShip

Your New Obsession: Long Haired Peruvian Guinea Pigs on uShip

Say hello to your newest obsession: the Long Haired Peruvian Guinea Pig. We’re told that in the world of small family pets, few are as entertaining as these adorably furry critters. As we were browsing our other latest obsession, Pinterest (check out our growing Pinterest presence here), we came across Sarah Wilson,…Read more