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A Hidden Giant: The American Trucking Industry By The Numbers

A Hidden Giant: The American Trucking Industry By The Numbers

Almost everything that can be bought at a store–from WalMart to Dillards to the Grocery Store–got onto the shelves at said store via the Commercial Transportation Industry. These trucks and Service Providers are the reason Texans get to eat Alaskan King Crab legs in the middle of the summer and…Read more

Freight News Roundup – Navistar Turnaround, Volvo VNX and Natural Gas Trucks

Freight News Roundup – Navistar Turnaround, Volvo VNX and Natural Gas Trucks

Every week, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news. Navistar’s Clarke Talks Change, Opportunity, Turnaround – TruckingInfo.com Navistar International’s new CEO, Troy Clarke jumped into the  Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association annual Breakfast Briefing at the Mid America Trucking…Read more

Freight News Roundup – GPS Solutions, New Con-way Facility in Texas and Powertrain Packages

Freight News Roundup – GPS Solutions, New Con-way Facility in Texas and Powertrain Packages

Every week, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news. FMCSA Issues GPS Recommendations For Truck Drivers – CDLlife.com A Last September, NY Senator Charles E. Schumer pleaded with the FMCSA to create a truck-specific GPS system, citing that…Read more

Freight News Roundup – Diesel Prices Fall, Weight Limits Rise & The ATA Gets Mad

Freight News Roundup – Diesel Prices Fall, Weight Limits Rise & The ATA Gets Mad

Every week, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news. Diesel prices fall for the first time in six weeks, reports EIA – Logisticsmgmt.com After six weeks of steady increases, diesel fuel prices saw a decline this week with the…Read more

Love at First Site: Freight Matchmaking Goes Digital

Love at First Site: Freight Matchmaking Goes Digital

Traditional loadboards have long been the freight matchmakers of the shipping world, where shippers and carriers get connected like online dating services.  The “dating” process typically begins online, but then one thing leads to another and it moves offline (unless you play football for Notre Dame) where shippers, brokers and carriers finish the…Read more

uShip’s Top 25 Most Shipped Cars & Light Trucks

uShip’s Top 25 Most Shipped Cars & Light Trucks

Some sites like KBB.com (Kelley Blue Book) put out their “most-researched” used cars list, while Google has a consistent measurement of consumer interest with its Google Trends tool. All good stuff, but these rankings only show consumer intent, not necessarily a consumer’s ultimate purchase or action related to that intent….Read more

uShip’s Top 10 International Shipment Destinations

uShip’s Top 10 International Shipment Destinations

Since launching in 2004, loads on uShip have gone into, out of and within over 100 countries around the world.  In 2009, we began localizing within key countries around the globe, giving customers the ability to transact in local language, currency, measurements and time zone.  In just 3+ years, we’re now localized in 18 countries/regions…Read more

Freight News Roundup – Truck of the Future, the Truckpocalypse & New CSA Changes

Freight News Roundup – Truck of the Future, the Truckpocalypse & New CSA Changes

Every week, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news. Is This The Truck Of The Future? – CDLLife.com CDL Life has brought you features on trucks that have been coined t the trucks of the future.  AirFlow is hoping the BulletTruck will shape the future…Read more

On the Marc, Step #1: So you want to become a truck driver? Let’s talk.

On the Marc, Step #1:  So you want to become a truck driver? Let’s talk.

Since I started appearing on Shipping Wars in early 2012, I get weekly calls and emails from people who want to know what it takes to become a transporter– not to mention meeting fans at every truck stop from California to Kamloops.  And my guess is that for every one person who contacts me,…Read more

On the Marc: How To Start a Successful Trucking Business

On the Marc: How To Start a Successful Trucking Business

Over the summer, a CNN Money article ran that was titled “Tons of trucking jobs…that nobody wants.“ It basically claimed that during tough economic times with high unemployment,  Americans should be jumping at the chance to work – including trucking, but that with a driver shortage, it seems it’s a job nobody wants. True,…Read more