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East Coast Truckers Be Prepared for Your Road Inspection!

East Coast Truckers Be Prepared for Your Road Inspection!

If you’re hauling a load on the East Coast, you may be subject to closer scrutiny when it comes to inspections, according to new research. Overdrive Magazine recently ranked Maryland as the most intense when it came to road inspections in the country, with Pennsylvania second. The number of inspections…Read more

Available Truck Parking Coming to a Highway Near You!

Available Truck Parking Coming to a Highway Near You!

Believe it or not, technology has been a large part of the trucking industry for quite some time. New advancements have generally been made with regard to vehicle performance, aerodynamics and aspects that pertain specifically to the truck while it’s running. Although these improvements have been industry-altering, new technology is…Read more

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

Alternative Energy Trucks: Is this an Affordable Reality?

Alternative Energy Trucks: Is this an Affordable Reality?

The federal government is making strides toward improving fuel efficiency in mid-sized and large freight trucks, echoing recent public sentiment to reduce the carbon footprint in the transportation industry. According to industry website Domestic Fuel, the U.S. Department of Energy recently announced its plans for 31 new projects aimed at expediting…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