uShip Stories 

Real stories by real people about their shipping experiences.

 | All Stories

"Shipment of 22 pallets."

shipping from Battle Creek, Michigan Oceanside, California for $2,001.00

Battle Creek, Michigan
Oceanside, California
2190 mi.

  • 479
  • 95%
  • 503
  • 24

I needed to ship 22 pallets of product to a residential location and didn't know where to begin. Then I found UShip! Working through UShip was a wonderful experience! I would definitely use this service again if needed in the future. When working through the bidding process, all of the bids that came in were using a large truck with issues surrounding weight limitations on the residential streets and possible fines that might be imposed by the city. Some of the truckers who submitted bids said not to worry about it. Others were very worried about it. The other problem was having a forklift at the delivery location or a loading dock. Some truckers suggested using an intermediate loading dock to unload the large truck and transfer the load to 2 smaller trucks. That would involve renting fork lifts and loading dock for a day or 2 with extra cost and time. Then this wonderful shipper came into the bidding at the exact target price with a wonderful solution! He works with UPS LTL and suggested that he do the shipping and he would split the load between 2 UPS trucks with lift gates and pallet jacks at the exact budgeted target price! Excellent!!! He had the 2 trucks deliver with a day between deliveries which made it much easier on the receiving end! Whew!!! He turned a nightmare into a dream! I also checked with UPS and I couldn't get anywhere close to the price he got!!!! He was truly a lifesaver and solved a very complex problem with good communication and a very pleasant personality! I would definitely recommend the UShip service to anyone who needs to ship anything! Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful service! Eileen Tupman, President Akamai Games, Inc.

- Eileen T.
Ready to Ship your Stuff?
Business & Industrial Goods