UBlog - Unishippers

Welcome to UBlog! Here you’ll find helpful shipping tips and answers to some of the most common shipment conundrums and questions our customers ask about. And, because we know that shipping isn’t the main focus of your business, we’ll also feature advice about other areas of your business – like getting your team tech-savvy and how to hire the right people. Check back twice a month for new posts, and as always, happy shipping!

LTL Shipping: Consequences of Misrepresenting Freight

Increasing freight rates have some shippers trying to avoid additional shipping costs by misrepresenting their shipments on their bills of lading (BOLs), but LTL shipping carriers take weights and inspections...

How to Get the Best UPS Shipping Rates

We know that shipping costs can be a big expense for any business. And if you can find ways to cut costs, the return can go straight to your bottom...

Understanding Freight Shipping: The Low-Down on Liftgates

Have you ever found yourself scratching your head over your final bill, wondering why you were charged that pesky liftgate delivery fee? We’re here to give you the 411 on...

8 Reasons Why We Are Your Small Package Shipping Experts

Parcel shipping. Small package shipping. Express package shipping. No matter what you call it, the shipping experts at Unishippers are your best resource for shipping value, options and service. Here...

How To Protect Your LTL Freight Shipments

You spend valuable money to get your freight from point A to point B—and to get it there in one piece. While freight damage is occasionally unavoidable, there are still...

Freight Capacity Crunch: How We Can Help

Is your business feeling stressed due to the freight capacity crunch? Unishippers can help minimize the impact. Impact: Increased Shipping Rates With a shortage of drivers and equipment, freight carriers...

LTL Freight Shipping Mistakes You Could Be Making

There’s a lot to remember when it comes to less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipping – and making even simple mistakes can be costly. We know that no business owner wants to...

5 Factors That Determine LTL Freight Shipping Rates

Recent trends in the transportation industry suggest that LTL shipping rates in the U.S. will rise more frequently and dramatically for the second year in a row in 2019. Finding...

3 Reverse Logistics Tips for Freight Shippers

While November and December are peak season for shipping, January is typically reserved for reevaluating your business strategies and setting goals for the new year. Of course, this also applies...

Brrr! ‘Tis the Season for Freeze Protection Service on Your LTL Freight Shipments

The weather outside is frightful in many areas across the nation. And between temperatures dropping below freezing and peak shipping season, shippers need to be prepared for any issues that...

Want Stress-Free Shipping? It’s All About Service

In the fast-paced, ever-changing shipping industry, managing freight shipments can be a challenge for small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs). They often lack the infrastructure, resources and shipping volume of larger...

Don’t Get Left in the Cold During Peak Shipping Season

2018 has been a historic year of changes in the shipping industry. Most businesses have been feeling the effects of the capacity crunch through increased shipping rates and delayed shipments....