December 16, 2013 // 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, was recognized in Transport Topics' "2013 Top 25 Freight Brokerage Firms" for the fourth year in a row. Unishippers was ranked No. 10 on this year's list.
Transport Topics' "Top 50" issue rankings are based on an annual survey of the largest logistics companies, including freight management and forwarding, brokerage services and warehousing and distribution. Survey results accurately and objectively document the size and scope of the largest operators in the United States and Canada, and provide timely analysis of trends shaping the industry. The "Top 25 Freight Brokerage Firms" rankings for 2013 were based off of net revenue over the last year, along with data on air and ocean freight forwarding, dedicated contract carriage and warehousing.
"This is a prestigious honor," said Kevin Lathrop, President of Unishippers. "The logistics industry worldwide is a $3 trillion business and the freight brokerage arena in particular is very competitive. We want to congratulate our franchisees, and thank our shipping partners and customers for helping to keep Unishippers in the top 10 of freight brokerage firms."
Unishippers was founded in 1987 from the premise that by partnering with major shipping suppliers and reselling their services, small and medium-sized business could benefit from the negotiated discounts and increased level of customer service. With more than 50,000 shipping customers, 6.5 million shipments annually, and industry leading partners including UPS® and YRC Freight®, Unishippers has the experience and leverage franchisees need to be successful. With over 290 franchise units, Unishippers provides individualized shipping solution for their customers with shipping coverage all over the US.
For more information about Unishippers, visit their website at www.unishippers.com. To learn more about the Transport Topics' "Top 50 Logistics" 2013 rankings, visit http://tinyurl.com/ljljtat.
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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