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The Driver Shortage: Is There An End In Sight?

The Driver Shortage: Is There An End In Sight?

There’s a shortage in the trucking industry and markets across the entire consumer landscape are feeling the aftershock. The Detroit Free Press recently reported that a combination of new federal trucking regulations, a harsh winter across the country, jettisoned fuel costs and the increased demand of products needing handling and…Read more

The Future of Commerce: Free and Fast Shipping

The Future of Commerce: Free and Fast Shipping

The e-commerce industry is one of the fastest-growing marketplaces, thanks in part to advances to digital and mobile technologies. Patrons now have the ability to access myriad information from nearly any location, and that type of convenience is exactly what they’re looking for. From a business standpoint, it’s become increasingly…Read more

Reducing the Carbon Footprint of the Trucking Industry: What Lies Ahead?

Reducing the Carbon Footprint of the Trucking Industry: What Lies Ahead?

Most Americans know that semi trucks, while cumbersome on the road, are a necessary ingredient in the transportation industry. They’re the conduits that often transport a lot of what people consume every day, and without them, there would be a serious disconnect between manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers. Plus, long road…Read more

New Developments In Technology May Affect The Trucking Industry

New Developments In Technology May Affect The Trucking Industry

If you drive on a daily basis, you’re most likely not a stranger to the large 18-wheelers that often occupy our nation’s roads. Transportation service providers rely heavily on these big rigs to ship clients’ products from one location to the next, and without traditional freight shipping, consumers would be…Read more

Drones In The Transportation Industry: Could They Replace Truckers?

Drones In The Transportation Industry: Could They Replace Truckers?

Photo courtesy of cdllife.com To some, aerial drones are old news. The Obama administration has made headlines for its continued use of unmanned aerial vehicles in the Middle East, but the robotic flying machines may be making their way into consumer-based industries sooner than later. A recent 60 Minutes report…Read more

Transformer Trucks? New Technology You May Have Missed From MATS

Transformer Trucks? New Technology You May Have Missed From MATS

It’s been a couple weeks since the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS). Did you miss the newest releases from your favorite brands? Between displays of new products and features paired with historical looks back on the past decades of trucking, healthy debates and new ideas blossomed at MATS. Here’s a couple…Read more

How You Can Start Beating the Bank

How You Can Start Beating the Bank

It’s five o’clock on Friday. You’re tired, the bank is closed, and you just finished your last shipment. You’d love to access the money you just made, but with business days you may not get that money until next Tuesday. Crap. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a service where…Read more

Don’t Fear the Reefer: uShip’s Myers Honored by IRTA

John Williamson (left), Chairman of the International Refrigerated Transportation Association, presenting Charles Myers (right) with the 2013 IRTA Executive of the Year Award.

Charles “Charlie” Myers has never met an ice cream, gelato or soft-serve yogurt he didn’t like.  Aside from its pure deliciousness, it’s his true appreciation for what it took for that frozen concoction to reach him in the first place that makes it so sweet. The recently retired former GM…Read more

Top 5 Trends in Transport Technology (Hint: Adios to Phone, Fax, Email)

Top 5 Trends in Transport Technology (Hint: Adios to Phone, Fax, Email)

Are phone calls, faxes and e-mail going the way of the 8-track tape and Walkman in the logistics industry? That’s a question tackled by Jim Bramlett, uShip’s GM of Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) freight in an opinion piece published by Transport Topics this week. Read the full article here. In Jim’s opinion, the…Read more

Update: The HOS Rules are Challenged by Drivers and Senators

Update: The HOS Rules are Challenged by Drivers and Senators

The FMCSA Hours of Service (HOS) changes that went into effect July 1, 2013 are taking a toll on American drivers. Service providers from all over the country have taken to the internet to explain their situation and how the new HOS rule is affecting them, especially the new restart…Read more