Trucking

Happy Trucker Appreciation Week!

Happy Trucker Appreciation Week!

Happy Trucker Appreciation Week from uShip! As we all know, if you got it, a truck brought it. Behind every good truck is a good driver. Carriers, that’s where you come in – you’ve helped make uShip what it is today! This year we hit a lot of huge company…Read more

Hey, Wired SMB Shippers: Top LTL Carriers Want to be Your BFF

Hey, Wired SMB Shippers: Top LTL Carriers Want to be Your BFF

In case you missed it, a feature story in last month’s Inbound Logistics focused on how large, national LTL carriers — Con-way Freight, YRC and others — see small and medium business shippers as a golden opportunity.   But here’s the rub: Their sales forces only have so much bandwidth….Read more

Asleep Behind the Wheel: What’s Causing Fatigue Related Accidents?

Asleep Behind the Wheel: What’s Causing Fatigue Related Accidents?

Although the frequency of trucking accidents are relatively low compared to non-commercial crashes, the damaging effects of a semi-truck wreck are exponentially higher. The sheer size and inertia of an 18-wheeler far outweigh regular vehicles on the road, which typically don’t stand a chance against their much larger counterparts. According…Read more

The Golden State No More: The 3 Worst Things About Hauling in California

The Golden State No More: The 3 Worst Things About Hauling in California

Transporters know that every state has its ups and downs when it comes to cross-country trips. While some regions of the U.S. offer scenic landscapes accompanied by blue skies, others provide less memorable views. When it comes to hauling loads, each state has its own sets of regulations and requirements that…Read more

The 4 Worst States to be a Transporter

The 4 Worst States to be a Transporter

United States transportation service providers are no strangers to crossing state borders. Freight shipping in the U.S. has become a massive industry thanks in part to improved logistics and a strong national infrastructure. Some companies now have the ability to move parcels across long distances, but not all states abide by…Read more

New Developments In Technology May Affect The Trucking Industry

New Developments In Technology May Affect The Trucking Industry

If you drive on a daily basis, you’re most likely not a stranger to the large 18-wheelers that often occupy our nation’s roads. Transportation service providers rely heavily on these big rigs to ship clients’ products from one location to the next, and without traditional freight shipping, consumers would be…Read more

4 Tips to Keep Your Truck Running Smoothly

4 Tips to Keep Your Truck Running Smoothly

Developments in both online and offline buying platforms have had a direct correlation with increases in the shipping of products and services. As a result, transportation service providers now need to optimize their time in more effective and intelligent ways. Shipments to small and midsized businesses have been growing due…Read more

Drones In The Transportation Industry: Could They Replace Truckers?

Drones In The Transportation Industry: Could They Replace Truckers?

Photo courtesy of cdllife.com To some, aerial drones are old news. The Obama administration has made headlines for its continued use of unmanned aerial vehicles in the Middle East, but the robotic flying machines may be making their way into consumer-based industries sooner than later. A recent 60 Minutes report…Read more

Transformer Trucks? New Technology You May Have Missed From MATS

Transformer Trucks? New Technology You May Have Missed From MATS

It’s been a couple weeks since the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS). Did you miss the newest releases from your favorite brands? Between displays of new products and features paired with historical looks back on the past decades of trucking, healthy debates and new ideas blossomed at MATS. Here’s a couple…Read more

Tax Facts: Overdrive Busts Myths You’re Pondering

Tax Facts: Overdrive Busts Myths You’re Pondering

Overdrive magazine editor Max Heine put together a selection of tax myths – and related facts – that you should keep in mind as you’re completing your taxes (or can pass along to your accountant to update). Thanks, Max. Really helpful stuff. One high-level takeaway – your dog may help you…Read more