Articles written by: Killian Hagen

Giant Space Shuttle Fuel Tanked Hauled Through LA

Giant Space Shuttle Fuel Tanked Hauled Through LA

Yup, that happened. The 150 foot long fuel tank going from New Orleans to California via the Panama Canal was spotted in transport on its way to the California Science Center. At 66,000-pounds, the shuttle fuel tank moved at a speed of 5 mph through LA while being guided by a…Read more

Truck Platooning: The Next Evolution of Driverless Trucks

Volvo's trucks during the EU truck platooning challenge. Photo credit: Eric Lalmand/AFP/Getty Images

Driverless trucks and cars are being talked about more and more in the transportation industry. Most recently, in case you missed the news, six groups of driverless trucks made history by completing the first cross-border voyage in western Europe. The future is here. If you find the idea of large…Read more

Managing Multiple Shipments is Now Easier

Managing Multiple Shipments is Now Easier

If you’re a frequent shipping customer on uShip, managing multiple shipments at once is now easier due to today’s launch of our new My Shipments page. Our original page served us well for a long time. However, it was slow, outdated, and hard to navigate for customers with multiple shipments…Read more

Top 5 States for Trucker Pay

Top 5 States for Trucker Pay

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the mean annual salary for general freight truck drivers in the US is $43,180; a competitive rate considering the mean annual salary across all occupations is $47,230. If you’ve thought about changing careers – or locations – a recent report predicted some…Read more

5 Times When People Shipped Entire Churches

5 Times When People Shipped Entire Churches

Throughout history, devout believers have built massive churches to honor God and house their worship. Most churches remain stationary throughout time — you know, since they weigh thousands of tons — but sometimes, they get shipped. That’s Right. Entire Churches.  Here at uShip, we’ve shipped altars, organs, and pews, but we’ve…Read more

Half-Million Owner-Operators, Small Fleets Likely Face Stiff Wind with New Hiring Law

Half-Million Owner-Operators, Small Fleets Likely Face Stiff Wind with New Hiring Law

Since you’re out on the road, we wanted to give you the scoop on the legislation that could impact your business if you’re an independent owner-operator and small fleet owner. Here’s a basic explanation, along with a poll so you can sound off with your opinion. The DRIVE Act, the…Read more

The Top Four Questions Vehicle Carriers Should Ask Their Customers

The Top Four Questions Vehicle Carriers Should Ask Their Customers

Communication is always key – especially when deciding if a shipment is right for you. We ask shipping customers several important questions to help you understand their shipments. Is the vehicle operable? Has it been modified? What are the pickup and delivery location types? Our goal is that by asking…Read more

New Technology to Test Live View Truck Camera and Display

New Technology to Test Live View Truck Camera and Display

Passing a truck – or being passed – can be a nerve-wracking experience regardless of the other vehicle. In fact, in Argentina alone, one person dies every hour from car accidents with the majority of accidents happening while people overtake other vehicles. Inspired by this alarming statistic, Samsung has set…Read more

The Modern Nomad: How one uShip Carrier Uses Transport to Fuel His Passion

The Modern Nomad: How one uShip Carrier Uses Transport to Fuel His Passion

As part of Driver Appreciation Week, we’d like to profile one of our Power Carriers, Tony Ayriss, whose journey to uShip is anything but ordinary. This story comes from an in-house guest writer, David Leffler. Happy Driver Appreciation Week to all of our carriers!  uShip serves as the eHarmony of the…Read more

How Can We Help You? Introducing uShip’s New Help Center

How Can We Help You? Introducing uShip’s New Help Center

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new Help Center on uShip! We hope to help our customers find the answers they need faster and easier than ever before. Some highlights include: Smart search – Keyword driven search that allows you to find what you’re looking for without typing…Read more