Articles written by: David Berger

Shipping Wars Recap: “Speed” Kills

Shipping Wars Recap: “Speed” Kills

Season 7 of Shipping Wars continues with a boatload of crazy. First up, Jarrett may have met his match. Episode 3 Recap: Jarrett finds a load that seems like easy money, but quickly finds himself in a competitive bidding battle. The “shipment,” traveling from Moscow, Idaho, to Los Angeles, was…Read more

The Sharing Economy: A Growing Trend, Especially in Transportation

The Sharing Economy: A Growing Trend, Especially in Transportation

Like it or not, we are all becoming members of the sharing economy. Its own ecosystem of goods and services performed from peer-to-peer, the sharing economy is a major part of our daily lives. A growing number of new-business ventures are creating digital marketplaces to help people connect with each other- typically…Read more

Truck Drivers, Stay in Your Seats: Driverless Trucks Have an Uphill Battle

Truck Drivers, Stay in Your Seats: Driverless Trucks Have an Uphill Battle

According to a new study released by transportation business software consultants Software Advice, two-thirds of respondents said they would feel less safe sharing the road with driverless semi-trucks, with 54 percent showing no change in sentiment even if it meant cheaper consumer products or reduced carbon emissions. Women were also…Read more

The 10 Best Highway Restaurants in America

The 10 Best Highway Restaurants in America

Whether you’re hauling a load from coast to coast or simply making a regional delivery, proper nourishment is a necessity on the road. Regardless of the circumstance, an empty stomach deserves high-quality eats. In no particular order, here are 10 of the best highway eateries the country has to offer:…Read more

Americans Want More Fuel Efficient Trucks

Americans Want More Fuel Efficient Trucks

A growing environmentally conscious public landscape has turned its collective eye to fuel efficiency, particularly in the transportation industry. According to a recent survey conducted by the Consumer Federation of America, nearly three-quarters of Americans support regulations that would require manufacturers to improve semi truck fuel economy to lower fuel…Read more

States Request Over $9 Billion for Highways and Infrastructure Improvement

States Request Over $9 Billion for Highways and Infrastructure Improvement

Our nation’s roads are about to undergo quite a face-lift. According to a recent press release, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced 72 projects that will receive a grand total of $600 million from the sixth round of its Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program. The DOT’s TIGER program is…Read more

California’s Electric Highway: It’s Really Happening!

California’s Electric Highway: It’s Really Happening!

With the national push to find and develop cleaner alternative energy sources, the Golden State is focusing its energy on creating a cleaner transportation infrastructure. Ranked by CNBC as the nation’s fifth-greenest state, California recently announced its plans to test out a new, electric cable-powered trucking system in the near…Read more

The Most Popular Cars of 2014

The Most Popular Cars of 2014

Domestic automotive market growth is coinciding with the national economic recovery as demand for new cars continues to increase. In fact, the rise in vehicle sales is projected to continue throughout the remainder of the year, according to Edmunds.com. In September specifically, auto sales grew 11 percent year over year….Read more

Los Angeles is Developing an Electric-Powered Highway

Los Angeles is Developing an Electric-Powered Highway

The most frequently used shipping port in the U.S. is in Los Angeles. The Southern California port moved more than 8 million twenty-foot equivalents in 2012, or twenty-foot equivalent containers – the 16th-most in the world that year. The next closest port, Long Beach, moved more than 6 million TEUs…Read more

East Coast Truckers Be Prepared for Your Road Inspection!

East Coast Truckers Be Prepared for Your Road Inspection!

If you’re hauling a load on the East Coast, you may be subject to closer scrutiny when it comes to inspections, according to new research. Overdrive Magazine recently ranked Maryland as the most intense when it came to road inspections in the country, with Pennsylvania second. The number of inspections…Read more