The 6 Best Biker Rallies In The Country

For a true motorcycle lover, there’s nothing like the rush of the open road. Whether fueled simply by the open air or the thundering rumble of the engine beneath them, bikers are a proud and enthusiastic group of people who like to gather at biker rallies across the country.  This passion carries over into the… Read More

The Vinyl Frontier: How to Move Your Record Collection

Whether you’re moving from your parents’ house, heading off to college, or relocating across the country, moving your sacred vinyl collection is arguably the most painstaking part of your move. Because, let’s face it: family heirlooms don’t hold a candle to your priceless set of hand-curated vinyl records. Pack Your Vinyl Records Well First, snag… Read More

Don’t DIY! An Open Letter from Your Lower Back

Hey, it’s me, your lower back, that part of your body you largely ignore, except for those few times a year when I kick and scream because, let’s face it, you aren’t as strong as you used to be. Sometimes I just have to protest and show you who’s boss. Like last week, during your… Read More

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. Click here for a high res version of the above chart. What tax forms does uShip provide? Short answer: None. Long answer: Service providers who utilize our online marketplace to source loads are neither… 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