Trucking

Take Care of Your Freight: 4 Tips for Smart Towing

Take Care of Your Freight: 4 Tips for Smart Towing

Hotshot and independent truckers likely know a thing or two about moving freight. In fact, connecting a trailer is probably second nature to a truck driver, especially if they’re running their own operation. Yet, despite the perceived ease of proper hauling practices, even the most experienced of drivers may need…Read more

Gas Versus Diesel: Who Wins the Great Debate?

Gas Versus Diesel: Who Wins the Great Debate?

Gas and diesel-fueled engines both offer distinct advantages and drawbacks. In comparison with one another, it’s difficult to determine which is more advantageous in terms of personal or hotshot trucking. Drivers must consider a wide variety of factors when deciding the type of truck they are going to purchase, as…Read more

Trucking Tug of War: Chevy Versus Goliath

Trucking Tug of War: Chevy Versus Goliath

Who Wins this Semi and Pick-Up Tug-a-War? Watch now. The uShip marketplace has an amazing cross-section of transporters that haul anything and everything. It’s one of the things that makes it so great and an open market in the truest sense of the word. In practical terms, this means you’ve…Read more

Technology in Trucking: How Simulators Will Save Your Bottom Line

Technology in Trucking: How Simulators Will Save Your Bottom Line

Technology in trucking has taken the industry by storm. New digital and mobile innovations have made their way into the transportation market and inside cabs across the country, including applications and even the concept of driverless technology. However, another piece of technology has emerged, and it exists outside of four-lane…Read more

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