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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

Freight News Roundup – LNG Fueling Centers, Rest Areas Stay Open and Robot Trucks

Freight News Roundup – LNG Fueling Centers, Rest Areas Stay Open and Robot Trucks

Every week, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news. Biz Buzz: Shell, TA announce plans to develop LNG fueling centers – LandlineMag.com Shell and Travel Centers of America LLC have agreed to work together on a nation-wide network…Read more

Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Are You A Distracted Driver?

Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Are You A Distracted Driver?

Are you a Distracted Driver? According to the National Safety Council, one in three Americans should say “yes.” April has been dubbed National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and there are plenty of resources to learn about how to decrease the number of distracted drivers.

#Cargotecture: Businesses Find New Space In Shipping Containers

#Cargotecture: Businesses Find New Space In Shipping Containers

Over the past several years, a growing number of architects have found a highly sustainable, affordable and practical building solution with previously used shipping containers. As an eco-friendly and boldly geometric design strategy, these architects stack and reconfigure containers in every possible way: placing them on top of one another, side-by-side,…Read more

Freight News Roundup: New Super Truck Saves Money, Caterpillar Handles Another Lawsuit and Freightliner Recalls 46,000 Trucks

Freight News Roundup: New Super Truck Saves Money, Caterpillar Handles Another Lawsuit and Freightliner Recalls 46,000 Trucks

Every week, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news. New ‘Super Truck’ Promises Huge Fuel Savings for Big Rigs – Wired.com Peterbuilt and Cummins have successfully fabricated a new trailer that clocks just under 10 mpg. A big…Read more

Freight News Roundup – Navistar Turnaround, Volvo VNX and Natural Gas Trucks

Freight News Roundup – Navistar Turnaround, Volvo VNX and Natural Gas Trucks

Every week, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news. Navistar’s Clarke Talks Change, Opportunity, Turnaround – TruckingInfo.com Navistar International’s new CEO, Troy Clarke jumped into the  Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association annual Breakfast Briefing at the Mid America Trucking…Read more