Our 5 LTL Tips can help you make shipping freight the easiest part of your day:
As an LTL freight shipper, finding quotes and booking carriers is probably not the highlight of your day. It’s a process that can become frustrating and time-consuming – but it doesn’t have to be. When you ship LTL freight through uShip, you avoid many of the common headache-inducing obstacles.
Skip the high broker fees, website hopping, and phone calls while uShip goes to work for you. Check out these five ways you’ll save time by booking through our marketplace:
- TAKE SMART SHORTCUTS FOR FASTER SHIPPING
No need to manually enter address info for customers you’ve shipped to before. Reduce errors and get your freight on the road faster with the new Address Book from uShip.
- INSURE YOUR FREIGHT QUICKLY AND RELIABLY
Relying on a carrier’s minimal liability coverage is risky, considering it covers just $.10/lb on average, so booking additional coverage is a must. Booking through uShip means you can seamlessly add cargo insurance with premiums as low as $30, with $0 deductibles on new goods, as well as used goods valued up to $1,000. This top-notch insurance means you’ll get fast communications and payout, saving you time in case things don’t go as planned with your shipment.
- TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A ONE-STOP SHOP
Skip the old school processes of manually comparing rates from carrier to carrier on the phone or navigating between websites, and take a shortcut to the best rates in minutes. With more than 30 national and regional LTL carriers ready to compete for your business, you can compare rates at a glance. If you’re a high-volume shipper, you can even add in existing contract rates with My Contract Rates, or get uShip’s help negotiating rates with carriers through My Custom Rates. No matter how you book, you’ll get rates that compete with or beat the ones you get elsewhere, all while skirting high fees and saving time.
- WORK WITH A TRUSTED ALLY
Our platform is backed by an expert team ready to help you with issues like dispute mediation, missed pickup assistance, insurance claim help, invoice auditing, account credits, and more. Plus, our mobile app connects you to everything uShip at the tap of a finger. It’s all-in-one support from real people, when you need it.
- CUT OUT THE FOLLOW-UP WORK
It’s important to double-check your shipment details after delivery, but it takes a lot to stay on top of multiple invoices. That’s why we do it for you. We audit every single invoice and apply refunds directly to your uShip account in case of overpayment, and help you out in case of a dispute. It’s the peace of mind that’s built into every uShip shipment.
Booking freight shipments doesn’t have to be tedious and painful. And the great news? uShip’s got much more than LTL tips – every feature and aspect of uShip exists to save you time, effort and money. Let us do the heavy lifting for you, and see just how easy it can be.
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