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Women Make Up 13% of Carriers on uShip

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…Read more

What Nerds Rock Means To Us

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…Read more

Does your REST API need an SDK?

Introduction When integrating with a platform that offers a REST API, a developer sometimes has the option of downloading the client library in their language of choice, or writing HTTP code themselves to integrate with the API directly. You as an API provider should decide early on if you wish…Read more

Brace Yourselves. Ritchie Bros. Largest Annual Auction is Coming

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,”…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…Read more

Snow and Ice Fines? It’s Not Always Sunny in Pennsylvania

Snow scraper system - credit: Bloximages

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…Read more

6 Major Lessons from uShip Hackathons

6 Major Lessons from uShip Hackathons

Over the past three years, hackathons at uShip have grown from an idea to a tradition. Ideally, we want each event to feel almost effortless in their planning and execution. While we’ve experienced many successes, we’ve also learned a lot of lessons along the way. Below are some of the…Read more

Most Truckers Prefer This Presidential Candidate in 2016

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…Read more

Top 5 States for Trucker Pay

Top 5 States for Trucker Pay

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the mean annual salary for general freight truck drivers in the US is $43,180; a competitive rate considering the mean annual salary across all occupations is $47,230. If you’ve thought about changing careers – or locations – a recent report predicted some…Read more

Avoiding the Sting of Your Shipping Contract in Today’s Soft Freight Market

Avoiding the Sting of Your Shipping Contract in Today’s Soft Freight Market

Remember several months ago when you got really excited about signing that freight contract with a carrier or broker that had an 85% discount? At the time, it was maybe a good deal. Production was stronger. Capacity was tighter. You placed a big time hedge as the industry was bracing…Read more