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When you spend your working days in a vehicle, you need a good source of news, information, and entertainment. Whether you’ve got a career in trucking, or you’re just starting out, you can gain a lot from podcasts. The Long Haul makes it easy for you to get updates about our product, trucking news, and hear directly from the people behind uShip any time, anywhere. Our episodes are free and on-demand. Welcome to your new trucking podcast.

Podcasts hosts: Joe, Carrier Success Manager & Lisa, Marketing Manager. Joe works directly with carriers to make sure you find success with the uShip platform. Lisa has 8 years history in the transportation industry.

When you spend your working days in a vehicle, you need a good source of news, information, and entertainment. Whether you’ve got a career in trucking, or you’re just starting out, you can gain a lot from podcasts. The Long Haul makes it easy for you to get updates about our product, trucking news, and hear directly from the people behind uShip any time, anywhere. Our episodes are free and on-demand. Welcome to your new trucking podcast.

Podcasts hosts: Joe, Carrier Success Manager & Lisa, Marketing Manager. Joe works directly with carriers to make sure you find success with the uShip platform. Lisa has 8 years history in the transportation industry.

Better Shipment Tracking Means Happier Customers
Online buyers have become accustomed to shipment tracking, but large and bulky e-commerce orders — items like furniture, kayaks, and e-bikes — can throw a wrench in that process. The Long Haul podcast host Joe Hafkey gets both the shipper and carrier perspective when it comes to digital shipment tracking, also known as Electronic Bill of Lading (eBOL). He interviews CircleB Shipping, a top 20 carrier on uShip and avid user or eBOL, as well as Dominique D., a uShip customer success manager who reveals what high volume business shippers find most important when it comes to large-item shipment tracking and delivery.

How to Handle Eye Strain & Night Driving (Guest: Dr. Eric Buensecuso)
Whatever takes you onto the road or highway after dark, glare and bright lights from on-coming traffic can be a major night driving hazard. Dr. Eric Buensecuso, a doctor of optometry for 25 years, shares his recommendations on lenses, tints and eyewear for night driving, as well as tips for coping with dry, tired eyes for longer trips. Also, as the nation’s largest truck-stop chains require face masks, The Long Haul podcast host Joe Hafkey talks with recurring guest Dean Jutilla about Iowa80, the World’s Biggest Truckstop that’s six times larger than The Pentagon and far easier to get into. If you think it’s just for truckers, think again. Half of Iowa80’s visitors are casual road trippers.

Summer Transport Trend Spotting with uShip CEO Kris Lamb
The Long Haul podcast host Joe Hafkey sits down with uShip CEO Kris Lamb for an exclusive interview to talk about summer shipping trends and how carriers on uShip can find available loads to keep their trucks and trailers full. As uShip has seen freight demand on its marketplace rise to pre-COVID 19 levels, Kris reveals top commodities seeing a rebound, what carriers might expect around freight volumes as states reopen, and how the impact of e-commerce is a golden opportunity for transport service providers, whether they drive a sprinter van, car hauler, box truck, pickup, or flatbed.

Joe and Dean discuss how an economic recovery and increased demand on uShip is bucking the current trucking industry trend that finds many small fleets struggling to make ends meet. Find out what categories are driving the shipping economy resurgence across uShip. They also share three things transporters can do right now to improve their uShip profiles and attract more business as things rebound across the marketplace, including exclusive shipments from serious business shippers.

OVER-THE-ROAD DISPATCHES AND HOW TO THINK ABOUT USHIP FEES

uShip’s Joe Hafkey and Dean Jutilla share what they are hearing from first-hand conversations with some of uShip’s top high-volume carriers. Topics include state-to-state travel and tips for what documents to have if stopped when entering into a coronavirus hot spot state. They also discuss uShip fees, and at a time when freight is thin, the role uShip plays in serving as a freight source and marketing and sales department so transporters don’t need to do it themselves.

USHIP’S FREE LOAD BOARD PROVIDING JOBS FOR HOTSHOT DRIVERS

Host Joe Hafkey and guest Dean Jutilla, both of uShip, discuss how the impact of COVID-19 — and the resulting freight plunge — is forcing many transporters and owner-operators to diversify beyond the types of freight they usually haul. They also discuss how uShip can serve as a free load board that provides jobs for hotshot drivers looking for work. With more than 7,000 shipments available on uShip at any given time, there’s always something to fit in the back of a pickup, enclosed trailer, box truck or flatbed. Joe and Dean also talk about ways carriers can help others through charitable shipments on uShip, something the company has done since its inception in 2004.

Episode 8 of The Long Haul gives you a head start for your most successful year yet. Joe sits down with our Product Content Manager, Cody Holden to debate the pickup of the future, the Tesla Cybertruck against the pickup trucks of today. We also talk with Taylor, Sr. Manager of Customer Ops with uShip. Our customer operations team is on the front line all day, every day to support all of our users. Taylor provides some insight into how to level up your business on uShip.

Technology has entered the logistics and transportation industry, are you using it to its full advantage? In episode 7 of The Long Haul, Joe sits down with uShip CEO, Kris Lamb to talk about the modernization of logistics through technology. We highlight how to leverage new technology to solve customer challenges and organize your business. Listen and find out how to start using uShip’s technology and how to take advantage of what’s out there.

On this episode of the Long Haul from uShip, we sit down with our Marketing guru Dean Jutilla to learn about some reality TV opportunities for carriers. Senior Product Manager Jonathan Malone stops in to unveil some exciting updates to our uShip carrier profiles and ratings & reviews. uShip Sales Manager, Reid Kegel some big news about uShip’s new partnership with Etsy and how that means more work for carriers. We’ve got you numbered. Joe shares some insights we gleaned from our In-Home Delivery carrier base. Enjoy the ride.

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Summer is here and so is The Long Haul from uShip. Episode 5 reveals secrets of success and some very exciting uShip product previews that will make life easier on the road. Did your feedback score just drop? Find out why you’re not alone. uShip’s Sr. Director of Product, Robin Reynolds brings the inside scoop on the fleet of features on the horizon to make your job easier. What was Marc Springer’s favorite shipment while on Shipping Wars? Find out directly from him, here on The Long Haul.

School may be out but The Long Haul is still truckin’. Episode 4 is here we’re bringing the heat. Dean Jutilla is back with some new trends in downsizing. We’ve got Rachael Jordan from our product team gives us a behind the scenes look into our integration with Stripe and updates to uShip payments processing. Joe and Lisa discuss the pros and cons of dashcams, and if you listen closely, you can find out how to win a dashcam yourself!

Spring is here and so is episode 3 of The Long Haul. This episode gives you behind the scenes information on uShip’s In-Home Delivery product. Account Manager Team Lead, Cat Traub shares what clients expect when you offer in-home delivery services. Catch up on what people are shipping this spring, and find out why truck loyalty is flying out the window. Finally, hear the tale behind Route 66’s Cadillac Ranch.

This episode of The Long Haul celebrates Women of Logistics and is brought to you by uShip’s In-Home Delivery. Check it out to learn more about some women in the spotlight, hear from our EVP of Operations, Heather Hoover. We’ve also got updates on what In-Home Delivery means for you, our carriers, and information on our new mobile app. Give it a listen, rate, and subscribe to get all The Long Haul updates.

In the inaugural episode, Lisa and Joe talk uShip Tracking and bizarre shipments of 2018. They also speak with Dean Jutilla about some transport trends to look out for in 2019. uShip CEO, Mike Williams makes an appearance to give a behind the scenes glimpse at what uShip is doing right now. Check it out, subscribe and rate us!

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