June 04, 2014 // Franchising.com // SALT LAKE CITY, UT – With summer on the horizon, rising temperatures and increased highway traffic can impact shippers and the choices they make for transporting their goods. Summer peak season occurs from May to August, so now is the time for businesses to be proactive with their shipping needs in order to ensure their operations continue running smoothly.
Small to mid-size businesses should consider specialty services to combat summer’s unique shipping challenges. Unishippers Global Logistics, LLC, the nation’s first and one of the largest small package and freight shipping resellers, recommends taking advantage of the following shipping services for the summer season.
"During the summer months, highway traffic can increase which can make reaching delivery deadlines difficult. Being proactive is crucial for sustaining business relationships and a strong brand reputation," said Unishippers President, Kevin Lathrop. "It’s best not to leave things to chance and utilizing services from third party logistics like Unishippers minimizes the hassle for small business owners, allowing businesses to focus on other priorities and tasks at hand." For more information on Unishippers, visit www.unishippers.com.
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.
Michelle Rose Micor