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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 – Gains in Trucking Employment, Trucking Conditions Improve and Medical Exams are Expedited

Freight News Roundup – Gains in Trucking Employment, Trucking Conditions Improve and Medical Exams are Expedited

Every week, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news. Trucking employment surged in April as unemployment dropped – OverdriveOnline.com According to preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, April saw an increase of 11,700 jobs in…Read more

Top Ten Causes of Truck Accidents: Traffic, Roads, Fatigue and More

Top Ten Causes of Truck Accidents: Traffic, Roads, Fatigue and More

All drivers, but especially commercial drivers, should be careful on the road at all times. That’s the message behind transportation policy in the United States in general — it resonates with the way lawmakers address fatigue in Hours of Service and other regulatory laws in the trucking industry. And for good…Read more

Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Are You A Distracted Driver?

Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Are You A Distracted Driver?

Are you a Distracted Driver? According to the National Safety Council, one in three Americans should say “yes.” April has been dubbed National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and there are plenty of resources to learn about how to decrease the number of distracted drivers.

How Fast Does America Drive? A 12-Point Breakdown of American Speed Limit Laws

How Fast Does America Drive? A 12-Point Breakdown of American Speed Limit Laws

American speed limits have had a history of increases and decreases over the years. In 2013, maximum speed limits are now set by state governments– but if you’ve ever had the misfortune of hearing this Sammy Hagar song, you’re probably aware that the Federal Government set max speeds at 55…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

Transporters Warming to Tablets for Business, Interest Doubles in Single Year

Transporters Warming to Tablets for Business, Interest Doubles in Single Year

It seems every technology goes through this cycle – a new product hits the market, gains market share, and then replicas and wannabes flood the market, only to cause consumer buying confusion due to an overabundance of choice.  The PC market had it. Cell phones did it. And now tablets…Read more

uShip Mobile Survey: Truck Drivers Prefer Android over iPhone 2-to-1

uShip Mobile Survey:  Truck Drivers Prefer Android over iPhone 2-to-1

Today uShip released the results of its third annual mobile usage survey, designed to give the industry some insights into how over-the-road truck drivers are using their mobile phones, apps and other wireless devices for business.  Over the coming days, we’ll be rolling out various pieces from this survey, including data that shows increased mobile…Read more