uShip makes shipping freight as easy as 1, 2, 3!
1 | Create Your Listing
It's important to properly list your items for the most accurate quote. In order to determine what kind of freight service you need, first package and measure your freight shipment. List the number, size and weight of the individual units. Pallets, drums, crates and boxes are all commonly shipped by carriers and can be used to better describe your shipment, as well. If you know your freight class and load density be sure to include that information. Include any special requirements your shipment may have, such as the handling of your freight or permits needed. Whether you choose to list your freight shipment for quotes in our marketplace or book an instant quote, having a detailed listing will earn you a more accurate shipping price every time. Freight companies offer several options, including less than truckload freight (LTL), truckload freight (TL), and expedited freight services. Using a freight forwarder, you can even ship freight internationally.
2 | Choose the Best Freight Shipping Company
Once your listing is complete, instant rates from our Published Rates Carriers may appear as an option for your freight shipment. If you select one of these rates, you will receive direct contact information for the freight shipping company. These published rates may not be available for all freight shipments. When your shipment listing goes to auction, you’ll receive quotes from freight shipping companies as they compete for your business. You’re able to maintain your privacy while you ask questions and talk directly to the shipping companies providing you with freight quotes.
Each freight shipping company also has their own carrier profile on uShip. You can find their customer rated feedback, safety records, and transportation history all in one place. Review the transportation history and see if they have moved anything like your freight before. See the experience their previous customers had with them. Most carriers add some photos of their equipment so you can see what your freight will be moved in. Reviewing these profiles and talking to the shipping companies will help you feel confident you’re choosing the best freight shipping company for your shipment.
3 | Freight Shipping & Delivery
After you have chosen your freight shipping company, contact them directly with any questions, concerns, or additional details you may have regarding your shipment. Coordinate details for pick up and delivery times and locations with your carrier. Share any third party contact information that may help the shipment run smoother with your freight shipping company. Have payment ready at the agreed upon time and please let us know if you have any trouble contacting your freight service provider.
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