2014 Carrier of the Year Awards Presented at Unishippers Annual Convention

YRC Freight, UPS Freight®, AAA Cooper®, Estes and A Duie Pyle Recognized

January 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Unishippers Global Logistics, LLC, the nation's first and one of the largest small package and freight shipping resellers, announced the names of the 2014 Carrier of the Year Award winners during their Annual Convention on January 15, 2015 in San Antonio, TX at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.

The following carriers were selected by the Unishippers franchise body based upon service quality and performance, loss and damage events, customer service, claims resolution and overall commitment to partnership.

  • The 2014 National LTL Carrier Partner of the Year was presented to YRC Freight
  • The 2014 Multi-Regional LTL Carrier Partner of the Year was presented to Estes
  • The 2014 Regional LTL Carrier Partner of the Year was presented to two outstanding Regional carriers, A Duie Pyle
  • The 2014 Strategic Partner of the Year Award was presented to UPS Freight
  • The 2014 Platinum Partner of the Year Award was presented to AAA Cooper

"It brings Unishippers great pleasure to distinguish some of our carrier partners for their dedication to quality, customer service and partnership," said Kevin Lathrop, President of Unishippers. "The continued success of our franchise system and the satisfaction of our customers is due in large part to their hard work and we extend our sincerest congratulations to all our winners."

Partnering with more than 30 regional and national shipping carriers, including UPS®, UPS Freight®, YRC Freight™, Estes, and Saia, Unishippers can offer small and mid-sized businesses complete shipping solutions, attractive pricing, and local customer service that its customers can't receive anywhere else.

About Unishippers

Founded in 1987, Unishippers has grown to the largest reseller of shipping services in the nation with more than 290 franchise locations. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, the Unishippers concept is simple – work with major carriers including UPS®, Saia®, Estes®, YRC Freight™ and UPS Freight® to handle the pickup, transport and delivery of customers' shipments. All the while, franchisees work to provide customers with service and support. By leveraging the combined shipping volume of all its customers, Unishippers gets deeply discounted rates from its carriers, resulting in lower shipping costs. Unishippers serves more than 50,000 small to mid-sized businesses, and has been recognized as a top freight broker by Transport Topics and a top franchise by Entrepreneur, Franchise Times and the Inc. 5000. For information on Unishippers, including information on franchising opportunities and price quotes, visit www.unishippers.com.

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