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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

A Heart at Full Capacity

A Heart at Full Capacity

It can be hard to find the silver lining in the death of a loved one. In this case, it came in the form of a shipment. 2008 Susan had just lost her uncle who had worked in construction. She was coordinating the shipment of his tractor to her brother, a…Read more

On the Marc: Why Mobile is Trucking’s Future

On the Marc: Why Mobile is Trucking’s Future

I’ve been around trucking for awhile now. Not as long as some, but I’ve seen more than most. What got me into trucking was a discovery I made on a Craigslist ad. That was uShip and I haven’t really looked back since. While Shipping Wars production takes a lot of…Read more

Shipping Wars Season 7 is Back!

Shipping Wars Season 7 is Back!

Shipping Wars Season 7 returns tomorrow night, February 7th at 10/9c. If you haven’t seen the first half of the season, here is everything you missed. Here’s a quick preview from A&E Network of what’s to come:   uShip is reinventing shipping and logistics through tools, trust and transparency. Through uShip’s transport…Read more

First Impressions Last: Why Your uShip Profile Matters

First Impressions Last: Why Your uShip Profile Matters

What do you think your potential customers trust more? a. Newspaper articles b. Online customer reviews c. Ads in a magazine d. Online banner ads If you chose b. online customer reviews then you made the right call. Nielsen research says 70% of people trust online consumer opinions, second only…Read more

Shake it Off, Singing on the Road is Inevitable

Shake it Off, Singing on the Road is Inevitable

Whether or not you have seen the most recent internet sensation (see video below), we are all guilty of jamming out in our car or truck. You may think no one is noticing or you may not care when that one song comes on and you just can’t help yourself. “Shake…Read more

Ignoring Our Nation’s Infrastructure: Is There a Road Ahead?

Ignoring Our Nation’s Infrastructure: Is There a Road Ahead?

The U.S. is a young and wealthy country. Yet, in the past couple of decades it has acted like an aging curmudgeon. In the past 40 years, the majority of U.S. federal budget spending has shifted from investing in infrastructure growth, development and innovation to funding healthcare and entitlements. While…Read more