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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

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

The New uShip: It’s All About That App

The New uShip: It’s All About That App

Today, uShip is announcing the next generation of its service, rebuilt around our mobile app, specifically use of real-time location, to create an amazing shipping experience for all our customers. In fact, if uShip started today, this is how we’d do it. But we didn’t start today. Not even close….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