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World’s Most Interesting Truckers

World’s Most Interesting Truckers

Sit down with a truck driver for an hour and you’ll hear some of the most interesting stories you’ve ever come across. Drivers are an underappreciated and colorful bunch. Here at uShip we’ve collected who we feel are the world’s most interesting truckers. John Coster-Mullen – This long-haul driver from…Read more

Amazing Video: Truck Hijacking in Atlanta

Amazing Video: Truck Hijacking in Atlanta

http://youtu.be/k7rxyunaXCE Like many throughout the country, those of us at uShip watched the news on Tuesday to see a truck hijacked and leading police on a chase in Georgia. Although truck owner Torrey Robert Lang made a valiant showing at trying to stop the hijacker, this scene is far from…Read more

Improved Support for Canada on uShip.com

Improved Support for Canada on uShip.com

uShip.com has improved searching and mapping capabilities for shipments beginning or ending in Canada. This includes any cross-border loads as well as intra-Canadian shipments. Benefits for Transportation Service Providers: Access an interactive map showing all U.S. states and Canadian provinces to search for loads. Use the geographic search to locate nearby…Read more

Revenge of the Supertrucks

Revenge of the Supertrucks

Imagine your normal pickup truck on steroids, then mutated and finally multiplied by a million horsepower. Depending on your interpretation, odds are that your mental image looks something like one of the behemoths below.  If you thought Transformers were the only supertrucks out there, think again. These monster machines are…Read more

Faster Bidding With New Bid Form

Faster Bidding With New Bid Form

The Bid Form used by Transportation Service Providers to place bids on shipments has been reorganized and redesigned to help members place bids more effectively andwin more jobs. Changes to the Bid Form: Collapsible Sections – Default settings collapse and display a summary of options to save space on the page. Payment Terms – Payment methods and details are now…Read more

Last Week to Enter uShip Moviemaker Sweepstakes

Last Week to Enter uShip Moviemaker Sweepstakes

The entry period for the uShip Moviemaker Sweepstakes is coming to an end this week. The sweepstakes is open to all Service Providers that add a promotional video to their uShip profile by March 31. Uploading a video about you and your company is a great way to let potential…Read more

Highway Heroes Brave Danger to Help Others

Highway Heroes Brave Danger to Help Others

Goodyear tire company recently honored the nominees of its 26th Annual Highway Hero award at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY. The Highway Hero award honors those who go out of their way in harrowing circumstances to help others.The finalists are: Roy Hacket of Nashville TN, who stopped to pull…Read more

Trucking Companies Face New Problem: Too Many Drivers

Trucking Companies Face New Problem: Too Many Drivers

Trucking companies have always had a hard time keeping drivers.  Life on the road is not for everyone. Long hours away from home, cramped quarters, and tight deadlines led to turnover rates of 100% to 150% a year. Trucking companies spent millions of dollars a year in advertising just to…Read more

The Wildest and Most Notorious Acts of Modern Piracy

The Wildest and Most Notorious Acts of Modern Piracy

Until the recent high-profile incidents off the African Coast, many people had assumed that piracy had gone the way of the dodo. In fact, cargo heists and robberies are increasingly common in spite of today’s security systems.  Even with the advanced technology, the massive logistical networks that transport goods across the world…Read more

February 2009 TPI Figures Released

February 2009 TPI Figures Released

The Transportation Price Index (TPI) fell 2.46% in February to $2.38. It has risen 4.39% from $2.28 in February of last year. The boats category showed the greatest movement this month, rising more than 10% to $0.52 ahead of the summer boat season. The price of diesel fuel, which leveled…Read more