Has anyone else thought to for Uship.com's MC# and DOT#? If they were collecting payment and then paying the transporters, doesn't this make them a broker? A broker must have these. If Uship did not have these numbers, they were operating in violation of the U.S. DOT. Perhaps this is why the practice was stopped.
As a freight broker myself, I started using Uship.com by posting loads for a specific job. We received many inquiries for the job with lots of qusetions. After answering these with questions of our own, such as "Do you have an MC#?" the transporters stopped all communication. Guess they weren't legit!