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, and therefore we cannot provide… Read More

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 that about 13% of carriers… Read More

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 than the annual South by… Read More

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,” said Terry Dolan, President (USA… Read More

Populating UITableViewCells Asynchronously to Fix UITableView Lag

Note: This article was originally published on Github Abstract In general, the key to keeping the iPhone UI responsive is to avoid blocking the main thread. In the case of UITableView, this boils down to keeping tableView(_:cellForRowAtIndexPath:) as performant as possible. However, sometimes it is simply not possible to marshall all of the data needed… Read More

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

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 from weather related fines if… Read More

First Impressions Last: Why Your uShip Profile Matters

What do you think your potential customers trust more? a. Newspaper articles b. Online customer reviews c. Ads in a magazine d. Online banner ads If you chose b. online customer reviews then you made the right call. Nielsen research says 70% of people trust online consumer opinions, second only to recommendations from friends and… Read More

Hauling with a Hybrid? The Transformation of Pickup Trucks

Traditionally, hybrid cars have been developed by foreign car manufacturers and in smaller sedan models. Until recently, hybrid automobiles were targeted at environmentally focused, eco-friendly drivers. However, Ford Motor Company is making a change to the hybrid paradigm, and it’s not in the form of a sedan, coupe or even an SUV. That’s right, Ford… Read More

The 2014 Best Trucks for Towing

Whether you are picking up hotshot loads or hauling a cross-country move, you are only as reliable as your truck. Listed below are four of the best heavy duty trucks hotshot and independent transporters can buy today: 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty   The U.S. automotive industry has been beaten and battered in recent years. But thanks… Read More