Trucking

Truck Drivers, Stay in Your Seats: Driverless Trucks Have an Uphill Battle

Truck Drivers, Stay in Your Seats: Driverless Trucks Have an Uphill Battle

According to a new study released by transportation business software consultants Software Advice, two-thirds of respondents said they would feel less safe sharing the road with driverless semi-trucks, with 54 percent showing no change in sentiment even if it meant cheaper consumer products or reduced carbon emissions. Women were also…Read more

The 10 Best Highway Restaurants in America

The 10 Best Highway Restaurants in America

Whether you’re hauling a load from coast to coast or simply making a regional delivery, proper nourishment is a necessity on the road. Regardless of the circumstance, an empty stomach deserves high-quality eats. In no particular order, here are 10 of the best highway eateries the country has to offer:…Read more

Americans Want More Fuel Efficient Trucks

Americans Want More Fuel Efficient Trucks

A growing environmentally conscious public landscape has turned its collective eye to fuel efficiency, particularly in the transportation industry. According to a recent survey conducted by the Consumer Federation of America, nearly three-quarters of Americans support regulations that would require manufacturers to improve semi truck fuel economy to lower fuel…Read more

California’s Electric Highway: It’s Really Happening!

California’s Electric Highway: It’s Really Happening!

With the national push to find and develop cleaner alternative energy sources, the Golden State is focusing its energy on creating a cleaner transportation infrastructure. Ranked by CNBC as the nation’s fifth-greenest state, California recently announced its plans to test out a new, electric cable-powered trucking system in the near…Read more

Los Angeles is Developing an Electric-Powered Highway

Los Angeles is Developing an Electric-Powered Highway

The most frequently used shipping port in the U.S. is in Los Angeles. The Southern California port moved more than 8 million twenty-foot equivalents in 2012, or twenty-foot equivalent containers – the 16th-most in the world that year. The next closest port, Long Beach, moved more than 6 million TEUs…Read more

East Coast Truckers Be Prepared for Your Road Inspection!

East Coast Truckers Be Prepared for Your Road Inspection!

If you’re hauling a load on the East Coast, you may be subject to closer scrutiny when it comes to inspections, according to new research. Overdrive Magazine recently ranked Maryland as the most intense when it came to road inspections in the country, with Pennsylvania second. The number of inspections…Read more

Laws of Supply and Demand: Why it’s Great to be a Trucker Today

Laws of Supply and Demand: Why it’s Great to be a Trucker Today

The trucking industry is alive and well. According to the August 2014 “Cass Freight Index Report,” freight volumes continue to rise, and did so more than 2 percent between July and August. The year-over-year change was nearly 5 percent as well. Expenditures also grew 8 percent year over year to…Read more

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