Articles written by: David Berger

Smartphones are Improving the Lives of Truckers

Smartphones are Improving the Lives of Truckers

If you don’t own a smartphone today, you are part of a dwindling minority. According to recent Nielsen statistics, more than 70 percent of U.S. adults own these devices, with 85 percent of millennials owning a smartphone in the second quarter of 2014. Clearly, age doesn’t matter anymore when it…Read more

The Top 10 Most Mind-Blowing Shipping Wars Shipments

The Top 10 Most Mind-Blowing Shipping Wars Shipments

Since 2012, Shipping Wars has shed light on the crazy, over-sized, seemingly un-shippable items that have been listed on uShip for transport. From a Cold War-era nuclear missile to a 5-star nuclear-proof doomsday bunker and 4 million live bees to 2 Capuchin monkeys, we have seen practically everything get shipped….Read more

On-Demand Printing: Delivery of the Future?

On-Demand Printing: Delivery of the Future?

Just when you thought you had heard it all, Amazon has come up with another way to push the envelope in the shipping industry. Bad puns aside, Amazon is no stranger to experimenting with new and improved shipping methods. However, The Wall Street Journal recently reported Amazon filed for several patents for…Read more

An Ongoing Debate: The 34-Hour Restart

An Ongoing Debate: The 34-Hour Restart

Owner-operator drivers are concerned about the 34-hour restart rule, and they’re letting their elected officials know about it. On Apr. 2, Rep. Richard Hanna (R – N.Y.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx voicing his concerns about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s 34-hour restart…Read more

What Has Ford Motor Company Been Up To Lately?

What Has Ford Motor Company Been Up To Lately?

Ford Motor Company released a new design of its Ranger midsized pickup truck at the Bangkok International Auto Show in mid March, turning a few heads in the process. The complete redesign has an improved fuel economy by 18 percent, offers a modified, more futuristic look and its steering wheel…Read more

Like It or Not, Change is Coming to Trucking and Transportation

Like It or Not, Change is Coming to Trucking and Transportation

When you think of new technology, what comes to mind? The newest wearables, smartphones and how they interact with the world around them? The tech field isn’t necessarily known for crossing over into the automobile industry, but in recent years new innovations have slowly made their way into our cars…Read more

Electronic Logging Devices: What’s the Big Deal?

Electronic Logging Devices: What’s the Big Deal?

Electronic logging devices are the talk of the trucking industry, and with good reason. The transportation market is often pressed on how it can improve road and driver safety, and lawmakers are leaning toward on-dash cameras and regulating drivers’ daily workloads as two ways to mitigate potential accidents. In theory,…Read more

Rolling the Dice on Health Insurance: Are You Covered?

Rolling the Dice on Health Insurance: Are You Covered?

Are transporters rolling the dice when it comes to paying for health insurance? According to recent research, that seems to be the case. Overdrive magazine recently polled truckers about the issue and found nearly one-third of owner-operators will pay an extra tax this season by not carrying insurance. In lieu of…Read more

uShip Attracts Superstars Both on the Field and on the Road

uShip Attracts Superstars Both on the Field and on the Road

This morning at the uShip headquarters in Austin, TX., we received a surprise visit from one of College Football’s greatest players ever (and local Austin hero) Vince Young.  Vince is best known for delivering touchdowns, accounting for over 80 during his tenure with The Texas Longhorns. If touchdowns were a…Read more

Shipping Wars: How to Ship 15,000 Vinyl Records

Shipping Wars: How to Ship 15,000 Vinyl Records

Shipping Wars this week featured a priceless shipment of over 15,000 vinyl records! Shipping vinyl, no matter the size of the collection, can be a stressful task. Not necessarily stressful because of the size or weight (unless you are shipping a collection that is over 10,000 pounds like in this week’s…Read more