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Meet the Team for Shipping Wars UK Series 2

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,…Read more

uShip’s Thank You to Its Founding Mother

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…Read more

Self-hosting a .NET API: Choosing between OWIN with ASP.NET Web API and ASP.NET Core MVC 1.0

Self-hosting a .NET API: Choosing between OWIN with ASP.NET Web API and ASP.NET Core MVC 1.0

Intro At uShip, our monolithic web application and the services supporting it are written in ASP.NET MVC, Web API, and hosted on IIS . We have begun the journey of transitioning to microservices. One of the important decisions we had to make early on was the choice of hosting model…Read more

How uShip Offset Over 5,000 Tons of C02 in the Last Decade

How uShip Offset Over 5,000 Tons of C02 in the Last Decade

Clean shipping through consolidation. Here at uShip, this mantra has fueled our ability to reduce unused truck capacity for millions of people worldwide in an industry often critiqued for its negative environmental impact. It hasn’t always been easy, but we’ve continued to push for our belief in doing more with…Read more

Truck Platooning: The Next Evolution of Driverless Trucks

Volvo's trucks during the EU truck platooning challenge. Photo credit: Eric Lalmand/AFP/Getty Images

Driverless trucks and cars are being talked about more and more in the transportation industry. Most recently, in case you missed the news, six groups of driverless trucks made history by completing the first cross-border voyage in western Europe. The future is here. If you find the idea of large…Read more

Connectivity between Nginx and Consul-Template

Connectivity between Nginx and Consul-Template

Overview In the past couple of weeks, I have been wrestling with the connectivity between Nginx and Consul-Template.  While it’s fairly straightforward to get Consul-Template to control Nginx, having them work well within Docker isn’t the easiest thing in the world.  But that is jumping quite a bit forward, let’s…Read more

Tax Tips for Owner-Operators

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,…Read more

April Fools – Developer Style

April Fools – Developer Style

Here at uShip we are pretty big fans of open sourcing code. At the same time, we are also fans of a good ol’ prank. Hence, we have decided to open source a few of our favorite code pranks to share with the world (and just in time for April…Read more

JavaScript for C# Developers

JavaScript for C# Developers

Overheard at work today: “…this is why I hate JavaScript so much.” Sound like something you’d say? Instead of letting the hate flow through you, know that it doesn’t have to be like that. JavaScript is evolving quickly and picking up luxuries that C# has had for years. Subtle Differences…Read more

Managing Multiple Shipments is Now Easier

Managing Multiple Shipments is Now Easier

If you’re a frequent shipping customer on uShip, managing multiple shipments at once is now easier due to today’s launch of our new My Shipments page. Our original page served us well for a long time. However, it was slow, outdated, and hard to navigate for customers with multiple shipments…Read more