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!

Coming Out Ahead on Claims

Part I: Small Packages Your customer’s eagerly anticipated shipment arrives, but that delicate piece of electronic equipment inside sounds like a maraca when they lift the box. It happens to the...

Five Ways to Be a Better Manager and a True Leader

Are you a manager or a leader? Some use the words “manage” and “lead” interchangeably, while others talk about the differences between the two. The truth of the matter is this:...

NMFC Policy Change for Concealed Damaged Goods

Recent changes have been made to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) rules regarding concealed damage notifications. As of Saturday, April 18, 2015 the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA)...

How To Keep Employees Happy

As a small- to mid-sized business owner, you know that people are a company’s most valuable resource. But how do you make sure your employees stay with you for the...

Like Shoes, Picking the Perfect Freight Carrier Takes Work

Choosing the right freight carrier is almost as important as choosing the shoes you wear each day. On a sunny day you want to make sure you’ve picked out the perfect...

For Better Productivity, Give Your Team a Break!

What do taking a walk around the block, chatting with co-workers, or watching a short YouTube video have in common? They’re all great ways to boost productivity. In fact, research...

Density Based Classing 101: Part 3

When shipping products whose class is based on the density, there are ways to improve the density and lower your class and shipping costs. (It’s just like following all of...

Density Based Classing 101: Part 2

When shipping product with a density based class, it is important to ensure density is calculated correctly. This will ensure an accurate quote at the time of shipping and no...

Density Based Classing 101: Part 1

Age, weight, how many pieces of cake you ate last night…these are all things that most people have probably approximated a time or two over the years. What’s not okay...

Look Before You Sign!

“Gee, that driver was so nice! The box looked heavy and I wasn’t sure I could get it off the truck and so the driver used the liftgate. Then, he...

When Feathers Outweigh Bowling Balls

Of course feathers don’t literally “outweigh” bowling balls. But if you think about that statement in shipping terms, it starts to make a little bit more sense. Consider this: five...

Getting Your Team Computer-Savvy

How comfortable are your employees when they are in front of a computer – and doing tasks beyond email or other basics? Are they taking advantage of the many time...