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uShip is the world’s largest and most trusted transportation marketplace, primarily serving the freight, household goods and vehicle shipping markets. Consumers and businesses can compare and book upfront quotes, name their own price or receive auction-style bids from over 225,000 customer-reviewed Transportation Service Providers, ranging from independent owner-operators to the largest freight carriers and brokers.

After reviewing published shipping rates and the uShip Shipping Price Estimator™ (based on proprietary freight data), customers can enjoy significant savings by naming their own price and posting their shipment on uShip. When carriers have empty space in their trucks or an empty backhaul, they use uShip to fill it at deeply discounted rates. Our advanced search tools and mobile apps allow truckers to find shipments nearby and along their routes.

Launched in 2004, uShip operates globally with localized functionality in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Austria, the European Union, Canada and Australia.

uShip is a privately-held company of 180 employees based in Austin, Texas, and Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

uShip for Carriers

uShip gives shipping and moving companies free and immediate access to loads – and carriers only pay a transaction fee on jobs they complete. With thousands of shipments listed and available on any given day, owner-operators and large freight carriers alike have an equal opportunity to bid on loads that suit their needs and routes. Through uShip, service providers can fill excess capacity or find profitable backhauls that help maximize their business and time on the road. uShip also gives service providers free tools to help them establish and build their online business reputation through its feedback system and customer reviews. For more information on becoming a uShip Service Provider, click here.

uShip for Brokers

uShip’s PRO exchange platform allows frequent shippers and transportation brokers to leverage uShip’s leading exchange technology to build and manage their own freight exchange. PRO users invite their existing carriers to join their private networks, post freight out to their approved and monitored carrier network, assign loads directly to carriers and track status in real time from dispatch to delivery.

Fully integrated with uShip’s public network, PRO users can also post publicly to find new carriers when their own network is unable to cover a load. The PRO exchange platform is designed to complement your existing TMS and provides a single web and mobile interface for carriers to interact with all of their customers. Learn more about uShip PRO >

History of uShip

In many ways, was born in the back of a rented moving van. As CEO and Founder Matt Chasen was moving from Seattle to Texas, his mother had been struggling to move a dresser from Ohio to Texas. When Matt arrived to pick up the 9-foot van he ordered, it was sold out, leaving him with a 20-foot truck. As he drove the virtually empty truck to Texas, he wondered if there may be someone in a similar situation in Ohio with enough room to bring home his mother's dresser. Matt continued to tinker with the idea over the coming year, and when he arrived at the University of Texas, he eventually joined with fellow business school students Jay Manickam and Mickey Millsap. The three further developed the business plan to take advantage of all these empty trucks to make shipping more affordable.

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By the Numbers (through April 2012)

$275 million
Total business transactions on uShip since launch in 2004

$10 - $13 million
Total worth of transport jobs available on uShip at any given time

Total registered transporters on uShip

8 million
Total bids by transporters since launch in 2004

Transporter reviews left by customers

2.1 million
Total listings listed on uShip

Level of positive feedback left by uShip customers

$55 million
Total shipping volume of eBay purchases through uShip

$550 million
Worth of eBay purchases moved on uShip

1.7 million
Total registered customers on uShip