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Class 3-4 Trucks Make a Comeback

Class 3-4 Trucks Make a Comeback

Class 3-4 truck manufacturing is on the rise once again. As the national economic landscape continues to improve, truck order volumes are growing after fleets dialed back vehicle replacement schedules during the Great Recession, according to industry website Trucking Info. Brian Tabel, marketing director at Isuzu Commercial Truck of America…Read more

Hauling with a Hybrid? The Transformation of Pickup Trucks

Hauling with a Hybrid? The Transformation of Pickup Trucks

Traditionally, hybrid cars have been developed by foreign car manufacturers and in smaller sedan models. Until recently, hybrid automobiles were targeted at environmentally focused, eco-friendly drivers. However, Ford Motor Company is making a change to the hybrid paradigm, and it’s not in the form of a sedan, coupe or even…Read more

Is Now the Time to Sell Your Pickup Truck?

Is Now the Time to Sell Your Pickup Truck?

Most of you LOVE your pickups, so the notion of selling it may seem blasphemous, but consider the following: Midsize pickup trucks were not only the most popular throughout 2014, they also held their value better than SUVs and cars, according to the Kelly Blue Book’s December Blue Book Market…Read more

The 2014 Best Trucks for Towing

The 2014 Best Trucks for Towing

Whether you are picking up hotshot loads or hauling a cross-country move, you are only as reliable as your truck. Listed below are four of the best heavy duty trucks hotshot and independent transporters can buy today: 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty The U.S. automotive industry has been beaten and battered in…Read more

Take Care of Your Freight: 4 Tips for Smart Towing

Take Care of Your Freight: 4 Tips for Smart Towing

Hotshot and independent truckers likely know a thing or two about moving freight. In fact, connecting a trailer is probably second nature to a truck driver, especially if they’re running their own operation. Yet, despite the perceived ease of proper hauling practices, even the most experienced of drivers may need…Read more

Will the New Congress Affect the Trucking Industry?

Will the New Congress Affect the Trucking Industry?

The 2014 midterm elections have come and gone. Now that the dust has settled, it’s time to take a look at the potential impact a conservative Congress may have on the trucking industry as a whole. Historically speaking, a more conservative Congress has boded well for the transportation market, particularly…Read more

Gas Versus Diesel: Who Wins the Great Debate?

Gas Versus Diesel: Who Wins the Great Debate?

Gas and diesel-fueled engines both offer distinct advantages and drawbacks. In comparison with one another, it’s difficult to determine which is more advantageous in terms of personal or hotshot trucking. Drivers must consider a wide variety of factors when deciding the type of truck they are going to purchase, as…Read more

Technology is Driving the Trucking Revolution

Technology is Driving the Trucking Revolution

It’s an overused cliche to say technology is changing our everyday lives, but in the trucking industry, new innovations may dramatically alter the industry – and for the better. Driverless trucks and drones are getting the lion’s share of attention in the transportation market, and rightfully so. The prototype technology…Read more

Shipping Wars Recap: Bands, Barns and Bongs

Shipping Wars Recap: Bands, Barns and Bongs

If all-new Shipping Wars episodes taught us anything it’s that it’s possible to successfully transport the world’s largest water pipe, a robotic animal rock band and a half dozen tornado shelters. Dilapidated horse barn? Not so much. 11-Foot Water Pipe   Marc Springer won the episode’s first shipment, an 11-foot water pipe traveling from…Read more

Trucking Tug of War: Chevy Versus Goliath

Trucking Tug of War: Chevy Versus Goliath

Who Wins this Semi and Pick-Up Tug-a-War? Watch now. The uShip marketplace has an amazing cross-section of transporters that haul anything and everything. It’s one of the things that makes it so great and an open market in the truest sense of the word. In practical terms, this means you’ve…Read more