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Binders Full of Truck Drivers (Over 300,000, in fact.)

Binders Full of Truck Drivers (Over 300,000, in fact.)

The world’s fastest-moving and hopefully quickest-to-die meme from this week’s presidential debate has arrived at uShip! We present to you, “Binders Full of Truckers.” Of course, what we mean to say is uShip hosts (arguably) the largest community of transportation professionals and truck drivers anywhere on the Internet. At last count,…Read more

Celebrity Watercraft: James Bond ‘Moonraker’ Boat Moved on uShip

Celebrity Watercraft: James Bond ‘Moonraker’ Boat Moved on uShip

For the last 50 years, the James Bond spy films have always pushed the limits of cinema action sequences.  The latest rendition – Skyfall, with Daniel Craig as Bond, hits theaters November 9 (U.S.) and doesn’t appear it’ll be any different.  Even back in the 70′s and 80′s, the films were…Read more

Report: Jerome the Gnome of Shipping Wars Fame is Dead

Report: Jerome the Gnome of Shipping Wars Fame is Dead

It is with a heavy heart that we post this next story: Jerome the Gnome is dead.  The enormous 18′ tall gnome quickly rose to fame in early 2012 as the eye-catching and slightly-creepy centerpiece icon of the A&E reality show Shipping Wars, which features uShip. But when his contract…Read more

CIO Magazine: 8 Tips to Increase IT Worker Retention [featuring uShip]

CIO Magazine: 8 Tips to Increase IT Worker Retention [featuring uShip]

Hiring new employees is one thing, but keeping them on board is another.  CIO Magazine recently interviewed uShip CEO Matt Chasen about what the company is doing to increase worker retention. Given the technical nature of CIO, the article tends to focus on IT and developers, but the tips shared…Read more

Texas Tailgate for a Cause: uShip Raises Funds for Communities In Schools

Texas Tailgate for a Cause: uShip Raises Funds for Communities In Schools

It’s no secret that most of us on the uShip team are proud Texas fans. Many, if not most of us, either attended or have a connection to the University of Texas here in Austin. That said, tailgating before Longhorns home games is a family affair every Fall at the…Read more

Man Ships Himself to Girlfriend via Courier, Nearly Dies

Man Ships Himself to Girlfriend via Courier, Nearly Dies

Fresh from the file of bad ideas comes this story via the Gawker: Hu Seng, a Chinese man wanting to impress his girlfriend with a romantic special delivery, shipped himself in a box via a courier services.  But when the courier got the address mixed up, what was supposed to…Read more

uShip’s Top 10 Most Expensive Loads of All Time

uShip’s Top 10 Most Expensive Loads of All Time

Our official motto here at uShip is “Ship Anything, Anytime, Anywhere.”  And quite often in the uShip marketplace, that “anything” is something very heavy, and really, really expensive. If you’ve had the opportunity to watch Shipping Wars on A&E, you’ve seen just a small (and very TV-friendly) sample of the items listed…Read more

Top 5 Distracting Truck Designs

Top 5 Distracting Truck Designs

Last year, the FMCSA banned the use of handheld mobile phones for truck and bus drivers, and for good reason. Several studies have shown that calls and texts pose a serious, fatal danger on the road. More recent tragedies have prompted the DOT to recommend that states ban the use…Read more

Trucker wins the big one!

Trucker wins the big one!

Like a lot of people all around the country, a few here in the office bought lottery tickets for the $390,000,000 Mega Millions drawing, hoping to hit it big. While there were no winners here at uShip, we’re happy to see that the biggest lottery jackpot in US history went…Read more

Truly a Second Life…

Truly a Second Life…

Have you heard all the buzz surrounding the virtual world, Second Life? Essentially, Second Life is a 3-D virtual world that is owned and operated by its residents. SL allows users, and I am greatly underestimating here, to build online personas, or avatars, and create structures in a fantasy setting….Read more