Trucking

Top 5 States for Trucker Pay

Top 5 States for Trucker Pay

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the mean annual salary for general freight truck drivers in the US is $43,180; a competitive rate considering the mean annual salary across all occupations is $47,230. If you’ve thought about changing careers – or locations – a recent report predicted some…Read more

Avoiding the Sting of Your Shipping Contract in Today’s Soft Freight Market

Avoiding the Sting of Your Shipping Contract in Today’s Soft Freight Market

Remember several months ago when you got really excited about signing that freight contract with a carrier or broker that had an 85% discount? At the time, it was maybe a good deal. Production was stronger. Capacity was tighter. You placed a big time hedge as the industry was bracing…Read more

New Technology to Test Live View Truck Camera and Display

New Technology to Test Live View Truck Camera and Display

Passing a truck – or being passed – can be a nerve-wracking experience regardless of the other vehicle. In fact, in Argentina alone, one person dies every hour from car accidents with the majority of accidents happening while people overtake other vehicles. Inspired by this alarming statistic, Samsung has set…Read more

The Modern Nomad: How one uShip Carrier Uses Transport to Fuel His Passion

The Modern Nomad: How one uShip Carrier Uses Transport to Fuel His Passion

As part of Driver Appreciation Week, we’d like to profile one of our Power Carriers, Tony Ayriss, whose journey to uShip is anything but ordinary. This story comes from an in-house guest writer, David Leffler. Happy Driver Appreciation Week to all of our carriers!  uShip serves as the eHarmony of the…Read more

The Most Common Word Carriers Use to Describe Their Feelings About Their Job

The Most Common Word Carriers Use to Describe Their Feelings About Their Job

We set out in June to understand more about carriers’ career paths to trucking by conducting a survey. We received nearly 1,000 responses from our active carriers.   One of the questions we asked was about their feelings about their job. While it wasn’t meant to be one of the…Read more

Get Ready, Drivers. Roadcheck 2015 Starts Tuesday

Get Ready, Drivers. Roadcheck 2015 Starts Tuesday

Heads-up! Roadcheck 2015 is upon us…almost. According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and other government agencies, the International Roadcheck is scheduled for June 2 – 4, that’s next Tuesday through Thursday. The annual blitz will take nearly 10,000 inspectors from local, state and federal enforcement…Read more

Nissan and Cummins, Introducing the Titan XD.

Nissan and Cummins, Introducing the Titan XD.

The upcoming 2016 Nissan Titan will be offered with an all-new version that is targeted towards those wanting heavy-duty capabilities in a light-duty truck. Dubbed the Titan XD, it hopes to bridge this gap using a next generation Cummins 5.0L V8 turbo diesel engine and a much beefier suspension and…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

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

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