Frankfort, Michigan
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I am a transporter with all required numbers and more insurance that the law requires. I have a legitimate company with EIN and DUNNS numbers.

I'm sure there are a lot of good, honest and legal transporters that use Uship. From what I have seen and read 80% are not. If they cared about your load they would have insurance to cover it (most do not). If they cared about the law they would have all their numbers (most of them probably don't no what DUNNS numbers are).

They know what DOT and MC numbers are because they are posting someone Else's numbers on their truck. Uship (and some other sites) make it easy for these thieves to steal your property. When they set up a profile on Uship (and some other sites) they can use a bogus name, address, DOT and MC numbers and e-mail account. Uship ( and some other sites) check nothing.

OK lets say your have a $60,000 boat and want it shipped from Cal. to Florida. You advertise this shipment on Uship ( or one of the other sites that doesn't check profiles). Of course you want to save money on this shipment.

This thief that set up a bogus profile bids it low to get the job. You pay Uship ( or some other site) their commission to get the (so called) transporters information to contact that person. Now, per the user agreement, Uship ( or some other site) has no more responsibility for anything. They are out of it.

You contact the (so called transporter), pay that person's up front money (if not full payment), and give them the information they need to pick up your boat. They show up to pick up your boat with a bogus lisence plate on the truck (always take a picture of the vehicle's VIN number). This charming person says his/her goodbye's and leaves. They head to Mexico and sell your $60,000 boat for let's say $30,000.

They sit on the beach a few days drinking margarita's with full pockets. Now what just happened? You payed this person to steal your boat, fill his/her pockets with money, and drink margarita's on the beach. Uship (or some other site) can give you all the info.

they have on this person. Remember they were never checked out by Uship (or some other site). Their profile is bogus. You get nothing!!!!

Check out the transporter before you give them anything. Verify that they have commercial insurance (Personal insurance will not cover). By law they have to have $750,000 public liability coverage if there are no batteries or more than 20 gallons of fuel. If batteries and fuel are involved they need $1,000,000 public liability coverage.

They also have to have coverage for what they are transporting if you want your property covered. Some of these (so called transporters) think the liability coverage covers their load. It does not!!!! Verify their DOT and MC numbers at this web site http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/ If you are shipping something make it a common practice to verify all of these things to protect yourself.

By verify I mean call the insurance agent on the insurance cert. and look up the DOT and MC numbers to see that they belong to that company. And remember that picture of the VIN number (it may be the only way for law enforcment to find that person). Uship is not the only site on line that doesn't verify profiles.

Check all transporters. You get what you pay for.

Remember people (IF YOU PLAY WITH *** YOUR GOING TO GET SOME ON YOU). Good Luck and VERIFY, VERIFY, VERIFY

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Anonymous
#679187

this is *** , you have shippers with mountains of feedback just like ebay , you choose someone that has a good rep

Anonymous
#258840

I've been using www.expresstransporters.com for the past 7 years or so. I don't get every load I go after but I do get loads from the website.

I pay a monthly fee - no commission. I know they monitor the transporters and you get the customer's phone number when you're a member.

There's none of the stuff that happens on uship or shipalmostanything. Its just a honest place to look for loads.

Anonymous
#206560

Glad I found these complaints before I wasted my $ on uship to S3 Logistics, who had four out of five of the low bids.

So, besides ship almost anything.com, who else

is trustworthy?

Anonymous
#185989

WOW.I HAVE SHIPPED 100 OF THOUSAND IN VEHICLES WITH NEVER AN ISSUE.I PROVIDE A COPY TO DL TO MY CLIENTS PHOTO OF TAGS AN IF THEY REQUEST A PHOTO OF TRANSPORT TRUCK AND TRAILER.I PUT THEIR MIND AT EASE.I DO VERY WELL AND HAVE A STELLA REPUTATION.DELIVERING 1 VEHICLE VALUED AT 380k SO ALL YOU WHINNERS GIVE IT A BREAK!!

Snooozzer
#185353

I just posted an additional posting of Uship and would like your thoughts as I intend on blowing the whistle on them and their constant denial of condoning illegal activities on their site. If you don't support cleaning it up then you must obviously condone and support the crooks!

