Trucking

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

How You Can Start Beating the Bank

How You Can Start Beating the Bank

It’s five o’clock on Friday. You’re tired, the bank is closed, and you just finished your last shipment. You’d love to access the money you just made, but with business days you may not get that money until next Tuesday. Crap. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a service where…Read more

uShip’s eBay Partnership: What It Means for uShip Service Providers

uShip’s eBay Partnership: What It Means for uShip Service Providers

Whether it’s been cars, boats, motorcycles, antiques, heavy equipment, and pianos, even the occasional disco ball, Huey helicopter and Bob’s Big Boy statue, eBay items have always been a constant source of listings and business on uShip. In fact, over 560,000 have organically made their way to our transport marketplace….Read more

Share Your Reviews With Your Customers With uShip Badges

Share Your Reviews With Your Customers With uShip Badges

Service providers often ask us what they can do outside of pricing to be competitive for jobs. Since service providers set their own pricing in the uShip marketplace, many assume that the lowest quotes always win. We’ve found that excellent customer service and great customer feedback ratings are far more…Read more

Meet the Power Carrier Who Lives Up to His Username

Meet the Power Carrier Who Lives Up to His Username

  Behind every profile are real people. Wildbullrider360 is Chad Lorah, a 28 year-old Power Carrier and, you guessed it, a bull rider. We sat down with him to learn a little bit more about the man behind the keyboard and wheel. uShip: Aside from trucking, what’s the most interesting…Read more

Channel 19 Blog: Marc Springer’s Top Truck Add-Ons from GATS

Channel 19 Blog: Marc Springer’s Top Truck Add-Ons from GATS

Last weekend, nearly 50,000 people, including thousands of owner-operators, company drivers and over-the-road haulers, descended on Dallas, Texas, for the Great American Trucking Show (or GATS). ‘Shipping Wars’ star and writer of the ‘On The Marc’ series Marc Springer accompanied uShip to the show and caught up with Todd Dills…Read more

Top 5 States to Drive Through as a Trucker

Top 5 States to Drive Through as a Trucker

Whether it’s amber waves of grain or purple mountain’s majesty, there’s plenty of natural beauty to see in the United States. Although a vast majority of it is separated by industry and highways, opportunities for sightseeing are still prevalent, even from the safety of your semi. If you’re pulling a…Read more

The Breaks: Why Big Rigs Are Called “Semis”

The Breaks: Why Big Rigs Are Called “Semis”

Have you ever wondered why there are so many names for the 18-wheeled tractor-trailers traversing America’s highways? Popular nicknames like big rig, semi, and  18-wheeler are all accurate descriptions of these highway monsters.  The origin of “semi,” one of the most commonly heard slang terms, stems from the actual hitch…Read more

Marc Springer Talks Business On Sirius XM’s Road Dog Trucking with Mark Willis

Marc Springer Talks Business On Sirius XM’s Road Dog Trucking with Mark Willis

Mark Willis, host of Road Dog Trucking on Sirius XM radio, has interviewed uShip pro hauler Marc Springer a couple times in recent months to discuss business opportunities and best practices for owner-operators in the trucking industry. Among the topics he’s discussed are online marketing strategies, load boards, Hours of…Read more

From the Battlefront to the Interstate: How Allowing Veterans to Waive the CDL Will Change Trucking

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To answer an incredible demand for truckers, President Obama has passed legislation that allows states to adopt laws that permit qualified military veterans to waive the CDL test. The CDL (commercial driver’s license) test ensures that drivers are familiar and capable with commercial trucks. Thirty-four states have followed through with…Read more