SALT LAKE CITY, UT, February 09, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Unishippers Global Logistics, LLC, the nation's first and one of the largest small package and freight shipping resellers, announced the names of its 2012 Carrier of the Year Award winners during its Annual Convention on January 18, 2013 in Orlando, FL at Disney's Contemporary Resort.
The following carriers were selected by the Unishippers franchise body based upon service quality and performance, loss and damage events, customer service, claims resolution and overall commitment to partnership.
• The 2012 National LTL Carrier Partner of the Year was presented to UPS Freight
• The 2012 2012 Multi-Regional LTL Carrier Partner of the Year was presented to Saia
• The 2012 Regional LTL Carrier Partner of the Year was presented to AAA Cooper
• The 2012 Strategic Partner of the Year Award was presented to Estes
• The 2012 Platinum Partner of the Year award went to YRC Worldwide Inc.
YRC Worldwide, Inc. is the parent company of YRC Freight , Holland and Reddaway. All three of these LTL carriers scored among the highest in their respective categories and YRC Worldwide, Inc. has demonstrated outstanding commitment to partnership. As a result, this special award was presented to the family of companies.
The Unishippers system was honored with the presence of James Welsh, CEO of YRC Worldwide, Inc., to speak to the group and accept the award personally.
"UPS Freight's relationship with Unishippers is unique and highly valued," said Ken Burroughs, Vice President-Revenue Management for UPS Freight, the heavy freight division of UPS. "We rely on Unishippers' ability to reach small businesses and, thanks in part to the first-class training they provide to franchisees, we trust that the UPS Freight brand will be professionally represented at all times. We are honored to receive this award from a company whose business model is both solid and admirable."
Partnering with more than 30 regional and national shipping carriers, including UPS, YRC Freight, Estes, and Saia, Unishippers can offer small and mid-sized business owners complete shipping options, attractive pricing, and local 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.
"Our carrier partners are an integral and essential part of our continued success," said Kevin Lathrop, president of Unishippers. "Their dedication to overall quality and customer service as well as their excellence in partnership is greatly appreciated by our franchise system and the customers that we serve. Congratulations to all our winners."
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 franchise by Entrepreneur, Franchise Times and the Inc. 5000. For information on Unishippers, including information on franchising opportunities and price quotes, visit http://www.unishippers.com.---
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