I have discovered that UShip, also known as http://www.uship.com is illegally operating and causing extensive harm to unsuspecting consumers. This business is technically a broker, as they connect people wishing to ship something with carriers who bid on those shipments. The laws require that a broker maintain certain authorities and licenses to operate and UShip does not maintain these. Furthermore, the majority of the "carriers" who bid on these shipments do not pocess a commercial drivers license, operating authorities or the cargo insurance that is required by law. UShip is fully aware that these "members" are illegally operating and yet they harbor this illegal activity. This makes them equally liable in the violation of both state and federal transportation laws.
On 5/23/2012, I reached out to UShip seeking clarifications on these matters. In an effort to shut me uo, they immediately suspended my member account and have cost me a great deal of money on lost shipments.
If you do some research on UShip, you will discover that a large number of consumers have been taken for a ride. These illegal carriers regularly hold freight hostage using extortion to get more money, many shipments are damaged with no insurance or recourse for the consumers and most consumers have no idea that these practices are going on until it is too late.
Product or Service Mentioned: Uship Account.