Tax Tips for Owner-Operators

While we’re no tax experts, we’ve put together some helpful resources based on frequently asked questions we get around tax season. Click here for a high res version of the above chart. What tax forms does uShip provide? Short answer: None. Long answer: Service providers who utilize our online marketplace to source loads are neither… Read More

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 to recommendations from friends and… Read More

This Trick May Forever Change How You Find Shipments on uShip

You’re your own boss. Your own schedule. Your own shipments. That also means trying to run full as much as possible and being a logistical wizard getting it all done. If you haven’t discovered this little trick on uShip when looking for shipments, you just might be leaving a lot of time on the table,… Read More

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 recent years. But thanks… Read More

More Freight, More Money: The 5 Best States for Trucker Wages

Domestic production is alive and well. The most recent PMI and ISM manufacturing indexes placed U.S. manufacturing at a score of 57.1 and 55.8, respectively, meaning the industry is doing well amid an overall economic recovery. As a result, more goods and services need to be transported, shipped and delivered to their end buyers, which… Read More

Craft Brewers: 3 Tips on How to Ship Your Alcohol Across State Lines

Even the most recreational of drinkers know that alcohol has cemented its place in American folklore over the past two and a half centuries. Major historical events such as the Prohibition Era in the 1920s attempted to outlaw beer, wine and spirits, but the government’s effort was to no avail, as a whole new underground… Read More

The 6 Best Biker Rallies In The Country

There’s something about the open road that motorcyclists find appealing. Whether its the open air or the thundering rumble of the engine beneath them, bikers are a proud and enthusiastic group of people. It’s this type of passion that translates into what many people believe is a complete lifestyle. Motorcyclists travel great distances just to… Read More

Tips for a Smooth DITY Move

The following is the third post in our miniseries covering Primary Change of Station (PCS) moves by guest blogger Janet McIntosh, Army wife. Once you make the decision to conduct a DITY move you may not know where to start. This may be the first time you have conducted a move on your own.  Well,… Read More

DITY Move vs. Government Transportation

  The following is the second post in our miniseries covering Primary Change of Station (PCS) moves by guest blogger Janet McIntosh, Army wife. As many of us gear up for PCS season, you may be contemplating whether you want to choose a do-it-yourself/personally procured move (DITY/PPM) or go with military transportation. This is a… Read More