Customers don't realize . Uship is acting as a broker between the shipper ( the person posting item to be moved) and the carrier( the person/company wishing to move item) uship claims they are not a brokerage, but what the shipper doesn't know uship cut is 15% .
They will recommend to the shipper rate. They also handle the money, to make sure they get there cut. This is absolutely a brokerage. There are rules and laws insurance and bonding that have to be followed. They don't .
The second problem
there are brokers booking loads on uship then they try to find carrier elsewhere to move it.this is called double brokering, also illegal. What happens is uship recommends price to the shipper, a broker books it for that. Automatically uship gets there 15% then the broker looks for carrier not in uship to move it. Then the broker keeps there cut usually 10-20%. The carrier is now moving item for not enough money
Example: agreed bid $500 for 300 mile move - uship fee $150= $350
Broker has $350 to work with , brokerage fee %15 $70=$280 to the actual carrier that ends up moving item for 300 miles . this is why the the carrier will try to get more money out of you for the load.
This is mainly on large items motorcycles, automobiles , farm and construction equipment .
I read the profile on all my competitors when bidding a load, majority of bidding party's are brokers doing what I am describing .
There are a few other problems
Product or Service Mentioned: Uship Shipping Service.
Reason of review: Pricing issue.