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Meet Johnny Chavez from Shipping Wars

Meet Johnny Chavez from Shipping Wars

  Meet Johnny Chavez–the newest uShip pro featured in the A&E Real Life series Shipping Wars. Johnny began his life on the road as a young boy riding shotgun with his dad on long hauls. He claims that on his very first day in the rig as a 6-year-old, he knew that driving…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

Ship Happens (Again): ‘Shipping Wars’ Season 2 Has Arrived

Ship Happens (Again): ‘Shipping Wars’ Season 2 Has Arrived

Season 2 of Shipping Wars, A&E’s original real life series that features uShip.com, premieres Tuesday, Aug. 7 with back-to-back episodes at 9/8c. For millions of fans this means another season of cutthroat bidding by the six independent truck drivers that haul the world’s most unusual and seemingly unshippable freight found on uShip.

Partner News: Proxibid, uShip Deal Addresses Online Buyers’ Transport Pain

Partner News: Proxibid, uShip Deal Addresses Online Buyers’ Transport Pain

Shipping large, oversized items has traditionally been a major pain point for buyers, especially within online auction marketplaces, such as Proxibid, where unique, valuable and oversized items need to get transported with care. To help address this issue and bring greater efficiency Proxibid’s auction process, uShip is pleased to announce…Read more

Earth Day 2012: Meet the ‘Prius Trucker’

Earth Day 2012:  Meet the ‘Prius Trucker’

Among the 250,000 registered carriers on uShip there are some truly colorful characters. Without a doubt, the greenest, most eco-friendly of them all is green tech “trucker” Adam Winters. But you won’t find Adam driving a Class 8 rig or even a Ford F550.  Adam drives a Toyota Prius. Five…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

A&E’s ‘Shipping Wars’ Premieres to 3 Million Viewers

A&E’s ‘Shipping Wars’ Premieres to 3 Million Viewers

A&E announced that the series premiere of “Shipping Wars” was watched by 3 million viewers on Tuesday night, according to Nielsen Fast Nationals. According to A&E, the back-to-back episodes averaged 3.0 million total viewers and 1.6 million adults 18-49 and 25-54.  The audience grew from the 9:00PM episode to the…Read more

What They’re Sayin’ About ‘Shipping Wars’

What They’re Sayin’ About ‘Shipping Wars’

A&E’s new real-life series ‘Shipping Wars‘ (which features uShip.com) has been receiving some nice reviews and visibility — but what’s not to like about a giant gnome and American’s independent truckers?  Tune in Tuesdays at 9/8C to catch all the action, only on A&E.  Here’s a run-down of the buzz……Read more

The Shipping Price is Right! – Powerski Jetboard

The Shipping Price is Right! – Powerski Jetboard

For this week’s The Shipping Price is Right! promotion on Facebook, we asked “What is this, and how much does it cost to move it across the US?” The answer: it’s a Powerski Jetboard. Basically, it’s a powered, motorized surfboard that works similar to other personal watercraft.  What’s the final cost to…Read more

The Shipping Price is Right! – The Animatronic Dinosaur.

The Shipping Price is Right! – The Animatronic Dinosaur.

Another week of our “Shipping Price is Right!” contest on Facebook! What’s the cost to ship this animatronic dinosaur from Cabazon, CA to Pensacola, FL using uShip? The answer is $1300. Here’s the shipment listing. This is one of the most bizarre shipments we’ve seen on the site, at least in…Read more