uShip this week announced three of the nation’s top LTL carriers– Con-way Freight, Old Dominion Freight Lines and YRC Freight– have teamed up with uShip.
The partnership brings the number of national and regional LTL carriers in the uShip network to 28.
“By publishing their rates through uShip, LTL carriers can act a lot like airlines or hotels when it comes to pricing,” said Jim Bramlett, GM of uShip LTL Freight. “They can now reach shipping customers directly with rates they control and dynamically adjust with market and seasonal conditions. This optimizes their asset utilization, accelerates growth in their most profitable segment, and maintains strong yield levels while maintaining their 3PL contracts.”
uShip provides millions of small to midsize shippers with the ability to ship single online purchases to their desired destination. uShip handles all of the customer’s shipping needs, including direct carrier access, instant capacity and transparency, as well as competitive pricing.
uShip has 250,000 registered shippers in its network, and more than 35% of the company’s total shipping volume is in commercial freight.[gview file=”http://about.uship.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/uShip_LTL_Freight_Flow.pdf”]
View this infographic to see how uShip’s LTL marketplace works – and the benefits – for both shippers and LTL carriers.
uShip is the global transport marketplace that’s reinventing logistics. By moving it entirely online and to mobile devices, it brings greater automation, transparency and efficiency to the traditionally inefficient shipping industry. Primarily serving the commercial freight, vehicles, and household goods markets, the uShip freight exchange seamlessly connects shipping customers – from freight brokers to business shippers and consumers – with feedback-rated transportation service providers that engage in online fixed price, spot market and auction-based transactions. Based in Austin, Texas, and Amsterdam, the company operates globally with localized sites in 19 countries and regions on six continents. It is backed by Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, and is featured on “Shipping Wars,” A&E’s real-life series broadcast worldwide. http://www.uship.com