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Binders Full of Truck Drivers (Over 300,000, in fact.)

Binders Full of Truck Drivers (Over 300,000, in fact.)

The world’s fastest-moving and hopefully quickest-to-die meme from this week’s presidential debate has arrived at uShip! We present to you, “Binders Full of Truckers.” Of course, what we mean to say is uShip hosts (arguably) the largest community of transportation professionals and truck drivers anywhere on the Internet. At last count,…Read more

The Best Mobile iPhone Apps for Truckers, Road Trippers and Anyone On the Road

The Best Mobile iPhone Apps for Truckers, Road Trippers and Anyone On the Road

Whether you’re a professional trucker or a traveler with a lot of road miles, you know that having the right tools can make a trip go a lot more smoothly. Late last year, our own survey found that 6 in 10 truck drivers relied on their mobile device for their…Read more

A&E’s ‘Shipping Wars’ Premieres to 3 Million Viewers

A&E’s ‘Shipping Wars’ Premieres to 3 Million Viewers

A&E announced that the series premiere of “Shipping Wars” was watched by 3 million viewers on Tuesday night, according to Nielsen Fast Nationals. According to A&E, the back-to-back episodes averaged 3.0 million total viewers and 1.6 million adults 18-49 and 25-54.  The audience grew from the 9:00PM episode to the…Read more

LeBron James Goes 1-on-1 with Truckers on uShip

LeBron James Goes 1-on-1 with Truckers on uShip

The current NBA labor lockout has resulted in the league cancelling 2011-12 season games through November, and more cancellations are expected.  While fruitless negotiations and back-room talks go into the wee hours, NBA players simply aren’t makin’ any scratch.  No pay day. No direct deposit. Nothin’ (unless you’re getting endorsements)….Read more

Mobile Usage by Truckers on uShip Surges 60%, Latest uShip Mobile App Available

Mobile Usage by Truckers on uShip Surges 60%, Latest uShip Mobile App Available

If you’re a transporter on uShip and find yourself more dependent on your mobile phone these days, you’re not alone.  A recent uShip survey looked into trends in mobile phone usage by drivers on its site.  It found mobile usage for business while on the road has surged as nearly…Read more

uShip Carrier Profile Spring Cleaning: Consider the F-Factor

uShip Carrier Profile Spring Cleaning: Consider the F-Factor

uShip Carriers and Movers: The busiest time of year for relocation and transport is coming up fast! There’s no better time than now to do some spring cleaning on your uShip Profile.

Trucking’s Slowly Coming Back, But How Far Did It Fall, Really?

Trucking’s Slowly Coming Back, But How Far Did It Fall, Really?

Lots of figures are thrown about during a recession – and while coming out of one.  And when looking at the true storm of the recession experienced by the trucking industry (and every industry), the American Trucking Associations’ Chief Economist Bob Costello again shared some figures during the ATA’s management…Read more

Photographers Spend a Year on the Road Documenting Trucker Life

Photographers Spend a Year on the Road Documenting Trucker Life

NPR’s blog The Picture Show recently featured two photographers that took to the road for over a year, documenting life on the highways and byways of the United States. The result is an immersive and captivating series of pictures entitled Hurry up & Wait, currently in exhibition at the Sasha…Read more

Sticking it to Demand: How Small Businesses Can Save on Shipping In Spite of Rising Costs

Sticking it to Demand: How Small Businesses Can Save on Shipping In Spite of Rising Costs

While it’s great news for the economy that shipment volumes are returning to pre-recession levels, it’s not without a cost. Small business owners are being squeezed by higher shipping costs, largely due to the nation’s lagging transport infrastructure that doesn’t have enough trucks, drivers or space to handle the volume….Read more

iPhone and SmartPhone Apps For Truckers

iPhone and SmartPhone Apps For Truckers

As our phones get progressively smarter, the range of applications available to make our lives easier (or just more entertaining) is exploding. With over 225,000 apps for the iPhone alone, there’s bound to be more than a few out there to help our friendly uShip service providers. We did some…Read more