The uShip family was deeply saddened to hear of Roy Garber’s passing on January 17. We’ve known Roy a long time, nearly 5 years since he joined uShip as a service provider in February 2009. In 2011, he was cast for Shipping Wars and in 2012, as the show…Read more
Since the economy has been in the crapper and state budgets have fallen short, states are now finding every which way to squeeze revenue out of you with tickets and violations — no matter how big or small. Speeding tickets are the most obvious, but over the last 5 years I’ve seen a big increase in other citations as well.
As a hot shot hauler, trailer versatility is the name of the game when booking loads. I run with four trailers total — two enclosed and two flatbed trailers — because running with just one trailer limits the types of jobs you are able to haul. Here’s what I run with, depending…Read more
Repairing things has always been a skill of mine. I’m a certified welder and built houses for 20 years in areas with huge snowfall. In other words, I had to work harder at making them stronger. Fixing things is an unavoidable task–at home and on the job.The same goes maintenance…Read more
The costs of being an owner/operator on the road can add up pretty quickly if you don’t know what you’re doing. I’ve been there; done that. Lucky for you, I’m going to share my 5 best ways to take that bottom line and stretch it as far as it will…Read more
As THE professional hot-shotter, I’ve driven all over the country with expensive cargo in tow. Along the way, I’ve seen more than a few speed traps and learned just about everything there is to know about avoiding them. Starter Tip: Don’t Speed In the First Place I’ll give you the…Read more
I’ve been a lot places, seen a lot of things in my 30 years of business. Owned my own plumbing, construction, welding businesses – and over the last 5 years, Arbie’s Team Transport. And I’ve had to deal with my share of customers over that time too. I take a different approach…Read more
Are you a CMV operator? Have you gotten more than three tickets? If you have, you’re an idiot. I don’t have time for idiots. No hauler has time for tickets. They’re a pain in the ass and cost you money. You can avoid getting a speeding ticket while you’re on the road….Read more