Since the economy has been in the crapper and state budgets have fallen short, states are now finding every which way to squeeze revenue out of you with tickets and violations — no matter how big or small. Speeding tickets are the most obvious, but over the last 5 years I’ve seen a big increase in other citations as well.
National Public Radio ran a piece earlier this week on how economists are keeping an eye on trucking as a key indicator if we’ll stay out of another recession. In September, the ATA Truck Tonnage Index was up 1.6% month-over-month, which is good news for the economy.
Changes are reverberating through every sector as the global economy continues to retract. While U.S. job losses mount in the face of massive government bailouts and an unsteady housing market, China’s enormous economy is feeling the strain of the lack of demand for its consumer products. Nearly every country in…Read more
Today, for the 56th time in our nation’s history, we select the next President of the United States. Here’s a roundup of our coverage on the candidates on transportation issues:
The upcoming presidential election provides a choice between two very different candidates for highest office in the United States. While we here at uShip are non-partisan, we’ve decided to present you with a handy voting guide for John McCain and Barack Obama that outlines their stances on issues that matter…Read more
We are deep in the heart of the political season, meaning candidates, especially those running for president, are ready and willing to throw anything and everything at the American people in an effort to win votes.
Recently, talk of high fuel prices has dominated discussions about the shipping industry, so I wanted to take this chance to talk about a lighter topic: trucker hats. Synonymous with the truck driver, these hats enjoy popularity with people across the country and around the world.