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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

Nissan and Cummins, Introducing the Titan XD.

Nissan and Cummins, Introducing the Titan XD.

The upcoming 2016 Nissan Titan will be offered with an all-new version that is targeted towards those wanting heavy-duty capabilities in a light-duty truck. Dubbed the Titan XD, it hopes to bridge this gap using a next generation Cummins 5.0L V8 turbo diesel engine and a much beefier suspension and…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

FedBid Adds More LTL to uShip Marketplace

FedBid Adds More LTL to uShip Marketplace

We’re excited to announce our partnership with FedBid, the fully managed online marketplace optimizing the way governments and educational institutions buy the goods and services they need. Through this partnership with uShip, Sellers on FedBid can now conveniently estimate shipping costs while building their bids.. Carriers on uShip can also…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