Trucking

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

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