Company Ranks 12th Among Top 25 Freight Brokerage Firms
December 12, 2014 // 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, is recognized in Transport Topics' "2014 Top 25 Freight Brokerage Firms" for the fifth year in a row. Unishippers was ranked No. 12 on this year's list.
Transport Topics' "Top 50" is a unique ranking of the third-party logistics companies in North America and includes listings of the largest freight brokerage firms, freight forwarders, warehouse operators and dedicated contract carriage service providers. The "Top 25 Freight Brokerage Firms" rankings for 2014 were based off of net revenue over the last year, along with data on air and ocean freight forwarding, dedicated contract carriage and warehousing.
"We are honored to be a part of this prestigious ranking," said Kevin Lathrop, President of Unishippers. "This is the icing on the cake of an exciting year that saw our company introduce a new subsidiary, Launch Logistics, LLC, sell our 10th national franchise, and cross the $425 million in revenue mark. We want to congratulate our franchisees, and thank our shipping partners and customers for helping us be among the top freight brokerage firms in the nation."
Unishippers has more than 290 franchise locations across the nation as well as 10 National franchises. This year, Unishippers expects to bring in a record number of new franchise owners, surpassing last year's mark of 19 new franchises sold in 2013.
Partnering with more than 30 regional and national shipping carriers, including UPS®, YRC Freight, Estes, Saia® and UPS Freight®, Unishippers offers small and mid-sized business owners complete shipping options, attractive pricing, and personal customer service that its customers can't receive anywhere else. As one of only two companies authorized by UPS to be their official shipping reseller, Unishippers has found success with this partnership because each company complements the other. The company recently launched a new subsidiary, Launch Logistics, which is intended to rapidly expand the company's salesforce and customer service expertise and operates alongside its accelerating franchise network, prompting further growth and hands-on learning that will benefit the entire franchise system.
For more information about Unishippers, visit their website at www.unishippers.com. To learn more about the Transport Topics' "Top 50 Logistics" 2014 rankings, visit http://www.ttnews.com/top50/logistics/
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, local 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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