Team Driving: 8 Insights on Trucking with a Partner

  Have you ever wondered what it would like to be a team driver? If you’re not employed in the trucking industry, team driving is a term for two people that take turns driving a semi-truck and managing different loads on the road. Many owner-operators that book loads on uShip happen to be husband-wife teams,… Read More

Top Ten Causes of Truck Accidents: Traffic, Roads, Fatigue and More

All drivers, but especially commercial drivers, should be careful on the road at all times. That’s the message behind transportation policy in the United States in general — it resonates with the way lawmakers address fatigue in Hours of Service and other regulatory laws in the trucking industry. And for good reason: fatigue-related accidents happen every day,… Read More

Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Are You A Distracted Driver?

Are you a Distracted Driver? According to the National Safety Council, one in three Americans should say “yes.” April has been dubbed National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and there are plenty of resources to learn about how to decrease the number of distracted drivers.

Your New Obsession: Long Haired Peruvian Guinea Pigs on uShip

Say hello to your newest obsession: the Long Haired Peruvian Guinea Pig. We’re told that in the world of small family pets, few are as entertaining as these adorably furry critters. As we were browsing our other latest obsession, Pinterest (check out our growing Pinterest presence here), we came across Sarah Wilson, a Florida-based caviary owner that… Read More

Spring Storage Guide: Taking Your Motorcycle Out of Storage

By Guest Contributor Jenny Zhang, SpareFoot It seems like just yesterday that we were writing about winter storage tips for your motorcycle. That frosty time has come and gone–it’s spring again! While some unfortunate citizens in the north might still be encountering snow, it’s pretty much smooth sailing down in the south; Austin, TX has been maintaining a… Read More

NERDS ROCK III – uShip House Party & unSXSW Interactive Kickoff

NERDS UNITE!  The Annual Nerds Rock Party hosted by uShip is back for round three. On the Saturday of SXSW Interactive, there will be a triumphant return of Live Music, Open Bar, and Free Food. Artists The Crystal Ark, Neon Indian, and Cherub will be providing tunes at the uShip World Headquarters for a night… Read More

WTF? Startup Cover Letters That Would Give Bankers a Heart Attack

A couple weeks ago, the blogosphere exploded with an overstated story about an “unapologetically honest” cover letter and its subsequent email chain that went viral on Wall Street. The letter appeared on Business Insider, Huffington Post, Forbes, Gawker, and others. Here’s the cover letter that went viral on Wall Street. Wall Street execs called it… Read More