Anonymous
#183684

Uship should do like CENTRAL DISPATCH DOES before you are allowed to bid on anything. 1st you have to fill out your paperwork which shows your DOT & MC NUMBER, then THEY (CD) calls your insurance company to prove coverage and also they make you file your TAX ID NUMBER or Social Security number.

Then you also have to provide 3 references of other people you have worked for and then and ONLY THEN if all checks out you are allowed to bid on loads. If your insurance is dropped CD suspends your account until its updated.

Like the other poster said all you have to do for USHIP is go to Wally World get a track phone and a Visa Gift Card and put any name on it you want and a PO BOX and you are now one of there FINAST TRANSPORTERS. STAY AWAY from USHIP but dont take my word for it do a GOOGLE SEARCH on USHIP SCAMS and you will see THOUSANDS of postings of people getting scammed.

Anonymous
#174485

ShipAlmostAnything.com is using scare tactics to drive people away from a safe venue like uShip, to a shoddy fly-by-night site. Even the original poster here knows that uShip provides the means for users to easily verify if a transporter is legit or not. So, the real question here is does ShipAlmostAnything.com pay money to this web site directly for their manipulative attempt at subversive advertising, or just to a bunch of sleazeballs who's job it is to post spammy comments all over the internet?

Anonymous
#170689

I just seen a guy on Uship thats profile name is shanehenninger. LOL when you go to his profile you can tell hid DOT and MC numbers are made up.

He just picked numbers. There are to many digits. He's not smart enough to know that on the profile those numbers are direct links that you can click on to get the company info. for those numbers.

When you click on them the window that comes up says "This search did not yield any reslts". LOL

And the sad thing is, he'll get some transports and he's probably one of those guys that steels property from others.

Anonymous
#166655

Bottom line. It still leaves the shipper responsible for making sure the transporter is legal and insured at the minimum legal requirements.

The laws are out there on the web, but they are complicated. The shipper should not have to pay for extra insurance. That just means the illegal transporters still don't have to pay for legal insurance!! While the items are in the transporters possession the transporter should be responsible.

Your right. Express Transporters doesn't have as much to bid on because the cost to ship is probably a little higher. The legal and safe transporters have more cost. Just legal insurance for a pickup per year is $4,000 to $5,000.

That's a *** of a lot more than $800.00 a year for min. liability or no insurance at all. They have to pass the cost on. If the shipper chooses the cheapest transporter and there items are damaged and not covered, or are stolen, then so be it.

Don't come on here and complain. You chose the transporter and the price. Blame yourself.

Like gsxr said (if you play with *** your going to get some on you). I had never heard it put that way, but if you think about it, it's very true!!!!

Anonymous
#166234

Charging the shipper extra insurance will not stop fraudulent haulers. The shipper should not have to pay for extra insurance.

The only way to stop fraudulent haulers is if they can't bid on the shipments. That means their legal status and insurance needs to be verified before they can have an active profile and bid on shipments. If these things are not verified the shipper is at great risk. The only site that I know of online that verifies and monitores their transporters legal status and insurance is Express Transporters.

They charge their transporters a monthly fee. If the transporters insurance is dropped they are notified and the transporters profile is suspended until they can show proof of insurance at the amount that is legal by law to be a transporter.

I am not affiliated with Express Transporters in any way. I just think it is safer for the shipper and fair for the transporter.

Anonymous
#165230

WHAT A TERRIBLY STORY TO HAVE TO READ AND PITY THE PEOPLE THIS HAPPENS TO!

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GO TO THE SITE OF SHIPALMOSTANYTHING.COM WHERE THE SHIPPER NEVERS PAYS A FEE AND THE HAULER NEVER PAYS A COMMISSION. WHY SHOULDN'T A TRUCKER MAKE GOOD MONEY AND A SHIPPER GET A LOW PRICE BY ELIMINATING THE COST OF COMMISSION PAID TO USHIP FROM THE TRANSACTION AND GET THAT EXTRA INSURANCE IF YOU WANT IT

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