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The Different Moving Service Types

The Different Moving Service Types

You’ve done it. You’re finally ready to make the move into your new home. You’ve thrown out all your unused junk and gotten everything boxed up and ready to go. Now comes the easy part: finding an affordable rate through uShip’s online shipping marketplace, where shipping customers around the world…Read more

Father’s Day for coders: Daddy Developer Tech Tips

Father’s Day for coders: Daddy Developer Tech Tips

Recently, my time has been a little pre-occupied. Not so much because of all the awesome new technical innovations I have been able to work on lately like microservices in .NET, nor because of the awesome new features happening in .NET that is causing a revolution in the linux space,…Read more

How Shippers Are Circumventing LTL Freight Contract Rates in Today’s Soft Market

How Shippers Are Circumventing LTL Freight Contract Rates in Today’s Soft Market

Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time. A year or two ago, when many shippers locked into freight contracts in advance of the Mother of All Capacity Crunches, they probably felt pretty good  about their situation. Now, with conditions far less “crunched” than expected–some may say Charmin soft–shippers…Read more

Shipping Wars’ Pukka Trucker’s Father Inspired Lifetime of Trucking

Shipping Wars’ Pukka Trucker’s Father Inspired Lifetime of Trucking

It’s 5:15 PM on a Tuesday evening and Russell Oliver’s rounding out another long day of transporting. He should be tired, but he certainly doesn’t sound like it—in fact, he sounds surprisingly spry and excited after his day out on the English roads. And why shouldn’t he be? He’s living…Read more

Full Lakes Means Full Wallets For uShip Boat Transporters

Side view of motor boat. Isolated over white background

Summer is here and the lakes, rivers, and marinas are filling up more by the day. That can only mean one thing: it’s boat shipping season. Every year, hundreds of thousands of service providers use uShip’s boat shipping marketplace to find loads around the world. Although the items transported through…Read more

Tips and Tricks For Packing Fragile Items

Tips and Tricks For Packing Fragile Items

You are at the first, and most important, step in making sure your delicate items stay protected throughout your move. Taking the time to properly package and label your fragile items can ensure your breakables arrive in one piece. The most beneficial thing you can do during the packing process…Read more

The Lesser Known Logistics Strategy Behind D-Day

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….Read more

June is the Most Active Month for uShip Boat Shipping

June is the Most Active Month for uShip Boat Shipping

2016 is going to be a huge year for boating. Lakes, oceans, and rivers are full to the brim from months of strong El Niño rain showers, allowing cities across the United States to release their flood reservoirs for the first time in years. In fact, uShip’s home base of…Read more

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

How to Pack Your Fragile and Valuable Items

How to Pack Your Fragile and Valuable Items

You are at the first, and most important, step in making sure your delicate items stay protected throughout your move. Taking the time to properly package and label your fragile items can ensure your breakables arrive in one piece. The most beneficial thing you can do during the packing process…Read more