Unishippers offers a full portfolio of freight options to meet your business’ specific needs. Our partner network includes more than 30 of the top national, regional and local freight logistics companies such as Estes, Saia®, YRC™ Freight and UPS Freight® to provide you with the best rates and exceptional customer service. And because of the extensive number of carriers we work with nationwide, our service is not limited to shipments from your freight dock. Unishippers specializes in helping you reduce cost and increase efficiency in your entire supply chain by offering great rates on inbound and drop shipments as well.
Whatever your shipping needs – full-truckload, less-than-truckload specialty vehicles, hazardous materials, expedited services, white glove, air freight or ocean – we’ve got the solution that's just right for you. And, our state-of-the-art transportation management system combined with Unishippers Platinum Service, ensures that all of your needs are met. Contact us for a consultation.
Take a look at some of the freight services we offer:
|Unishippers' premium online transportation management system for your LTL and FTL shipping! Unishippers Freight Manager is your one-stop solution for quoting, booking, tracking and freight management, all from the convenience of your computer from one website and one login. With Freight Manager you can access over 30 freight carriers online, instantly compare costs and delivery options for both LTL and FTL freight and quickly book shipments - you can even access UPS express and ground services from the same login. Our state-of-the-art tool streamlines your business with one consolidated invoice for all your freight, 180 days of shipping history and is backed by our renowned customer service. Click here to find out more about Freight Manager.|
|Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Freight|
|The majority of freight shipments will likely be sent through less-than-truckload freight. LTL is an economical option and is designed for shipments that are larger than parcel but too small to fill an entire truckload. Freight carriers will combine your shipments with others until a truck container is filled. The freight is transported through a hub system where it is transferred between trucks and freight centers until it reaches its destination.
Because LTL travels through a hub system, it takes longer to reach its destination than if you were to ship through the Full-Truckload service. In addition, LTL freight is more susceptible to damage because it is transferred between trucks and freight centers. Therefore, it is important to properly package your items to minimize the likelihood of your shipment being damaged. Click here to find out more about our LTL freight services.
|Full Truckload (FTL) Freight|
|There may be instances where shipping full-truckload may be your best option. FTL freight is used for large shipments that can fill an entire trailer. The benefit of using FTL freight is that your shipments reach their destination in a shorter amount of time because the truck can go directly from your shipping origin to its destination and does not need to be routed through a hub system. In addition, FTL shipments are not as susceptible to damage because they are only handled at the pickup and drop off locations. Click here to find out more about our FTL freight services.|
|For shipments that have more time sensitivity, air freight might be your best bet. Our partner network offers a selection of service options, from guaranteed next morning service to more economical 2-5 day delivery options. Whatever option you choose, your shipment will get to its destination safely, and at the right time.|
|Occasionally, you may need your shipments to be delivered ASAP. For these circumstances, expedited freight may be recommended. Usually expedited freight will be sent by air in order to reach its destination quickly. It will be picked up and delivered by truck but most of the distance will be covered by plane. You will pay a premium for time-sensitive shipping. You can save money by planning ahead to ship through one of the other services.|
|White Glove is an additional service option offered by Unishippers. The White Glove service may be a good option when your shipments require special handling, delivery and assembly. When using the White Glove service, your shipments will be delivered inside to the room of your choice with light assembly and the removal of the packaging debris. You will pay a premium for White Glove service so you may want to use it only in those circumstances where the added value is required.|
|Unishippers can assist you with both the import and export of your shipments from the initial quote to document preparation and tracking to the final destination. With our trusted freight partners, we can offer door-to-door service to many major cities worldwide and standard door-to-airport or door-to-port service to almost any international destination. Read on for more helpful information about international freight and ocean freight.|
Shipping freight internationally can be a complicated process requiring proper documentation and customs checks. Having proper documentation is essential for your shipment to arrive on time. Most delays are caused by missing or incorrect documents. Unishippers can help your freight arrive at the correct place, on time and on budget through assisting with quotes, document preparation and tracking.
We recommend that you become familiar with the documents needed to ship internationally including the Commercial Invoice, U.S. Certificate of Origin, NAFTA Certificate of Origin and the U.S. Shipper’s Export Declaration. Other documents needed depend on your origin and destination countries, the commodity being shipped and your freight’s value. In addition, you should understand the exact route your freight will travel to its destination, know when and where transfers will occur and the mode by which your shipments will travel. Your Unishippers Shipping Consultant can assist you.
Ocean freight may be a good option for your non-time-sensitive deliveries. Our partnership with Extra Logistics ensures that you get a reliable global container network as they work with reputable shipping lines. Extra Logistics offers both less than container load (LCL) and full container load (FCL) services and will complete all of the paperwork including custom brokerages saving you time and trouble. (May not be available at all Unishippers locations.)
Please contact us for assistance in finding the best option for your shipping needs. Click here to contact your Unishippers office or call 1-866-99-USHIP.
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