uShip Sees 7x Jump in Auto Broker and Carrier Registrations in 2012

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Registrations of auto shipping brokers and vehicle carriers on uShip.com exploded 640 percent in 2012, resulting in a 10-fold increase in activity on its vehicle shipment listings. After vehicle listings grew 49 percent year-over-year in 2012, uShip has now reached nearly 700,000 vehicle shipments listings and $70M in vehicle transport sales all-time. http://bit.ly/uship-auto-broker

"As the old breed of load boards have increased their fees, our registration and activation growth reflects auto transport brokers are looking for vehicle shipping alternatives. And when they are presented with a more viable, affordable solution, they're quick to switch," said Dean Xeros, General Manager, uShip Motors.

"Auto brokers are recognizing that uShip offers superior technology, access to thousands of active auto carriers, listings through eBay Motors and Cars.com, and the ability to post and assign for free, along with tight integration with leading TMS providers," said Xeros.

AutoBrokerDispatch and CarrierSoft, two leading auto transportation management systems (TMS), are now integrated with the uShip vehicle shipping network, allowing brokers and frequent vehicle shippers to handle all uShip-sourced auto loads through their existing, familiar software.

For higher volume vehicle transport brokers, there's also uShip PRO, uShip's premium platform that lets brokers have their own private network of their most trusted carriers, direct assign loads and completely automate their entire backend dispatch process. http://uship.com/pro

uShip Motors comprises of cars, light trucks, RVs, ATVs, motorcycles, powerboats, sailboats and more, representing some of the online transport marketplace's highest volume categories. Across all its categories, the uShip marketplace has attracted $350 million in sales for transporters and freight brokers.

About uShip

uShip.com is the world's largest and most trusted transportation marketplace primarily serving the freight, household goods and vehicle shipping markets. Consumers and businesses can compare and book upfront quotes, name their own price or receive auction-style bids from thousands of customer-reviewed Transportation Service Providers, ranging from independent owner-operators to the largest freight carriers and brokers. Launched in 2004, Austin, Texas-based uShip operates globally with localized sites in 18 countries and regions on five continents, including North America, Europe, South America, India and Australia. http://www.uship.com

CONTACT: Dean Jutilla, uShip.com, 650-814-3854, dean@uship.comSource:uShip.com