Articles written by: Dean Jutilla

Cash(less) is King: uShip Payments vs. Cash on Delivery

Cash(less) is King: uShip Payments vs. Cash on Delivery

Paying for delivery of large items often leaves many people stumped and inconvenienced when dealing with Cash on Delivery. But a few years ago, uShip developed a slick proprietary system — uShip Payments — to handle this cumbersome task. I recently made two shipments, each arriving to my house at…Read more

How Underestimating Your Stuff Will Cost You on Moving Day

How Underestimating Your Stuff Will Cost You on Moving Day

One of the top issues household moves transporters face on uShip is customers who grossly underestimate their actual volume of stuff compared to what’s described in their uShip listing. As I’ve discussed this with transporters, I’ve always made a mental note to avoid being “that guy” on my personal moves. Well,…Read more

How Shippers Are Circumventing LTL Freight Contract Rates in Today’s Soft Market

How Shippers Are Circumventing LTL Freight Contract Rates in Today’s Soft Market

Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time. A year or two ago, when many shippers locked into freight contracts in advance of the Mother of All Capacity Crunches, they probably felt pretty good  about their situation. Now, with conditions far less “crunched” than expected–some may say Charmin soft–shippers…Read more

Most Truckers Prefer This Presidential Candidate in 2016

Most Truckers Prefer This Presidential Candidate in 2016

So, who do most truckers want to see in the White House come November?  uShip set out to find that answer by polling our trucking community, asking them, “Which presidential candidate will most benefit the trucking industry?” Turns out 6 in 10 (60%) say Donald Trump is their man. Nearly 11% want…Read more

Avoiding the Sting of Your Shipping Contract in Today’s Soft Freight Market

Avoiding the Sting of Your Shipping Contract in Today’s Soft Freight Market

Remember several months ago when you got really excited about signing that freight contract with a carrier or broker that had an 85% discount? At the time, it was maybe a good deal. Production was stronger. Capacity was tighter. You placed a big time hedge as the industry was bracing…Read more

eBay Birthday Flashback: Midnight Drain to Georgia

eBay Birthday Flashback: Midnight Drain to Georgia

The world’s largest e-commerce marketplace — eBay — turns 20 today. Quite a storied history for a company that changed and even created the role of ecommerce as we know it. uShip has had a long-standing connection with eBay, both unofficial and official. eBay buyers discovered uShip way back in…Read more

Rescue Relies on uShip to Save Dogs’ Lives

Rescue Relies on uShip to Save Dogs’ Lives

It’s tough to find something that people are more protective and passionate about than their pets. Dogs and cats in particular just have a way of blending into the fabric of families, couples and singles alike. Unfortunately, not all owners are able care and feed their pet or pets, especially…Read more

Get Ready, Drivers. Roadcheck 2015 Starts Tuesday

Get Ready, Drivers. Roadcheck 2015 Starts Tuesday

Heads-up! Roadcheck 2015 is upon us…almost. According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and other government agencies, the International Roadcheck is scheduled for June 2 – 4, that’s next Tuesday through Thursday. The annual blitz will take nearly 10,000 inspectors from local, state and federal enforcement…Read more

The New uShip: It’s All About That App

The New uShip: It’s All About That App

Today, uShip is announcing the next generation of its service, rebuilt around our mobile app, specifically use of real-time location, to create an amazing shipping experience for all our customers. In fact, if uShip started today, this is how we’d do it. But we didn’t start today. Not even close….Read more

Is Now the Time to Sell Your Pickup Truck?

Is Now the Time to Sell Your Pickup Truck?

Most of you LOVE your pickups, so the notion of selling it may seem blasphemous, but consider the following: Midsize pickup trucks were not only the most popular throughout 2014, they also held their value better than SUVs and cars, according to the Kelly Blue Book’s December Blue Book Market…Read more