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How to Pack Your Fragile and Valuable Items to Move

How to Pack Your Fragile and Valuable Items to Move

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

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

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

What the Movie Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Taught Me About Safe Holiday Travel

What the Movie Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Taught Me About Safe Holiday Travel

Whenever I think about traveling on Thanksgiving, I think of the movie Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. If you haven’t seen it, then I’m obligated to let you know the next paragraph is full of spoilers. The gist of the movie is that main character, Neal (Steve Martin), gets held up…Read more

The Top Four Questions Vehicle Carriers Should Ask Their Customers

The Top Four Questions Vehicle Carriers Should Ask Their Customers

Communication is always key – especially when deciding if a shipment is right for you. We ask shipping customers several important questions to help you understand their shipments. Is the vehicle operable? Has it been modified? What are the pickup and delivery location types? Our goal is that by asking…Read more

Rescue Relies on uShip to Save Dogs’ Lives

Rescue Relies on uShip to Save Dogs’ Lives

It’s tough to find something that people are more protective and passionate about than their pets. Dogs and cats in particular just have a way of blending into the fabric of families, couples and singles alike. Unfortunately, not all owners are able care and feed their pet or pets, especially…Read more

DDIY: Don’t Do It Yourself – A Look at Moving Yourself vs Hiring Help

DDIY: Don’t Do It Yourself – A Look at Moving Yourself vs Hiring Help

Moving your stuff yourself may seem to be the cheapest and easiest option — the one where you can leave it until the last minute because you’re on no one’s schedule but your own. But you may not be considering every facet that goes into a DIY move. Long story short,…Read more

5 Ways to Leverage Technology in Your Next Move

5 Ways to Leverage Technology in Your Next Move

“Ugh, time to move [again]. It’s the middle of summer? Great, I’ve always wanted to move in extreme heat. What a #blessed experience.” -Everyone ever. Moving can be hard, but it can also be done smart. Here are five apps you may not know about that will solve those, “oh,…Read more

Get Ready, Drivers. Roadcheck 2015 Starts Tuesday

Get Ready, Drivers. Roadcheck 2015 Starts Tuesday

Heads-up! Roadcheck 2015 is upon us…almost. According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and other government agencies, the International Roadcheck is scheduled for June 2 – 4, that’s next Tuesday through Thursday. The annual blitz will take nearly 10,000 inspectors from local, state and federal enforcement…Read more

First Impressions Last: Why Your uShip Profile Matters

First Impressions Last: Why Your uShip Profile Matters

What do you think your potential customers trust more? a. Newspaper articles b. Online customer reviews c. Ads in a magazine d. Online banner ads If you chose b. online customer reviews then you made the right call. Nielsen research says 70% of people trust online consumer opinions, second only…Read more