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Q&A With uShip CEO Matt Chasen on Highway to Help

Q&A With uShip CEO Matt Chasen on Highway to Help

uShip’s charitable shipment program, Highway to Help, has been live on the site since 2008, and in that time, we have seen the program grow quite a bit.  At a time when charitable giving and service is on red alert following the earthquake in Haiti, we sat down with Matt Chasen to talk about…Read more

Huge Heavy Equipment Auction in Orlando (Feb 15th-19th)

Huge Heavy Equipment Auction in Orlando (Feb 15th-19th)

Thousands of heavy equipment items will be requiring transport at the Ritchie Bros.’s Orlando Auction Feb 15th-19th. The Ritchie Bros is gearing up for it’s 2010 Orlando auction on February 15th to the 19th. The Orlando auction will feature thousands of heavy equipment items being sold to the highest bidder,…Read more

Commercial Drivers Banned from Texting While Driving

Commercial Drivers Banned from Texting While Driving

A new Federal law says if you’re driving an interstate bus or truck, and you are texting-while-driving, you will be subject to a hefty fine — $2750. The ban comes after new studies show that texting makes an accident 23 times more likely. The ban, which is effective immediately, expands a current law banning…Read more

uShip Chatter: International Shipping

uShip Chatter: International Shipping

As uShip has expanded its presence in several international markets recently, it creates new questions from members as they ship goods overseas. We spent some time chatting with Heather Hoover, uShip’s Community, Trust and Safety Manager, to get the top five international-related questions she’s hearing from uShip members: How do…Read more

Congratulations to Our Partner Ritchie Bros.

Congratulations to Our Partner Ritchie Bros.

uShip congratulates our partner Ritchie Bros. Auctions for their great year in 2009. Ritchie Bros., the world’s largest industrial auctioneer, sold $3.5 billion of equipment around the world in 2009. They set a record of nearly $830 million of equipment sold to online bidders, as well as records of lots sold and bidder registration….Read more

Craigslist: Not Just for Locals Anymore

Craigslist: Not Just for Locals Anymore

As the eBay/Craigslist trial continues in week two, uShip has discovered some interesting data that squarely counters the notion of Craigslist as a series of local classifieds silos. uShip tracked 2,500 Craigslist purchases shipped through its marketplace over the course of 2009 and discovered a whopping 70% traveled over 500…Read more

We’re all big players now.

We’re all big players now.

As the internet makes the world more connected, companies of all sizes can enjoy the benefits that used to be reserved for the “big players”.  For decades, the shipping marketplace was tilted in favor of the big players. Big freight could afford to spend money on a marketing department, a…Read more

uShip Pricing Tools Now Available on AutoTrader Classics and LeaseTrader.com

uShip Pricing Tools Now Available on AutoTrader Classics and LeaseTrader.com

One of uShip’s most popular categories is vehicles. At any given time, thousands of cars are listed on the marketplace – and with two new partnerships, that’s about to increase.  AutoTrader Classics and LeaseTrader have now incorporated uShip’s Shipping Price Estimator and vehicle transport information into their sites, making it easier…Read more

Does “Fast, Cheap, or Good” still hold true?

Does “Fast, Cheap, or Good” still hold true?

The old adage says “fast, cheap, or good. Pick two”. You want it done quick and cheap? Well the quality will suffer. You need it good and fast? You better be willing to shell out the big bucks. But does it really apply anymore? Before the internet, it was hard…Read more

Pet Costume Contest Winner & New Contest for TSPs!

Pet Costume Contest Winner & New Contest for TSPs!

The uShip Pets Costume Contest has come to a close and we are happy to announce the winner: By day she is Mizu, walking around the house, digging holes in the garden, and sniffing at your ankles,…but at night she’s known as the Bark Knight, the Canine Crusader, or simply,…Read more