People and businesses use
uShip because it’s easy and affordable to price, book, and ship
everything from cars to cranes, freight to furniture, and households to
horses—whether it’s going local or long distance.
Our shipping marketplace helps you connect with trusted,
feedback-rated service providers of all kinds—large companies, small
fleets, single-truck owners and even roadtrippers—that compete for your
business and offer extra cargo space at a discount.
Many great companies started
in a garage. uShip started in the back of a rent-a-truck. In 2001, Matt
Chasen and his then fiancé, Heather, were moving from Seattle to Austin.
The 9 ft. van Matt ordered was sold out, leaving them with an enormous
20 ft. truck.
Along that 2,500-mile drive, Matt remembered the large family
heirloom armoire he’d tried–and failed–to ship a year earlier due to the
astronomic shipping cost. That’s when he had his lightbulb moment that
he’d become intent on solving: creating a way online to efficiently
connect people’s large shipments with empty truck space so both parties
Matt would go on to make this his focus at business school, where he
met fellow students Jay Manickam and Mickey Millsap. The trio honed the
idea, and in 2004, they launched uShip.com.