Industry News

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

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