I had never shipped anything heavy before, just the regular UPS, USPS stuff. Recently I needed to ship an engine block halfway across the country - what to do? I was given a price with a standard carrier that just about floored me. Then I found the uShip site. Within a day I had a reasonable offer for shipping with UTI that I promptly accepted. Within another day or so, R&L Carriers picked up my shipment. I was surprised to hear that the engine block arrived half way across the country only 3 days later! An excellent experience with uShip, UTI and R&L Carriers.
Now that I have found this site, I know where to go to ship heavy items.