WARNING: USHIP has huge brokerage fees (hidden)

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by greenllll, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Efreighter107

    Efreighter107 Bobtail Member

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    Their percentage is now 20% to shipper and the above to transporter, so in essence you are paying about 40% in fees using uship.

    We ended up moving our shipping to www.motherload.app instead. They do not allow illegal transporters or brokers to bid on shipments.
     
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  3. Efreighter107

    Efreighter107 Bobtail Member

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    Their percentage is now 20% to shipper and the above to transporter, so in essence you are paying about 40% in fees using uship.

    We ended up moving our shipping to www.motherload.app instead. They do not allow illegal transporters or brokers to bid on shipments.
     
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  5. Zonie

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    Uship isn't the only one with problems. I used to ship a lot of semiconductor equipment, and used freightquote since we rarely had the right amount of time to schedule (customers!)

    About 30% of the time, the flip flop wearing non english speaking guy would show up with the wrong equipment. 110" does not mean 102" height. Air-ride means not leaf springs. "you can take the top off maybe?" No, you brought wrong equipment. Then FQ would threaten a $300 cancellation when I turned them away. I would threaten them with whatever hundreds of dollars my new plane ticket is going to cost plus another night in the hotel and rental car.

    These guys also would show up early on the other end. Schedule for monday, they show up on sunday and want to unload. "Didja cheat or do you have another driver in there?" we open monday morning at 8:00.

    So, as a professional shipper and receiver, Even the Big truckers and Big brokers are not all that great.

    Regulation would be better for everybody. You guys would make a good living, and us customers would just get the same price regardless of who we use, based on type of load, weight class, and mileage, and be able to work it into our costs, and y'all would compete on quality instead.

    I Have also used ABF Upack. This is a great program. I have put complete machines in those little containers. They drop off a container or dryvan, we load it and they pick it up. No hassles, and for the little bit of extra cost, it's worth it.

    One thing I saw over and over again on shipping wars is that nothing is ever packed when they arrive. That's kind of the rule, it's ready to ship or it doesn't go. I would never rely on a truck driver to handle my goods unless I crated it or boxed/palletized it properly to begin with. That show is just not realistic.

    A lot of that stuff with no bids on u-ship could go LTL or greyhound. The general public just doesn't know about these transportation options. I have had furniture delivered greyhound, and shipped car seats that way.
     
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  6. Lite bug

    Lite bug Heavy Load Member

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    Shipping Wars is not reality. USHIP is for people that want to skirt the system. The people running USHIP are brokers without a bond. Use these tools at your own risk.
     
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