Articles written by: David Berger

US Military Veterans Shifting the Gears of the Driver Shortage

US Military Veterans Shifting the Gears of the Driver Shortage

Demand for transportation service providers is continually increasing, which could be trouble for the industry as there is a slight shortage of drivers currently. In fact, Lorie Qualls, system manager at Lone Star College – North Harris Transportation Institute, said that over the past 18 months, the market demand for…Read more

Laws of Supply and Demand: Why it’s Great to be a Trucker Today

Laws of Supply and Demand: Why it’s Great to be a Trucker Today

The trucking industry is alive and well. According to the August 2014 “Cass Freight Index Report,” freight volumes continue to rise, and did so more than 2 percent between July and August. The year-over-year change was nearly 5 percent as well. Expenditures also grew 8 percent year over year to…Read more

Regulations Prevent Movers from Completing Their Jobs

Regulations Prevent Movers from Completing Their Jobs

Household movers aren’t fans of the recently imposed federal regulations that cap drivers’ hours each day. In fact, they’re thoroughly opposed. The American Moving & Storage Association recently asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for exemption from the 14-hour daily cap, Overdrive Magazine reported. In a Federal Register notice…Read more

Alternative Energy Trucks: Is this an Affordable Reality?

Alternative Energy Trucks: Is this an Affordable Reality?

The federal government is making strides toward improving fuel efficiency in mid-sized and large freight trucks, echoing recent public sentiment to reduce the carbon footprint in the transportation industry. According to industry website Domestic Fuel, the U.S. Department of Energy recently announced its plans for 31 new projects aimed at expediting…Read more

More Freight, More Money: The 5 Best States for Trucker Wages

More Freight, More Money: The 5 Best States for Trucker Wages

Domestic production is alive and well. The most recent PMI and ISM manufacturing indexes placed U.S. manufacturing at a score of 57.1 and 55.8, respectively, meaning the industry is doing well amid an overall economic recovery. As a result, more goods and services need to be transported, shipped and delivered…Read more

The 2014 Road-Check Blitz: Are You Still in Service?

The 2014 Road-Check Blitz: Are You Still in Service?

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual road-check inspection blitz occurred between June 3 and 5 this summer, and it yielded some interesting results. According to Overdrive Magazine, a total of 72,415 drivers were inspected this year. Of that number, nearly 5 percent were put out of service, with almost half…Read more

Holy Ship, Batman! Batmobile Transport Over the Years

Holy Ship, Batman! Batmobile Transport Over the Years

While Commissioner Gordan may have Batman on-call when Gotham is in trouble, who does Batman contact when he is in need? None other than uShip! Today we can thank Instagram user amacro13 for sharing the newest model in the Batmobile line, allowing uShip transporters to give accurate bids for when Batman needs us….Read more

Diesel Regulations Have Truck Drivers Fuming

Diesel Regulations Have Truck Drivers Fuming

In recent years, consumers have made their stance clear on environmental issues: They want cleaner air. In fact, the general public has become more health-conscious as a whole. Even the federal government is pushing through legislation to clean up the air we breathe and regulate the food we choose to…Read more

America’s Top 5 Boat Shows: When and Where to go?

America’s Top 5 Boat Shows: When and Where to go?

The summer months are nearly coming to a close, but that’s not to say that outdoor enthusiasts don’t have enough time to enjoy the remaining warm weather. One of the best things about the warmest season of the year is that to beat the heat, nature lovers will take to…Read more

Hurting at the pump? Not Diesel Guys!

Hurting at the pump? Not Diesel Guys!

Diesel fuel prices are a bit of an anomaly in the energy industry. In fact, the cost of diesel continues to steadily decline as the expense of fuel moves in the opposite direction. Citing the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration, Overdrive Magazine recently reported that the price of…Read more