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!

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....

The 411 on LTL: The Easiest, Most Cost-Effective Way to Ship Your Freight

If you are looking for a flexible, cost-effective way to ship your freight, LTL may be the right choice for your business. But before we dive too deep into when...

5 Ways Transportation Management Systems Improve Freight Shipping

The capacity crunch in the shipping industry has tightened shipping demand and emphasized the need for more efficient use of available resources—particularly for LTL freight shipping. Transportation management systems (TMS)...

10 Tips to Improve Anything You Write

Many people, if asked, would say they cannot write. Really, these people just believe they are not good writers. But the truth is, writing is a learned skill that many...

Carrier Liability Basics: Are You Covered?

If you are a frequent freight shipper, you probably already know that it’s not a matter of “if,” but “when” an accident impacts your cargo. There are a number of...

6 Tips for International Express Shipping

The thought of sending a shipment to the other side of the world can seem daunting—it may feel like there is a never-ending list of considerations, forms and regulations. Is...