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Unishippers Ranks No. 20 on Transport Topics Top 50 Freight Brokerage List

Third-Party Logistics Franchisor Continues to Annually Place High on Prestigious Industry List by Achieving Consistent Growth and Delivering Platinum Service
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(Franchise Clique)
Updated: May 4, 2017
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SALT LAKE CITYUnishippers Global Logistics, LLC has earned a top spot on Transport Topics’ annual Top 50 ranking of the Top Freight Brokerage Firms in North America for its eighth consecutive year. With gross freight revenue surpassing $341M in 2016, the company ranked No. 20 on the publication’s 2017 list that released earlier this month.

The Transport Topics Top 50 Freight Brokerage Firms is a unique ranking of the largest logistics companies in North America on the basis of actual annual net revenues for 2016, plus types of freight handled and number of loads or shipments. The Top 50 list comprises the largest freight forwarders, warehouse operators, dedicated contract carrier service providers and freight brokerage firms.

“It’s an astounding feat to be part of the Top Freight Brokerage list for the past eight years. This speaks volumes to the hard work we have seen from our franchise system, their employees and our corporate team,” said Kevin Lathrop, CEO and President of Unishippers, which services more than 50,000 small and medium-sized (SMB) businesses through an online transportation management system and a network of nearly 300 franchise locations and affiliate outlets.

As the nation’s first third-party logistics firm, Unishippers is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. What started with one carrier partner, one product and a reliance on paper waybills and invoices, has evolved into an award-winning, industry leader that offers customers more than 30 carrier options and a full menu of shipping services including express, ground, LTL and FTL.While the company has thrived and continues to look for ways to innovate, its continued focus on providing high-level customer service and reliable savings remains the same.

Lathrop continued, “Unishippers was founded on a simple concept to save SMBs money on their shipping: consolidate all their shipments under one account in order to receive discounts and customer service normally reserved for the largest shippers. It’s exciting to see how far our company has come during the last 30 years, and we are forever grateful to everyone who has contributed to our success, especially our shipping partners and customers. We appreciate their support and loyalty over the years.”

Unishippers was built on the foundation that no two customers are alike, and therefore proactively works to meet their unique needs by creating individual solutions that ensure smart choices that save time and money. The company offers complete shipping and transportation solutions, including a dedicated account team for service, technology built for SMB customers and flexible credit, insurance and invoicing options. By leveraging its deep customer base, Unishippers is able to secure stable discounts from its group of 30-plus carefully selected local, regional and national freight carrier partners that are then passed on to its customers.

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About Unishippers Global Logistics

Unishippers Global Logistics (“Unishippers” or the “Company”) is a leading provider of third party logistics services to over 50,000 small and medium-sized businesses through a network of nearly 300 franchise locations and affiliate outlets. The Company offers small package and heavy freight services, including LTL, FTL and air freight through UPS®, Saia®, Estes®, YRC Freight and UPS Freight® and other major carriers to manage the pickup, transport and delivery of customers’ shipments. The franchisees leverage the scale of the combined network to offer customers attractive shipping rates and are committed to providing best in class service. Unishippers’ strategy has resulted in significant growth year after year, and the Company has been recognized as a top freight broker by Transport Topics and a top franchise by Entrepreneur, Franchise Times and the Inc. 5000. The Company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. For information on Unishippers, including  price quotes, visit:

Media Contact: Jayne Levy, Fishman Public Relations, (847) 945-1300 or

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