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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

Amplify Your Income Tax Refund: Deduct Moving Expenses

Amplify Your Income Tax Refund: Deduct Moving Expenses

April 14th is just around the corner! If you moved over the past year, you can save some money by adding a few additional lines to your tax return. The moving expenses deduction process is simple and will easily put a few dollars back into your pocket. If you used…Read more

Freight News Roundup – GPS Solutions, New Con-way Facility in Texas and Powertrain Packages

Freight News Roundup – GPS Solutions, New Con-way Facility in Texas and Powertrain Packages

Every week, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news. FMCSA Issues GPS Recommendations For Truck Drivers – CDLlife.com A Last September, NY Senator Charles E. Schumer pleaded with the FMCSA to create a truck-specific GPS system, citing that…Read more

Giant Machines Find New Homes with uShip Marketplace Partners

Giant Machines Find New Homes with uShip Marketplace Partners

It’s no secret that many of the shipment listings on uShip come from awesome marketplace partner sites like Proxibid and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. The items purchased on these partner sites range from large to enormous: from rare antiques, to cars and boats, heavy equipment (in the case of Ritchie Bros.), and the contents of…Read more

Freight News Roundup – Diesel Prices Fall, Weight Limits Rise & The ATA Gets Mad

Freight News Roundup – Diesel Prices Fall, Weight Limits Rise & The ATA Gets Mad

Every week, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news. Diesel prices fall for the first time in six weeks, reports EIA – Logisticsmgmt.com After six weeks of steady increases, diesel fuel prices saw a decline this week with the…Read more

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