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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

A Hidden Giant: The American Trucking Industry By The Numbers

A Hidden Giant: The American Trucking Industry By The Numbers

Almost everything that can be bought at a store–from WalMart to Dillards to the Grocery Store–got onto the shelves at said store via the Commercial Transportation Industry. These trucks and Service Providers are the reason Texans get to eat Alaskan King Crab legs in the middle of the summer and…Read more

On the Marc: 5 Over-The-Road Tips for Managing HOS Changes

On the Marc: 5 Over-The-Road Tips for Managing HOS Changes

In case you haven’t heard, the FMCSA’s Hours of Service rules have changed, effective today, July 1.  Like a lot of guys I’ve talked to about it, I had to get myself familiar with the changes and ultimately how it would impact my business and what it would take to…Read more

Bridges Over Troubled Water: Nation’s Bridge Infrastructure

Bridges Over Troubled Water: Nation’s Bridge Infrastructure

Did you know that in the United States’ 100 largest metro areas alone, there are more structurally deficient bridges than there are McDonald’s restaurants in the entire country? Put another way, America’s bridges are crumbling. Recent studies show that countless bridges across the United States have been in use far longer…Read more

Freight News Roundup – Healthcare Reform, Carbon Tax and Skagit River Bridge Collapse

Freight News Roundup – Healthcare Reform, Carbon Tax and Skagit River Bridge Collapse

Every week, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news. Healthcare Reform: Pay or Play – TruckingInfo.com Trucking companies are chanigng the way they handle their healthcare coverage due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which requires individuals to…Read more

uShip Marketplace Partner: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Know Heavy Equipment

uShip Marketplace Partner: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Know Heavy Equipment

As we’ve mentioned before, many shipments on uShip from awesome uShip marketplace partner sites like Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. The items purchased on the Ritchie Bros. site range from pickup trucks to construction equipment to massive dozers and cranes for mining operations — the kinds of heavy equipment that allow the world to move and…Read more

Team Driving: 8 Insights on Trucking with a Partner

Team Driving: 8 Insights on Trucking with a Partner

Have you ever wondered what it would like to be a team driver? If you’re not employed in the trucking industry, team driving is a term for two people that take turns driving a semi-truck and managing different loads on the road. Many owner-operators that book loads on uShip happen…Read more

Freight News Roundup – Gains in Trucking Employment, Trucking Conditions Improve and Medical Exams are Expedited

Freight News Roundup – Gains in Trucking Employment, Trucking Conditions Improve and Medical Exams are Expedited

Every week, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news. Trucking employment surged in April as unemployment dropped – OverdriveOnline.com According to preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, April saw an increase of 11,700 jobs in…Read more

Marketplace Partner Spotlight: What’s Shipping with Proxibid?

Marketplace Partner Spotlight: What’s Shipping with Proxibid?

Guest Contributer: Dana Kaufman, of Proxibid Since January, Proxibid buyers have taken advantage of uShip’s services to ship nearly 200 items throughout the US. Ever wonder what’s being purchased in the Proxibid Marketplace, and shipped to a new home? Well…just about everything! Read on to find out.

Top Ten Causes of Truck Accidents: Traffic, Roads, Fatigue and More

Top Ten Causes of Truck Accidents: Traffic, Roads, Fatigue and More

All drivers, but especially commercial drivers, should be careful on the road at all times. That’s the message behind transportation policy in the United States in general — it resonates with the way lawmakers address fatigue in Hours of Service and other regulatory laws in the trucking industry. And for good…Read more