Trucking

Ignoring Our Nation’s Infrastructure: Is There a Road Ahead?

Ignoring Our Nation’s Infrastructure: Is There a Road Ahead?

The U.S. is a young and wealthy country. Yet, in the past couple of decades it has acted like an aging curmudgeon. In the past 40 years, the majority of U.S. federal budget spending has shifted from investing in infrastructure growth, development and innovation to funding healthcare and entitlements. While…Read more

Class 3-4 Trucks Make a Comeback

Class 3-4 Trucks Make a Comeback

Class 3-4 truck manufacturing is on the rise once again. As the national economic landscape continues to improve, truck order volumes are growing after fleets dialed back vehicle replacement schedules during the Great Recession, according to industry website Trucking Info. Brian Tabel, marketing director at Isuzu Commercial Truck of America…Read more

Hauling with a Hybrid? The Transformation of Pickup Trucks

Hauling with a Hybrid? The Transformation of Pickup Trucks

Traditionally, hybrid cars have been developed by foreign car manufacturers and in smaller sedan models. Until recently, hybrid automobiles were targeted at environmentally focused, eco-friendly drivers. However, Ford Motor Company is making a change to the hybrid paradigm, and it’s not in the form of a sedan, coupe or even…Read more

The 2014 Best Trucks for Towing

The 2014 Best Trucks for Towing

Whether you are picking up hotshot loads or hauling a cross-country move, you are only as reliable as your truck. Listed below are four of the best heavy duty trucks hotshot and independent transporters can buy today: 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty The U.S. automotive industry has been beaten and battered in…Read more

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