Entity type: Carrier
Business Type: Independent Trucker (Owner Operator)
Carrier Operation: Interstate
Categories Served: Boats, Business & Industrial Goods, Food & Agriculture, Full Truckload Freight, Heavy Equipment, Horses & Livestock, Household Goods, Household Moves, LTL, Motorcycles, Other Goods, Pets & Livestock, Special Care, Vehicles
Trailer Type: Dry Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Number of Trucks: 1
Number of Drivers: 1
Locations Served: US: Nationwide, International: Worldwide
Hello uShippers! My name is Matt and I'm the founder & CEO of uShip. Back in 2001, my mother called to ask if I could help her ship an heirloom dresser from my grandmother's house in Columbus to her in Houston. She had no luck finding a freight or moving company that was able to ship it for less than $1,000. I did some research and was unable to do any better.
Amazingly, it was going to be cheaper for me fly there and rent a truck to move the 1 piece. Of course, neither option was justifiable, so the heirloom ended up being sold in an estate sale - much to my mother's chagrin.
A few months later, my wife and I were moving from Seattle to Austin, and I found myself standing in the back of a 20' rental truck with 15' of extra space. I said to myself, "I wonder how many trucks out there are driving all over the country with extra space like this?" I spent the next 2,400 mi. boring my wife to tears talking about creating an online shipping marketplace... and the rest is history!