In an article released Friday, August 16th, The New York Times writer Benjamin Preston explained technology in the trucking industry in his article “Move Over, CB Radio: Trucker Apps Are Helping to Haul the Load.” In the article, Preston explains how carriers have abandoned CB Radios and have embraced technology….Read more
Over the summer, a CNN Money article ran that was titled “Tons of trucking jobs…that nobody wants.“ It basically claimed that during tough economic times with high unemployment, Americans should be jumping at the chance to work – including trucking, but that with a driver shortage, it seems it’s a job nobody wants. True,…Read more
Jumping into the cab of Scott and Susie Bawcom’s Ford F450 truck, you’d think you just walked into an Apple Store. They are die-hard Apple fans who use the tech products, along with the uShip mobile app, to run Dream Time Transportation, their Nashville-based shipping business.
A&E announced that the series premiere of “Shipping Wars” was watched by 3 million viewers on Tuesday night, according to Nielsen Fast Nationals. According to A&E, the back-to-back episodes averaged 3.0 million total viewers and 1.6 million adults 18-49 and 25-54. The audience grew from the 9:00PM episode to the…Read more
The current NBA labor lockout has resulted in the league cancelling 2011-12 season games through November, and more cancellations are expected. While fruitless negotiations and back-room talks go into the wee hours, NBA players simply aren’t makin’ any scratch. No pay day. No direct deposit. Nothin’ (unless you’re getting endorsements)….Read more
National Public Radio ran a piece earlier this week on how economists are keeping an eye on trucking as a key indicator if we’ll stay out of another recession. In September, the ATA Truck Tonnage Index was up 1.6% month-over-month, which is good news for the economy.
Whether driving on iced-over rivers in Alaska or some of the deadliest roads in India, The History Channel’s Ice Road Truckers is still going strong after 5 seasons — and it’s also turned some of the show’s drivers into true celebrities. Last night, IRT driver Lisa Kelly was on The Late…Read more
NPR’s Morning Edition has produced a great series of reports on recent college graduates looking for work. With the economy on a slow path to recovery, grads all over the U.S. are forced to explore alternative options. In the latest entry, an aspiring supply chain analyst literally “Keeps on Trucking” through the uncertain job…Read more
uShip was recently featured in The Trucker magazine, which focuses on transportation industry news relevant to road truck drivers. The article, titled “Drivers Finding Loads Big and Small Across the US” focuses on the success of uShip at helping drivers and owner operators to find jobs and keep their trucks full. For any owner-operator looking…Read more
The DOT has recently turned up the heat on legislation that would essentially make permanent the interim text ban on commercial drivers when behind the wheel. While debates over adoption and enforcement rage on, more truckers on uShip now have a safe way to communicate with customers without sacrificing efficiency and service. uShip…Read more