Recent Posts

US Military Veterans Shifting the Gears of the Driver Shortage

US Military Veterans Shifting the Gears of the Driver Shortage

Demand for transportation service providers is continually increasing, which could be trouble for the industry as there is a slight shortage of drivers currently. In fact, Lorie Qualls, system manager at Lone Star College – North Harris Transportation Institute, said that over the past 18 months, the market demand for…Read more

Laws of Supply and Demand: Why it’s Great to be a Trucker Today

Laws of Supply and Demand: Why it’s Great to be a Trucker Today

The trucking industry is alive and well. According to the August 2014 “Cass Freight Index Report,” freight volumes continue to rise, and did so more than 2 percent between July and August. The year-over-year change was nearly 5 percent as well. Expenditures also grew 8 percent year over year to…Read more

Regulations Prevent Movers from Completing Their Jobs

Regulations Prevent Movers from Completing Their Jobs

Household movers aren’t fans of the recently imposed federal regulations that cap drivers’ hours each day. In fact, they’re thoroughly opposed. The American Moving & Storage Association recently asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for exemption from the 14-hour daily cap, Overdrive Magazine reported. In a Federal Register notice…Read more

Happy Trucker Appreciation Week!

Happy Trucker Appreciation Week!

Happy Trucker Appreciation Week from uShip! As we all know, if you got it, a truck brought it. Behind every good truck is a good driver. Carriers, that’s where you come in – you’ve helped make uShip what it is today! This year we hit a lot of huge company…Read more

More Freight, More Money: The 5 Best States for Trucker Wages

More Freight, More Money: The 5 Best States for Trucker Wages

Domestic production is alive and well. The most recent PMI and ISM manufacturing indexes placed U.S. manufacturing at a score of 57.1 and 55.8, respectively, meaning the industry is doing well amid an overall economic recovery. As a result, more goods and services need to be transported, shipped and delivered…Read more

Updates to uShip’s User Agreement and Privacy Policy

We recently updated the uShip User Agreement and Privacy Policy on 9/11/2014 and the changes are now in effect for new and current members. As a courtesy to you, we’ve highlighted some of the key updates. User Agreement Updates Customer consent is required for the release of all payments and…Read more

The 2014 Road-Check Blitz: Are You Still in Service?

The 2014 Road-Check Blitz: Are You Still in Service?

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual road-check inspection blitz occurred between June 3 and 5 this summer, and it yielded some interesting results. According to Overdrive Magazine, a total of 72,415 drivers were inspected this year. Of that number, nearly 5 percent were put out of service, with almost half…Read more

Holy Ship, Batman! Batmobile Transport Over the Years

Holy Ship, Batman! Batmobile Transport Over the Years

While Commissioner Gordan may have Batman on-call when Gotham is in trouble, who does Batman contact when he is in need? None other than uShip! Today we can thank Instagram user amacro13 for sharing the newest model in the Batmobile line, allowing uShip transporters to give accurate bids for when Batman needs us….Read more

Diesel Regulations Have Truck Drivers Fuming

Diesel Regulations Have Truck Drivers Fuming

In recent years, consumers have made their stance clear on environmental issues: They want cleaner air. In fact, the general public has become more health-conscious as a whole. Even the federal government is pushing through legislation to clean up the air we breathe and regulate the food we choose to…Read more

Shipping Wars, uShip Inspire Modern-Day Griswold Family to Ship Replica Family Truckster

Shipping Wars, uShip Inspire Modern-Day Griswold Family to Ship Replica Family Truckster

“I just want you to ask yourself one thing. If you were…if you were me, wouldn’t you do the same thing for your children?” -Clark Griswold, Griswold Family Vacation Steve Griswold and his wife Lisa did just that. With their unique last name and inspired by the cult film’s 30th…Read more