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If You’re Looking for an Alternative to Uship, We Offer You Freightera: A Freight Solution Built Exclusively for Businesses You  About

With many innovative options to choose from, it’s no wonder that business shippers looking for alternatives to traditional brokerages and carriers may be feeling overwhelmed.

That is why we started a series of comparison articles to simplify the choice for you. Here’s a very specific comparison for Uship users or prospects out there: Freightera vs. Uship.

Both platforms offer unique solutions for freight shipping, but a closer comparison reveals why Freightera might be the better choice for business users.

Listings vs. Instant Online Freight Quotes

Uship’s bread and butter is their reverse-action system, which allows customers to create a listing for a shipment on which carriers can then bid and offer their lowest prices.

The upside of their system is that carriers can set their bids to compete with each other, meaning the shipper might get very competitive rates. However, this approach is very slow and it can take hours or even days for you to get the best rate, which may not even be the best available out there. How would you know if it is? Really?

On the other hand, the instant freight quotes that Freightera offers are just that — instant and highly competitive rates from 100s of carriers. We make up for the bidding part of the pricing process by offering larger volumes to carriers allowing us to negotiate better rates for our customers. 

Why the B2B Part Matters

While Uship works with both businesses and personal shippers, Freightera focuses solely on businesses.

This difference allows us to be more stringent in our carrier vetting processes. If our carriers accept only properly packaged, addressed, and billed shipments, then that’s because our carriers have specific standards they follow.

We believe that B2B shipments are overall safer than personal shipments, both due to the volume of shipments and due to the regulations involved in their transportation. At Freightera, we help carriers to make sure shipments are properly packaged and prepared for safe pickups and deliveries.

Looking Out for You

Although it’s somewhat difficult in the freight industry, many companies nowadays try to be transparent with their pricing. It’s in their best interest to have returning customers, after all.

However, we wouldn’t be surprised to hear you’re reading this after getting some outrageous additional charges that might have doubled your invoice. Yep, we know all about it.

That’s why it’s our mission to, besides offering you all-inclusive freight shipping rates, ensure that you’re protected from carriers’ surprise charges and that what you see at the quoting stage is what you pay.

How do we do that? We developed our Rate Defense™ program to protect shippers from unfair extra charges. As long as you quote correctly for services needed, your rate is 100% guaranteed.

Next Level Customer Service

If you’re here, you’re probably looking for an alternative to Uship. That could be for any number of reasons, but aside from pricing, the next probable culprit would be customer service.

Luckily, you’ll not find a more helpful and more knowledgeable team than Freightera’s. Our Client Care is unmatched in the industry for multiple reasons. One of which is our employee ownership program which makes each vetted employee a shareholder after one year with the company. As business owners, we take responsibility for Freightera’s success close to heart.

Before you reach out to us, here’s some social proof in examples of 100s of amazing 5-star customer reviews. Just to make research a little easier for you. 🙂

Ship Green, Stress Less

We’ve covered the ‘stress less’ part, but it’s important to mention the elephant in the room.

Freight shipping is a necessity. In fact, without trucking, the world could pretty much collapse in days. It’s also, unfortunately, a major contributor to CO2 emissions.

Luckily, our efforts are focused on the sustainability of freight. In addition to trucking rates, we offer and promote rail shipping services for 2 main reasons:

  • It’s almost always the most affordable option for long-haul freight
  • It’s always the least polluting option

Along with our rail option, we prioritize partnering with SmartWay-certified carriers who are leading the way in reducing emissions from freight by focusing on fuel efficiency, acquiring more efficient engine technologies, and operating more efficient terminal distribution (which is good for both shorter transit times and emission savings).


While Uship offers a lot of good services, if you’re looking for a replacement, Freightera is a serious consideration for business shippers.

Not only do we offer the complete package, but we offer the highest quality service available, based on well-earned trust and respect. We treat our customers as we want to be treated ourselves. We are here not for transactions, but for long-lasting relationships. Helping small businesses to succeed is our mission. 

If you’d like to learn more about what we can do for you, feel free to take a look at our LTL freight services page.

Happy shipping! 😀

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