A Dead-Head’s Commute: Moving Your Taxidermy

If you have purchased taxidermy or had your own hunting trophies mounted, you understand the value in taxidermy–it’s not just a belonging, there are emotional ties to the trophy. Move your taxidermy with care so that as it hangs on your wall or sits on a shelf in your new location–it is just as majestic… Read More

U-Haul vs. uShip: What’s the Cheapest Way to Move Out of State?

It was Tuesday night about 10pm and things were looking bleak.  My uShip listing – a standard household move going 1100+ miles from Northern Arizona to Austin – had received ZERO bids and just a few sniffing questions from transporters. With my must-move date just three days away on Friday, I began doubting I’d get… Read More

The Vinyl Frontier: How to Move Your Record Collection

Whether you’re moving from your parents’ house, heading off to college, or relocating across the country, moving your sacred vinyl collection is arguably the most painstaking part of your move. Because, let’s face it: family heirlooms don’t hold a candle to your priceless set of hand-curated vinyl records. Pack Your Vinyl Records Well First, snag… Read More

Team Driving: 8 Insights on Trucking with a Partner

  Have you ever wondered what it would like to be a team driver? If you’re not employed in the trucking industry, team driving is a term for two people that take turns driving a semi-truck and managing different loads on the road. Many owner-operators that book loads on uShip happen to be husband-wife teams,… Read More

Top Ten Causes of Truck Accidents: Traffic, Roads, Fatigue and More

All drivers, but especially commercial drivers, should be careful on the road at all times. That’s the message behind transportation policy in the United States in general — it resonates with the way lawmakers address fatigue in Hours of Service and other regulatory laws in the trucking industry. And for good reason: fatigue-related accidents happen every day,… Read More

Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Are You A Distracted Driver?

Are you a Distracted Driver? According to the National Safety Council, one in three Americans should say “yes.” April has been dubbed National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and there are plenty of resources to learn about how to decrease the number of distracted drivers.

Spring Storage Guide: Taking Your Motorcycle Out of Storage

By Guest Contributor Jenny Zhang, SpareFoot It seems like just yesterday that we were writing about winter storage tips for your motorcycle. That frosty time has come and gone–it’s spring again! While some unfortunate citizens in the north might still be encountering snow, it’s pretty much smooth sailing down in the south; Austin, TX has been maintaining a… Read More

NERDS ROCK III – uShip House Party & unSXSW Interactive Kickoff

NERDS UNITE!  The Annual Nerds Rock Party hosted by uShip is back for round three. On the Saturday of SXSW Interactive, there will be a triumphant return of Live Music, Open Bar, and Free Food. Artists The Crystal Ark, Neon Indian, and Cherub will be providing tunes at the uShip World Headquarters for a night… Read More

On the Marc: How To Start a Successful Trucking Business

  Over the summer, a CNN Money article ran that was titled “Tons of trucking jobs…that nobody wants.“ It basically claimed that during tough economic times with high unemployment,  Americans should be jumping at the chance to work – including trucking, but that with a driver shortage, it seems it’s a job nobody wants. True, there is a shortage… Read More