Trucking

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

How Fast Does America Drive? A 12-Point Breakdown of American Speed Limit Laws

How Fast Does America Drive? A 12-Point Breakdown of American Speed Limit Laws

American speed limits have had a history of increases and decreases over the years. In 2013, maximum speed limits are now set by state governments– but if you’ve ever had the misfortune of hearing this Sammy Hagar song, you’re probably aware that the Federal Government set max speeds at 55…Read more

Red Light Cameras in 2013: What They Mean for The Trucking Industry

Red Light Cameras in 2013: What They Mean for The Trucking Industry

When it comes to accidents involving tractor-trailers and smaller vehicles in the United States, there’s often an unspoken assumption that truck drivers are to blame most of the time. The idea that four-wheel motorists are most often the victims of careless truck driving in these accidents is apparent both in…Read more

uShip App All-Star: How Carrier TShreeves Does Business on the Road

uShip App All-Star: How Carrier TShreeves Does Business on the Road

uShip Mobile has an MVP!  Last month, we ran our first-ever Mobile Madness promotion for the uShip Mobile App, giving away thousands of dollars in credit for transporters on uShip. The top “bracket” of 64 carriers that booked the most loads using uShip Mobile won site credit. We were impressed…Read more

CSA2010 in 210 Words

CSA2010 in 210 Words

What is CSA 2010? CSA 2010, or the Comprehensive Safety Analysis, is a new system that changes the way commercial carriers and drivers are evaluated for safety compliance. The most significant change is the replacement of SafeStat, the current federal safety database, with the new and improved Safety Measurement System,…Read more

State of the Air 2010 – What It Means for Truckers

State of the Air 2010 – What It Means for Truckers

The American Lung Association released a report today— State of the Air 2010— that ranks the largest metropolitan areas in the country in terms of air pollution.     The Rankings – Top Ten Dirtiest Cities Bakersfield, Calif. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, Calif. Fresno-Madera, Calif. Visalia-Porterville, Calif. Hanford-Corcoran, Calif. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz. Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman,…Read more