In one of my earlier posts, I mentioned that getting into trucking – just like with any new business – is going to cost you some money. Obtaining the right insurance is one of those hard costs you need to anticipate. Operating without commercial truck insurance is not an option….Read more
Since I started appearing on Shipping Wars in early 2012, I get weekly calls and emails from people who want to know what it takes to become a transporter– not to mention meeting fans at every truck stop from California to Kamloops. And my guess is that for every one person who contacts me,…Read more
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
Frequent visitors to uShip may have noticed our home page has “had some work done” over the past few months! Among the more important changes in the home page facelift: We’ve (1) simplified the way shippers are introduced to the site, and (2) given our awesome transporters a hefty amount…Read more
uShip Mobile has an MVP! Last month, we ran our first-ever Mobile Madness promotion for the uShip Mobile App, giving away thousands of dollars in credit for transporters on uShip. The top “bracket” of 64 carriers that booked the most loads using uShip Mobile won site credit. We were impressed…Read more
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
Without a doubt, uShip’s “Find Shipments” tool is the most important feature on the site for service providers. Today, after months of taking in transporter feedback and weeks of beta testing, the load finding tool “has had a little work done,” as they say.
uShip Carriers and Movers: The busiest time of year for relocation and transport is coming up fast! There’s no better time than now to do some spring cleaning on your uShip Profile.
We recently came across a great charity we’d like to share with the uShip community. Since 1992, Trucker Buddy International has been matching classrooms with pen pals in the trucking industry. Once a month, students in grades K-8 write letters to their drivers, building valuable reading and writing skills while…Read more
Milestones are always nice to report, and uShip hit some biggies last year. We passed 1 million listings and 1 million members, but we’re particularly proud of the one we just eclipsed: 250,000 transporter reviews, including 30,000+ stories, by shipping customers. And don’t look now, but we’re also knocking on…Read more