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Asleep Behind the Wheel: What’s Causing Fatigue Related Accidents?

Asleep Behind the Wheel: What’s Causing Fatigue Related Accidents?

Although the frequency of trucking accidents are relatively low compared to non-commercial crashes, the damaging effects of a semi-truck wreck are exponentially higher. The sheer size and inertia of an 18-wheeler far outweigh regular vehicles on the road, which typically don’t stand a chance against their much larger counterparts. According…Read more

uShip Teams Up with Penske to Help DIY Movers With Specialized Shipments

uShip Teams Up with Penske to Help DIY Movers With Specialized Shipments

One of transporters biggest complaints about shippers is their inability to estimate how much stuff they really have. Providers often show up at locations and realize the extent – and perhaps more importantly, the difficulty – required to move said items was way underestimated in the listing. This even applies…Read more

The Golden State No More: The 3 Worst Things About Hauling in California

The Golden State No More: The 3 Worst Things About Hauling in California

Transporters know that every state has its ups and downs when it comes to cross-country trips. While some regions of the U.S. offer scenic landscapes accompanied by blue skies, others provide less memorable views. When it comes to hauling loads, each state has its own sets of regulations and requirements that…Read more

Moving a 200-ton Spectrometer: THIS IS NUTS.

Moving a 200-ton Spectrometer: THIS IS NUTS.

Europe’s quaint, small streets are fantastic for perusing, people watching, and facilitating 200-ton Spectrometer transport. Wait, what? That’s what happened when people living in Leopoldshafen, Germany witnessed this monstrosity moving through the narrow streets of their town. What looked other-worldly was in fact the principle spectrometer of the Katrin experiment,…Read more

In-Cab Cameras: A Driver’s Best Defense

In-Cab Cameras: A Driver’s Best Defense

According to industry website TruckInfo.net, an estimated 41,000 to 45,000 traffic deaths occur every year within the U.S. Of that seemingly high statistics, 80 percent are the fault of non-commercial drivers. The accident ratio may seem low, but leaders in the freight industry want to reduce that figure even further….Read more

Hips Don’t Lie: Sturgis is a Long Ride

Hips Don’t Lie: Sturgis is a Long Ride

Being a part of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is an experience unlike any other. Whether you are a newcomer or a Sturgis veteran, it’s about having pride in your ride and being with your best buds. Riding to Sturgis is part of that, but the time commitment is a balancing…Read more

Vactrains: The Transportation Industry’s Next Revolution

Vactrains: The Transportation Industry’s Next Revolution

A recent shortage in truck drivers in the transportation industry has experts unsure of what the future may bring, but a new concept may provide a sustainable and low-cost alternative to traditional conveyance. Although it’s more of a theory than an actual reality, CNBC recently reported that an emerging technology…Read more

Craft Brewers: 3 Tips on How to Ship Your Alcohol Across State Lines

Craft Brewers: 3 Tips on How to Ship Your Alcohol Across State Lines

Even the most recreational of drinkers know that alcohol has cemented its place in American folklore over the past two and a half centuries. Major historical events such as the Prohibition Era in the 1920s attempted to outlaw beer, wine and spirits, but the government’s effort was to no avail,…Read more

The Driver Shortage: Is There An End In Sight?

The Driver Shortage: Is There An End In Sight?

There’s a shortage in the trucking industry and markets across the entire consumer landscape are feeling the aftershock. The Detroit Free Press recently reported that a combination of new federal trucking regulations, a harsh winter across the country, jettisoned fuel costs and the increased demand of products needing handling and…Read more

The 4 Worst States to be a Transporter

The 4 Worst States to be a Transporter

United States transportation service providers are no strangers to crossing state borders. Freight shipping in the U.S. has become a massive industry thanks in part to improved logistics and a strong national infrastructure. Some companies now have the ability to move parcels across long distances, but not all states abide by…Read more