Articles written by: Dean Jutilla

They’re Baaack! ‘Shipping Wars’ Season 5 Premieres Dec. 3 @ 10/9c

They’re Baaack! ‘Shipping Wars’ Season 5 Premieres Dec. 3 @ 10/9c

Marc, Jarrett, Jennifer, Roy, Chris and Robbie are back for more — and they’re going to blow your mind!   The newest season – Season 5 – of A&E’s ”Shipping Wars” (which features uShip) premieres December 3 with back-to-back episodes at 10/9c. Not familiar with Shipping Wars?  No problem.  Here’s what you need to know: The show…Read more

Don’t Fear the Reefer: uShip’s Myers Honored by IRTA

John Williamson (left), Chairman of the International Refrigerated Transportation Association, presenting Charles Myers (right) with the 2013 IRTA Executive of the Year Award.

Charles “Charlie” Myers has never met an ice cream, gelato or soft-serve yogurt he didn’t like.  Aside from its pure deliciousness, it’s his true appreciation for what it took for that frozen concoction to reach him in the first place that makes it so sweet. The recently retired former GM…Read more

U-Haul vs. uShip: What’s the Cheapest Way to Move Out of State?

U-Haul vs. uShip: What’s the Cheapest Way to Move Out of State?

It was Tuesday night about 10pm and things were looking bleak.  My uShip listing – a standard household move going 1100+ miles from Northern Arizona to Austin – had received ZERO bids and just a few sniffing questions from transporters. With my must-move date just three days away on Friday,…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Ice Sculpture & Animal Artwork

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Ice Sculpture & Animal Artwork

Like the season premiere episode, Episode 2 involved two things that don’t mix:  water and oil.  To be more precise, an ice bar sculpture and cooking grease for a bio-diesel engine. Watch uShip’s Reality Check Shipping Wars recap or catch the write-up below. http://youtu.be/1pow1Vgq0Wg 3,000 lb Ice Bar Sculpture After Roy outbid Jarrett to land…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: 2 Capuchin Monkeys & Oversized Magic Trick

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: 2 Capuchin Monkeys & Oversized Magic Trick

Season 4 of Shipping Wars kicked off with two shipments on opposite ends of the shipping spectrum: 2 Capuchin monkeys and an usual magic trick prop incorporating a jet engine turbine. Watch uShip’s Reality Check Shipping Wars recap or catch the write-up below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RX5P_jjSwk 2 Capuchin Monkeys Before we continue, we…Read more

Love at First Site: Freight Matchmaking Goes Digital

Love at First Site: Freight Matchmaking Goes Digital

Traditional loadboards have long been the freight matchmakers of the shipping world, where shippers and carriers get connected like online dating services.  The “dating” process typically begins online, but then one thing leads to another and it moves offline (unless you play football for Notre Dame) where shippers, brokers and carriers finish the…Read more

Why Are YOU Going to Watch the Super Bowl on Sunday?

Why Are YOU Going to Watch the Super Bowl on Sunday?

On Sunday, over 100 million people will tune into Super Bowl XLVII as the San Francisco 49ers take on the Baltimore Ravens.  Whether you’re watching for the Harbaugh brothers storyline, ads that cost around $3.8 MILLION for a :30 second spot, or Beyonce lipsyncing her way through the halfway show,…Read more

uShip’s Top 25 Most Shipped Cars & Light Trucks

uShip’s Top 25 Most Shipped Cars & Light Trucks

Some sites like KBB.com (Kelley Blue Book) put out their “most-researched” used cars list, while Google has a consistent measurement of consumer interest with its Google Trends tool. All good stuff, but these rankings only show consumer intent, not necessarily a consumer’s ultimate purchase or action related to that intent….Read more

Shipping Wars Season 3 Finale Recap: Model Ship & Dinosaur Fossils

Shipping Wars Season 3 Finale Recap: Model Ship & Dinosaur Fossils

 Item 1:  ‘HMS Victory’ Model Ship Most of the time, featured loads on Shipping Wars tend to be of the big and bulky nature:  a monster truck, geodes, surfboard Styrofoam, an old cruiser, to name a few.  But this particular shipment is far from big and bulky. In fact, other than the wedding…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Nuclear Missile & Vintage Car Table

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Nuclear Missile & Vintage Car Table

 Item 1:  Deactivated Nuclear Missile This next load was the bomb. Literally.  A 1962 deactivated Polaris thermo nuclear missile was going from Pennsylvania to Michigan, needing a quick delivery for a seller who was getting rid of his war memorabilia.  Marc and Chris & Robbie, deadlocked at $3,000 bids, really…Read more