How to Use Google Maps to Avoid Post-Shipment Charges

With all the buzz around logistics technology like drones, autonomous trucks, and automated warehouses, one mainstream technology — Google Maps — is giving logistics professionals a distinct business advantage. Thanks to Google Maps street and aerial views, it’s never been easier for both freight shippers and carriers to determine — and verify — location types before… Read More

uShip Launches New ‘My Shipments’ for Providers

Life on the road can be a juggling act, especially when you’re constantly handling multiple shipments and customers at a time. To help make life easier for service providers on uShip, we’ve launched a new and improved My Shipments page, adding improvements based on your feedback and feature requests. Booked and Completed shipments are now… Read More

This Fast-Growing E-Commerce Category Is Great News for uShip Providers

It’s no secret that e-commerce is exploding. So much so that it’s causing long-established offline retailers to rethink their inventory strategies and even close hundreds of brick-and-mortar stores to adapt. While “e-commerce” represents a giant mishmash of goods and services, a new study from research firm comScore breaks down the fastest growing e-commerce categories in… Read More

How to Turn uShip Into Your Secret eBay Weapon

Sellers need every advantage they can muster in today’s competitive ecommerce landscape. This is equally true for larger items, those that don’t fit neatly into a parcel for delivery by FedEx, UPS or USPS. Today, buyers have no qualms going onto eBay to purchase sectional sofas, antique furniture, kitchen appliances, armoires, pool tables, cars, ATVs, boats,… Read More

5 Questions for New uShip CEO Mike Williams

Today, uShip welcomes Mike Williams, our new CEO. In December, uShip founder Matt Chasen stepped down as chief executive, a role he’d held since the company began in 2003, but still remains on the Board of Directors. Since that time, Jim Martell, a veteran in the logistics world for over four decades, has served as… Read More

Top 10 Ways to Keep Busy While Piloting a ‘Driverless’ Truck

While there’s no match for the skilled, experienced human truck drivers of today, two recent deliveries by self-driving trucks signal that a new era is on our tail. While it’s hard to say exactly when these ‘driverless’ contraptions will be truly autonomous, in the short term, they’ll still be piloted by an experienced driver to… Read More

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 about the same time, but… Read More