Industry News

Freight News Roundup – Car/Truck Crash Stats, Big Rigs from the Future, Oil and Cash

Freight News Roundup – Car/Truck Crash Stats, Big Rigs from the Future, Oil and Cash

Every week, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news. Report: Car drivers at fault in nearly 80 percent of car-truck crashes? - OverdriveOnline.com In pulling together several significant studies from the last decade, the American Trucking Associations has released a…Read more

Love at First Site: Freight Matchmaking Goes Digital

Love at First Site: Freight Matchmaking Goes Digital

Traditional loadboards have long been the freight matchmakers of the shipping world, where shippers and carriers get connected like online dating services.  The “dating” process typically begins online, but then one thing leads to another and it moves offline (unless you play football for Notre Dame) where shippers, brokers and carriers finish the…Read more

uShip’s Top 25 Most Shipped Cars & Light Trucks

uShip’s Top 25 Most Shipped Cars & Light Trucks

Some sites like KBB.com (Kelley Blue Book) put out their “most-researched” used cars list, while Google has a consistent measurement of consumer interest with its Google Trends tool. All good stuff, but these rankings only show consumer intent, not necessarily a consumer’s ultimate purchase or action related to that intent….Read more

Freight News Roundup – Truck of the Future, the Truckpocalypse & New CSA Changes

Freight News Roundup – Truck of the Future, the Truckpocalypse & New CSA Changes

Every week, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news. Is This The Truck Of The Future? - CDLLife.com CDL Life has brought you features on trucks that have been coined t the trucks of the future.  AirFlow is hoping the BulletTruck will shape the future…Read more

uShip Secures $18M in Venture Funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

uShip Secures $18M in Venture Funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Looking back on 2012, it’s been uShip’s best on many accounts – record volumes and registrations, featured in a reality TV series, an amazing influx of talent, the list goes on.  And we’re not letting up as the year comes to a close.  In fact, today we’re announcing uShip has secured $18M…Read more

Freight News Roundup – Jaccuzzis, Floods, Fuels, and the Longest Trucks in North America

Freight News Roundup – Jaccuzzis, Floods, Fuels, and the Longest Trucks in North America

Every week, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news.   Sixty feet of controversy - Walmart’s new ‘supercube’ trailer hauls 30% more payload. So, why isn’t the industry celebrating its arrival? - Truck News (Canada) On Nov. 6, Walmart Canada…Read more

Transporters Warming to Tablets for Business, Interest Doubles in Single Year

Transporters Warming to Tablets for Business, Interest Doubles in Single Year

It seems every technology goes through this cycle – a new product hits the market, gains market share, and then replicas and wannabes flood the market, only to cause consumer buying confusion due to an overabundance of choice.  The PC market had it. Cell phones did it. And now tablets…Read more

The Cheapest Way to Move Out of State: Don’t Do It Yourself

The Cheapest Way to Move Out of State: Don’t Do It Yourself

What is the absolute cheapest way to move out of state or move your stuff out of storage? The answer is simple: Choose a professional, reliable moving company that actively competes for your business. You might think renting a U-Haul or Penske truck and spending a couple days on the road is the…Read more

uShip Mobile Survey: Truck Drivers Prefer Android over iPhone 2-to-1

uShip Mobile Survey:  Truck Drivers Prefer Android over iPhone 2-to-1

Today uShip released the results of its third annual mobile usage survey, designed to give the industry some insights into how over-the-road truck drivers are using their mobile phones, apps and other wireless devices for business.  Over the coming days, we’ll be rolling out various pieces from this survey, including data that shows increased mobile…Read more

Freight News Roundup – The Election, Hurricane Sandy, Insanely Long Trucks and Red Light Camera-Evading Tech

Freight News Roundup – The Election, Hurricane Sandy, Insanely Long Trucks and Red Light Camera-Evading Tech

Every week, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news. This week we’re following up on the ongoing effect of Hurricane Sandy on freight in the Northeast. You’ll also find links to ATA’s report on the massive shortage of…Read more