Articles written by: Gabe Hernandez

Tax Tips for Owner-Operators

Tax Tips for Owner-Operators

While we’re no tax experts, we’ve put together some helpful resources based on frequently asked questions we get around tax season. What tax forms does uShip provide? Short answer: None. Long answer: Service providers who utilize our online marketplace to source loads are neither contractors of uShip or uShip employees,…Read more

Women Make Up 13% of Carriers on uShip

Women Make Up 13% of Carriers on uShip

Last summer we reached out to many of our carriers to learn more about their demographics, their career path to trucking, and their thoughts on working in the transportation industry. We found out many exciting things, including that people in transportation love their job. Another finding that excited us was…Read more

What Nerds Rock Means To Us

What Nerds Rock Means To Us

uShip World Headquarters is located two blocks away from the Austin Convention Center. Some days we look out the window and see groups of educators, boat dealers, or people from various conferences taking place at the Convention Center strolling around the Austin streets. But no week is more packed with people…Read more

Brace Yourselves. Ritchie Bros. Largest Annual Auction is Coming

Brace Yourselves. Ritchie Bros. Largest Annual Auction is Coming

Every item at Ritchie Bros.’ 200+ acre lot in Orlando will be sold. Beginning February 15 and running until February 19 is Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ largest auction of the year. We’re talking over 10,000 items. “Ritchie Bros. offers buyers the best selection of used equipment and trucks in the world,”…Read more

Snow and Ice Fines? It’s Not Always Sunny in Pennsylvania

Snow scraper system - credit: Bloximages

Today is Groundhog’s Day, the day where we leave winter weather predictions up to a Groundhog. The most famous of the weather predicting groundhogs is Punxsutawney Phil from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, and today he didn’t see his shadow, predicting an early spring. Earlier springs may be welcome to prevent some truckers…Read more

What the Movie Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Taught Me About Safe Holiday Travel

What the Movie Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Taught Me About Safe Holiday Travel

Whenever I think about traveling on Thanksgiving, I think of the movie Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. If you haven’t seen it, then I’m obligated to let you know the next paragraph is full of spoilers. The gist of the movie is that main character, Neal (Steve Martin), gets held up…Read more

These Grand Theft Auto V Trucking Stunts Are Insane

These Grand Theft Auto V Trucking Stunts Are Insane

Grand Theft Auto V has been available on gaming platforms as early as late 2013, but with its open-world nature, there’s no shortage of self-made challenges and feats. One player, known as BlackSmoke Billy, has pioneered a trick with the semi-truck trailer used in trucking side missions that is out…Read more

The Most Common Word Carriers Use to Describe Their Feelings About Their Job

The Most Common Word Carriers Use to Describe Their Feelings About Their Job

We set out in June to understand more about carriers’ career paths to trucking by conducting a survey. We received nearly 1,000 responses from our active carriers.   One of the questions we asked was about their feelings about their job. While it wasn’t meant to be one of the…Read more

Introducing the uShip Monthly Progress Report

Introducing the uShip Monthly Progress Report

Carriers, check your email for a mid-month snapshot of your key uShip stats Starting this month, transporters will begin receiving a snapshot of their uShip stats, something we’re calling the Monthly Progress Report, or MPR. At a glance, it’ll show your Net Match Volume, Positive Feedback and Excessive Cancellations. We’re…Read more

Updates to uShip’s User Agreement and Privacy Policy

We recently updated the uShip User Agreement and Privacy Policy on 9/11/2014 and the changes are now in effect for new and current members. As a courtesy to you, we’ve highlighted some of the key updates. User Agreement Updates Customer consent is required for the release of all payments and…Read more