National Tire Safety Week

“National Tire Safety Week” has just passed and Q Ship USA would like to remind you of the importance of checking your vehicles tires before every trip. According to Trucking Info, not only do these inspections help save lives, the cost benefit of having well maintained tires is high! Studies have shown that tire under inflation by as […]

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Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Continue Heading Higher

  Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Continue Heading Higher   Linehaul rates for truckload shipping continue to rise, according to the latest Cass Linehaul Rate Index. On average, North American shippers paid 7.2% more in July of this year than last in their truckload linehaul rates. With the concentrated 2014 bid season now over, and more […]

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Trucking Safety Must Be A Higher Priority For The U.S, NTSB Says

  Trucking Safety Must Be A Higher Priority For The U.S, NTSB Says. By Jorge Garzon   Trucking fatalities have increased in large numbers over the past four years, as highway regulators have failed to act upon more than 100 recommendations to improve truck and trucker safety. Being in the era of technology, priorities must […]

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Trucking Industry Faces Uphill Battle To Recruit Drivers

  Trucking Industry Faces Uphill Battle To Recruit Drivers   The trucking industry’s marketing catchphrase for years has been, “If you’ve got it, a truck brought it.” But as trucks increasingly sit idle because of a growing shortage of drivers, the slogan might morph to: “If you can’t find it, there were no trucks to […]

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Are you supervising your online reputation?

  Are you supervising your online reputation? By Jorge Garzon   Let’s face it, the majority of people all ages nowadays are more connected to the internet than ever; and the statistics don’t seem to be going down. With technology playing a huge role in our everyday lives, businesses around the globe see opportunities to […]

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GPS: Leading Truckers Down the Wrong Road?

  GPS: Leading Truckers Down the Wrong Road?   The most useful navigational and route plotting tool since the Atlas, GPS technology is available inexpensively on virtually every communications device from smartphones to note pads to laptops and widely used by motorists — especially commercial truck drivers — to successfully wind their way through America’s […]

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Getting Creative! Slight Change results in less damage

  Curved Upper Edge on Trailers Avoids Tree-Branch Damage   The idea came from truck bodies, but Darry Stuart put it to use on trailers. Damage to trailers from overhanging tree branches got Darry Stuart to thinking. Stuart, a contract maintenance manager under his DWS Fleet Services considered the problem faced by a wholesale grocery […]

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Cheap Pallet Wrap Can Cost More in Terms of Damage to Freight

UK – EUROPE – According to pallet wrapping specialists Golden Valley, there is anecdotal evidence which suggests that Police forces across mainland Europe are robustly enforcing laws on cargo security which require anyone transporting palletised loads to be able to demonstrate that the pallet wrap used to secure each pallet has been applied to measurable […]

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Q Ship USA Exhibiting at Upcoming Trade Show Kosherfest

Q Ship USA is exhibiting at various B2B Trade Shows all over the USA. At this time we are happy to announce attendance at the 2014 Kosherfest Tradeshow, November 11th & 12th in Secaucus, NJ. Upcoming B2B tradeshow Kosherfest, at Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ, is most important for businesses in the kosher food […]

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Shipping Fun Facts

Did you know??   The trucking industry logs in a year an estimated 432.9 billion miles – enough to circle the world 17 million times!   There are about 15.5 million commercial trucks in the United States. If U.S. trucks stacked end to end they would exactly reach the moon!  (240,000 mi)   The trucking […]

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