uShip’s Strangest PPC Search Queries

Back in 2011 we compiled a list of uShip’s Top 13 Strangest PPC Search Queries. Now, we’re bringing it back for a 2016 look into The 17 Strangest uShip PPC search queries. When a shipper googles something that brings them to uShip, Google sends us a report of their search query. This helps us get an inside… Read More

The Lesser Known Logistics Strategy Behind D-Day

Today, June 6th, marks the 72nd Anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. On the first day alone, it took 1,000+ planes and 5,000+ ships to transport 160,000 Allied troops into action. It would become the largest amphibious invasion in human history, and marked the beginning of liberating occupied France. A lesser known fact is… Read More

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 team of eight men on… Read More

Meet the Team for Shipping Wars UK Series 2

Ladies and gentleman, the time has come. Shipping Wars UK has returned to C4 for a second series after a year-long hiatus following its Series 2 Finale last February. This is a significant landmark for the show’s growing popularity as it follows in the footsteps of its American predecessor, Shipping Wars, that aired 100 episodes over… Read More

uShip’s Thank You to Its Founding Mother

Mom. Mommy. Mama. Mum. Mummy. Madre. Ma. We’ve called our mothers just about everything under the sun during bouts of joy, temper tantrums, birthdays, and holidays. Regardless of what you call yours, one thing’s for sure: we wouldn’t be here without these incredible women. IT ALL STARTS WITH MOM Here at uShip, we share a… 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

Most Truckers Prefer This Presidential Candidate in 2016

So, who do most truckers want to see in the White House come November?  uShip set out to find that answer by polling our trucking community, asking them, “Which presidential candidate will most benefit the trucking industry?” Turns out 6 in 10 (60%) say Donald Trump is their man. Nearly 11% want Hillary Clinton, while 7% want… Read More

What On-Demand Delivery Startups Can Learn from ‘Lawn Chair Larry’

For those unfamiliar with this story, let me tell you about Larry Walters (a.k.a. “Lawn Chair Larry”).  To me, there seems some striking similarities between one of Larry’s better-known life experiences and the current state of the on-demand delivery market.   On July 2, 1982, Larry took a flight from his backyard in San Pedro,… Read More

Shipping Out to Burning Man

As festival season hits full swing, our friends over at Everfest got to wondering how all the outlandish and enormous art installations find their way to festivals like Burning Man. We sat down to do a little digging – below are some of the coolest items ever shipped to the middle of the Black Rock… Read More